Bidding: S opens 1NT – West doubles – All Pass MrQ: This deal reminded me of similar situation I was in a few weeks back – not as a doubler but as the partner of the doubler sitting with 11 HCP balanced vul against non-vul.
Bidding: East opens 1D – 1S – (X); 3S – ALL PASS MrQ: I guess North had 3 options after 3S: PASS, X, 4H. Which one do you think is the most reasonable? I think I would double for takeout (having all other suits covered)
Bidding: East opens weak 2H – (2S) – 4H – (PASS); PASS – (4S) – ALL PASS MrQ: Should South just pass 4H instead of bidding 4S? You never know what 4H raise after 2H is? Could be constructive, could be pre-emptive. My logic was
MrQ: Shouldn’t East rebid 2D? 3D is game force showing 18/19 points so West needs to keep bidding to game … Guru: Precisely, East’s bid is 2D and West should then bid 2S. I have said this before and will say it again: when partner
MrQ: Too aggressive bidding from West? Guru: Not at all. Stupid bidding by South. West should always go to 5 of a minor if NS are to be believed, but if East believes that NS are clueless (why bid a FORCING 3S) then East should
MrQ: Should East bid 4S straightaway knowing that NS has game values? Would you open 1S here, not 2S? Guru: Yes, to both questions. East should definitely bid 4S, knowing that NS have the values not EW but EW have a big fit. West should
MrQ: Should East just rebid 2D? 3D is game force and showing more like 18/19 points so West is pushed to bid 4D. Guru: Where on earth did East’s 3D come from? A simple reverse to 2D should be enough to interest West who of
MrQ: Looks like very poor bidding from both East and West. Should East double or overcall with one of the major or maybe jump cue bid 3C showing extra strength (we don’t play Jumping Michaels but looks like good idea here)? West then simply bids
MrQ: Seems like West should have opened 4♥ straight away. Anyway he opened 3♥, shouldn’t North first double and then (after 3♠ from South) bid 4♦ (showing 16+) which South would then raise to 5♦? What if West opened 4♥ – what should North bid?
MrQ: Should North just leave it in diamonds? Guru: NO, 3♦ is forcing. Lucky if you stop in 3♥. Not easy to make but makeable if you don’t let yourself get forced off (don’t ruff the second or third club, which you have no choice