By Arlene Port
Mary Carns: Double (takeout), and over the expected 2D by pard, I bid 2H. Should show approximately this hand. I could go for a number, though. Plus reopening the bidding could let the opponents find their diamond fit. At IMPs I pass
Trudy Cohn: I will double. Partner will know that I have a huge hand and interest in at least one other suit besides hearts. It's up to him to decide what to do after this. If he has the remainder of the missing points, we can either make a game or severely punish the 1NT bidder. If he has a bad hand, I will subside at 2 hearts, clubs or spades.
Bill Holt: Double. I will be happy to pass 2 Black or 2H; but will pull partners' 2d to 2H. Defending 1NT with my Aces and shape seems wrong. Partner should be able to ruff diamonds in my hand and Hearts in his own, and I have Aces for transportation. The NT overcall will calm partner down and keep the auction low. If it blows up in my face I will mumble something about it being matchpoints and move on
Herb Sachs: 2S I think I can make a lot of tricks regardless of the lead. If partner is just short in hearts, I can take many tricks. At IMPs, I would pass. Its not worth going for a number versus a partial.
Richard Finberg: 2S. First instinct says to bid 2H, but 2S is the only real chance to find best spot. Someone, hopefully not partner, will likely bid 3D. Ideal catch for partner's hand is something like Jxxxx, x, Jxxx, Kxx, to make 4S.
Asim Ulke: 2S Where are the diamonds? I should pass if partner has them. I am betting that the NT bidder has them. Partner might have raised hearts with 3, so I bid 2S
Jim Bachelder: Double, intending to correct 2D to 2H. There's 7-9 points missing and if partner's share are in any suit other than diamonds, I want our side to declare. And, if they're in diamonds, I want to make sure that he doesn't come up with the brilliant "surprise" lead of that suit. We can make a lot of hearts opposite as little as : JXX, JX, XXXXX, QXX
Ron Franck:Double I would re-open with a double....passing 2c 2h or 2s...if pt bid 2d I would correct to 2H
Richard Katz: 2S : I am optimistically bidding two spades hoping to find a homes in spades or clubs and not ending up in three hearts doubled.
Ernie Retetagos Pass Call me a pessimist. I can think of more bad scenarios than good ones
Gail Carns: 2H I don't want to dbl and hear the NT bidder say 2D
Roni Atkins. Pass - all the cards are on my left - end play, end play
PJ Prabu: 2H. This bid practically loses the S suit; but makes it more difficult for the opponents to find the D suit. Having shown my sixth H, I will have to subside and leave the rest to pard.
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