June 2007

 

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INTERNET POST

By Arlene Port

You are South,  IMPS,  BOTH Vulnerable.

Here is your hand:

S - 9 8 7 4 3

H - A K Q 3

D - A 2

C - 9 4

 
The Bidding is:

South

West

North

East

   

4S

PASS

PASS

4NT*

PASS

???

   

* - Two-suiter

What do you bid?

Ernie Retetagos: 5 NT. I expect partner's suits to be semisolid

Bill Holt 5S - pick a slam.  I am too good to play at the 5 level.  If partner bids 6d I will preference to 6H.  7 is possible but with the d&%#ed preempt I don't think it can be accurately bid.  Fun problem!

Gail Carns 5C hoping partner bids 5D so I can bid 6H

Jim Bachelder: 5S, pick a slam. Opener has all of the spades and we have the rest of the deck. Its highly unlikely that partner has a minor and HEARTS, so, with 2/2 and clearly no preference, I'll let partner pick his trump suit just in case he's 6-5. Pard probably looks something like this: S - void, H - XX, D - KQJXXX, C - AQJXX

Jim Bossert : 5D. I prefer diamonds to clubs and partner doesn't hold hearts.

Joe Brady: 5S Partner isnít forcing me to the five level with jack-high hearts so they must have the minors. If he bids clubs, Iíll probably correct to diamonds. If he bids diamonds, I will correct to hearts.

Bruce Keidan: 5d. Good problem.

Asim Ulke: I bid 5 clubs. Not looking for magic. If partner corrects to 5D then I bid 6H.

Roni Gitchel Atkins: 5C - If partner corrects to 5D, I will then correct to 5H

Herb Sachs: 5C If my partner bids 5D, I will bid 6 hearts. I can be off two aces, no matter what. This is a guess.

Mary Carns 5D This gets me to the right suit 2 of 3 times:  when he has minors, and when he has clubs+hearts. If he has the latter and rebids 5H, I bid 6D, which I presume is a cuebid

Ken Bergman.....6D.....assuming partner's NT shows the minors.   I have alot more than partner could expect.

Barb Bergman: ....5D....this is very conservative, but I'm hoping partner will correct to 5H, at which point I'd bid 6H.   I'm afraid of a VERY bad trump break and a spade lead will immediately pump partner's diamonds.

Florine Walters: 5NT, although would have preferred 5 Hearts, if forcing, and suggesting hearts if that is his second suit. Without that discussion, 5 NT, and again hoping partner bids cheapest suit, so if he has clubs & diamonds, I can correct to diamonds, as it should play better from my side. Partner is obviously void or has one spade. If one spade, left-hand opponent is void, and should get a more favorable lead. If partner does bid 6 diamonds over 5NT, it will take me one second to bid 6 hearts, which is certainly the contract I am hoping for.

 

Internet Post Results:

Bid:

NAT'L

PGH

AWARD

5NT

9

2

100

5S

9

3

90

5C

6

4

60

5D

4

3

50

5H

2

0

10

6C

0

1

10

6D

0

1

10

 

HOW THE NATIONAL
EXPERTS VOTED
Phillip Alder  5NT
David Berkowitz  5NT
John Carruthers  5NT
Larry Cohen  5NT
Ron Gerard  5NT
Eric Kokish  5NT
Nancy Popkin  5NT
Michael Rosenberg  5NT
Jeff Rubens  5NT
Augie Boehm  5D
Sami Kehela  5D
Eric Rodwell  5D
Ron Smith  5D
Gerald Caravelli  5C
Billy Eisenberg  5C
Max Hardy  5C
David Liss  5C
Marshall Miles  5C
Suc Picus  5C
Carl Hudecek  5S
Richard Freeman  5S
Eddie Kantar  5S
Chip Martel  5S
Arthur Robinson  5S
Al Roth  5S
Paul Trent  5S
Robert Wolff  5S
Kit Woolsey  5S

 

 

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