Aug 2007

 

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INTERNET POST

By Arlene Port

You are South,  IMPS,  NS Vulnerable.

Here is your hand:

S - 6 5 4

H - A K 7 4

D - Q 5 3

C - 9 8 2

 
The Bidding is:

South

West

North

East

  

1C

PASS

1H

PASS

1S

PASS

1NT

PASS

2D

PASS

???

   

What do you bid?

 
Bill Holt 2S.  One last chance to try to slow down partner, who apparently is 4144 or 4045.  If he has enough extras he'll keep going, but I can't force given the misfit sounding auction

Ernie Retetagos: 3 NT,  Assure partner that hearts are double stopped.

Gail Carns: 3C I hope partner bids again but if not I don't see a game

Trudy Cohn: 3C I will bid three clubs. Partner must have a big hand with at least five clubs. I have already limited my hand with the one no trump bid so it's time to show a modicum of support.

Florine Walters: 3 NT. Partner should have a good hand with a void in Hearts, so I might as well convey the message that I have a double stopper in Hearts, and a pretty good 1 NT bid, and am not interested in any other game.

Asim Ulke: 3NT Presumably partner has a good hand with 4-0-4-5 diatribution. I have enough to bid 3NT

Mary Paulone Carns : 3C.  Partner should be 4-0-4-5 without a game force (1S isn't forcing).

PJ Prabhu: 2NT. I'm torn between this and 3C. I switched my choice since we are vulnerable at IMPs. Partner appears to be 4=0=4=5. 3C is safer, but if we have game, it will be in NT. Hence I'll show my double stoppers and invite 3NT.

Arlene Port: 3C. I believe that 2D is forcing, at least to 3C. Partner does not seem too happy about NT, so (and the best part of this is that I saw what was perceived as the best answer)

Herb Sachs: Pass. I would have bid 2 clubs over 1 spade, so I am passing 2 diamonds. I have no bid.

Marvin Rulin: 2 NT I have no 5 card major.

Internet Post Results:

Bid:

NAT'L

PGH

AWARD

2NT

12

2

100

3C

7

4

80

2H

3

0

70

3NT

7

3

60

2S

2

1

30

PASS

2

1

20

 

HOW THE NATIONAL
EXPERTS VOTED
 
Sorry, N/A this month

 

 

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