May 2006


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By Arlene Port

You are South,  Team Game (IMPS), None Vulnerable.

Here is your hand:

S - A 9 8 5 2
D - Q J 10 7 6 2
C - J 4
The Bidding is:
SouthWestNorth East

* - Preemptive

What is your bid???

Richard Katz: I bid 4 diamonds, over 4 hearts bid 4 spades. No accidents in 3 hearts X'd.

Herb Sachs: Pass. I am not interested in a diamond lead and I donít have the values for a 3 spade lead.

Bill Holt: 4H. This Michaels shows Spades and another. Bid it before opener can. Counting points I don't want to bid. But this hand has a lot of playing strength that doesn't want to defend. Tells partner he has a place to play in either 4S or in 5m ... and if opener bids 5H perhaps my unpassed partner can hit that. I have one defensive trick.

Gail Carns: 4D I am sure west will bid again since partner passed, east preempted and I only have 8pts. then I will bid 4S.

Jim Klein: I pass.  I'll let partner figure what to do.  I can't guess.

Bruce Keidan: 4H.  Pass could be right, but doesn't rate to be. Double could be a disaster when partner converts to penalties and finds you with only one winner on defense. If partner thinks 4H is a transfer to spades, look for a new partner.

Florine Walters: I take the plunge--4 HEARTS, and hope for the best! Partner is marked with some high cards., and hopefully we have a fit in either spades or diamonds.

PJ. Prabhu: Pass. If I bid, pard will expect more high card values or better suits

Roni Gitchel: 4H - I don't like it, but I don't like any other call better.

Asim Ulke: Pass. Vul., at IMPs I am not in favor of saves. The hand could belong to us, but I am more likely to go for a number. My bid could also help the declarer with the play of the hand. I pass and hope that the board is a push. At matchpoints I would have bid 4H.

Mary Carns: Pass.  Remember that thing about not preempting over a preempt?  Since pard didn't bid at the 1-level when he had a chance, this isn't our hand.  If he has a good hand, he has hearts.  Otherwise, I'm going to get (at least) 1 more chance.

Ernie Retetagos: Pass. Tempting, but bidding could easily lead to a disaster.

Trudy Cohn: Double. If partner has a spade fit, I am happy. If he bids 4 clubs, I can retreat to 4 diamonds

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