Rebid problem continued.

June 12, 2009 at 7:12 am 6 comments

NS Vul
Rubber bridge

NORTH

sA109xxxx
h1AJ9
d1K8
cx

WEST

sQ
h1xxx
d1J
cAQJ10xxxx

EAST

sKJ8xx
h110xxxx
d1Q9
cx

SOUTH

s—-
h1KQ
d1A10xxxxxx
cK9x

The question was, with the South hand, what to rebid on this auction:

West….North….East….South
………..1S……..Pass….2D
3C……3S………Pass…..?

Along with most of those who passed an opinion yesterday, it seemed to me like you keep bidding diamonds, but Simon (Hinge) chose 3NT. Partner removed that to 4S and he passed. I guess we are all in agreement that North should be passing 3NT, but given that he doesn’t, does South have any reason to remove 4S to 5D?

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Rebid problem An unusual bidding situation

6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Khokan Bagchi  |  June 16, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    What does everyone think of the 3C bid by west? Seems pretty tame at favourable AND with 100 honours. 4C, or even 5C, would have made things a lot more difficult.

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  • 2. Khokan Bagchi  |  June 12, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    I think it’s hard to construct a layout where 3NT makes and 5D goes down. As much as I admire Simon’s game, I don’t think this was his finest hour.

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    • 3. Khokan Bagchi  |  June 12, 2009 at 9:45 pm

      BTW, I wouldn’t pull 4S to 5D, as the south hand has very useful cards for 4S. Bidding 4S on that suit seems totally wrong.

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  • 4. Jonathan  |  June 12, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    Surely bidding 5D over 4S shows something like
    – QJx AKQJxxx Kxx? I would expect partner to raise
    with AKxxxxx Axx xx x which wouldn’t be a triumph.

    I don’t personally like 3NT, but it looks like you’re stuck with
    4S now.

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  • 5. Ron Lel  |  June 12, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    Absolutely no reason to remove 4S. North misbid. I agree with Simon’s fine 3NT bid.

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  • 6. Chris Mulley  |  June 12, 2009 at 10:11 am

    Pulling the 3NT bid is exponentially worse than bidding 3NT in the first place. Words fail me. I wouldn’t pull 3NT on this auction unless I had a sub-minimum opening with very long spades (KJxxxxxx AQx x x).

    To pull 3NT when holding Kx of diamonds with bullets outside is just sick. Maybe (s)he sensed the doubt in the 3NT bid and figured there was only one club stopper opposite.

    There is absolutely no reason to remove 4S to 5D. On the auction, I would expect partner’s spades to be playable opposite a void. They just don’t have their removal of 3NT to 4S.

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