To preempt or not…

April 25, 2009 at 9:47 am 7 comments

All vul, first in hand, IMPs scoring you pick up:

sQ93
h1K6
d1QJ98432
c5

You don’t have a two-level option available, (though I am curious to know if that would be exercised by those who do). What call do you take?

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Toxic assets continued. To preempt or not, continued.

7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. khokan  |  April 29, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    I think the most important thing about preempting is, not necessarily what is the best action, but what partner will expect. One of the real positives of the OzOne experience was Eric Kokish’s material and coaching. Kokish put together hundreds of hands for partnership discussion, asking what we would do on them at various seats and vulnerabilities. This helped to develop a much better understanding of partner’s bridge beliefs. I’m sure that, while the Nickell team is a great one, they’ve benefited enormously from being coached by Kokish.

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  • 2. Ron Lel  |  April 28, 2009 at 10:46 am

    3D in first and third seat at equal vul.

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  • 3. Jonathan  |  April 27, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    3D at equal or favourable, at unfavourable I bid 2D. If not
    playing weak 2s, 3D.

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  • 4. Jamie  |  April 27, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    3D, Pre-empts work.

    On another note, it is possible if you are playing a comic NT to pass to see what is happening in the Auction then overcall 1nt :-).

    In practice I still bid 3D.

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  • 5. Peter Gill  |  April 25, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    3D, but I wouldn’t criticise anyone who chooses to pass.

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  • 6. sartaj  |  April 25, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    Open 3D on tuesdays and thursdays, pass on all other days.

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  • 7. Ian Thomson  |  April 25, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    Pass – too much in the majors for me – at fav vul I would open 3D as less downside

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