To bid or not, the full deals.

April 27, 2010 at 10:35 pm 2 comments

To recap from yesterday: You are East, playing strong NT, IMPs, all vul you pick up:

sK83
h1AJ10963
d1J9
cJ5

West……North……East……..South
………………………………….Pass
1C……….1D………1H………..3D
3H……….3S……….4H………..4S
Pass……..Pass…..???

What now?

Next, just a few boards later:

sA85
h1 A10874
d1KQ4
cQJ

West………North…….East………South
………………………………………Pass
Pass……….1S……….Dble………..2NT
3H………….4S………???

The full deals:

Board 23
Dealer South
All Vul

NORTH

sA954
h1852
d1AKQ85
c8

WEST

sJ10
h1K74
d164
cAK7432

EAST

sK83
h1AJ10963
d1J9
cJ5

SOUTH

sQ762
h1Q
d110732
cQ1096

West……North……East……..South
………………………………….Pass
1C……….1D………1H………..3D
3H……….3S……….4H………..4S
Pass……..Pass……Dble -790

In the other room it started off the same, but West passed instead of 3H. Over 3S East bid 4H on their own and so over South’s 4S, West felt like it was time to show heart support. North doubled and that was +500 and 7 IMPs away.

Then, four hands later:

Board 27
Dealer South
Nil Vul

NORTH

sK10632
h1
d1AJ86
c10965

WEST

sQ
h1KQ653
d11092
c8432

EAST

sA85
h1 A10874
d1KQ4
cQJ

SOUTH

sJ974
h1J92
d1753
cAK7

West………North…….East………South
………………………………………Pass
Pass……….1S……….Dble………..2NT
3H………….4S……….5H…………Dble
All Pass

In the other room the kiddies bought it in 4S after my hand overcalled 1NT. This was the second to last board. We had been up a lot early, Cayne fought back. After this hand, on which we picked up eight, so a net gain of one IMP on the to bid 5H or not hands, we were ‘only’ 5 IMPs down with this one to play…

NORTH

s
h1105
d1Q9853
cQ75432

WEST

sA84
h1AK84
d1AJ1062
cJ

EAST

sJ7632
h1 962
d14
cA986

SOUTH

sKQ1095
h1QJ73
d1K7
cK10

West…..East
1D……..1S
2H……..All Pass

Because we open good hands at the two level, although a reverse is forcing, if it is sensible to pass, then do so. Of course, that only backfires on my hand when partner has the three card support he’s planning to bid next! The layout, however, for spades, was dreadful, as EW discovered in the other room when the reverse was responded to and Krobono doubled 4S, down two for nine IMPs and a four IMP win to us.

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To bid or not…. Michael Ware on the 2010 Last Train part 3

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. phil markey  |  April 28, 2010 at 10:22 am

    meh – stupid club pips both hands

    Reply
    • 2. Chris Mulley  |  April 28, 2010 at 5:59 pm

      Just when I was going to claim a triumph of bidding judgement. 🙂

      Reply

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