Your bid.

April 1, 2009 at 8:26 am 9 comments

Wednesday 1 April.
This is the second post of today.

Second in hand, nil vul, IMPs


Your bid, 2D not being an available option.


Entry filed under: bidding, thoughts on bridge.

The denoument to the opening lead…. Why do we do what we do?

9 Comments Add your own

  • 1. andrew webb  |  April 2, 2009 at 6:33 am

    I honestly have no idea; I think it would depend entirely on my mood & my partnership. At favourable, 3D. at equal nil, I’m not sure I can be bothered.

  • 2. Peter Gill  |  April 1, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    I pass. 6322 preempts at the three level are meant to be big losers according to the Italians. It’s not the first time that I’ve
    been out of kilter with the majority on this blog.

  • 3. Jonathan  |  April 1, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    I would have qualms about 3D only 2nd in at unfavourable, and even then I might.

    I’m only contributing this in case you’re building up statistics
    for how disruptive Oz bidding is vis-a-vis the rest of the world. We have our lunatic fringe here in the UK too…

  • 4. jill  |  April 1, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    3D. used to use 2nt opening in first 2 seats as a minor preempt without 2 of the top 3 honours and 3 of minor in first 2 seats as promising at least 2 of top 3 honours. this was used in conjunction with multi 2D. then, in 3rd and 4th seat, 2nt was the unusual 5-5 minors 6-10 hcp bid. the benefit of this was to be able to preempt in first 2 seats such that partner if strong, would have a better idea whether 3nt was making our way. With the better 3m preempts, the stronger hand got to play the NT contract. the disadvantage was losing the unusual 5-5 minor opening in first 2 seats, but sometimes u could come in with this later.

  • 5. Ian Thomson  |  April 1, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    The feature of the hand is Diamonds – but no singleton and 6322 shape is bad. On the good side is you are 2-2 in the majors. I would open 3D on this hand as AQJ9xx provides reasonable protection against being penailsed and provides partner with a suit they may be able to establish.

  • 6. Ben Thompson  |  April 1, 2009 at 11:31 am

    Gruesome shape. I used to routinely 3D these hands, but now I think pass is scary (we should all hate declining the serve) but probably right.

    And this in 2nd seat, where I think opening pre-empts are good action. Why? LHO, with a passed partner and an unpassed opponent, will be concerned about taking a marginal action.

    Pop a singleton in there somewhere (preferably not in diamonds) and I’m all for 3D.

  • 7. phil markey  |  April 1, 2009 at 11:27 am

    yawn – 3 diamonds

  • 8. sartaj  |  April 1, 2009 at 10:29 am

    3D. WTP ?

    • 9. cathychua  |  April 1, 2009 at 11:45 am

      Did I say there was a problem? Maybe, maybe not. Come back tomorrow!


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