By Arlene Port
Ernie Retetagos: 2NT Partner figures to have a singleton heart and a 5 card black suit. If it is spades they will transfer, and if it's clubs East may not find a club shift. Also, partner doesn't have to have a yarborough.
Bill Holt Pass. +200 will beat any part score we can make and any game I cannot bid. Partner is broke & doesn't have Spades. I could bid 2NT or 3d or even try 3NT but I will be end-played out of my hand the whole time. On defense, I have 2+ Spades, 2 Hearts, 2-3 Diamonds and a way to tap declarer in diamonds - if declarer loses control of the hand I will make my small diamonds.
Gail Carns: Pass Partner has a lot of clubs and didn't bid so they have no points. 2H could go down 200
Jim Bachelder: Double: I'll venture a 2nd double, intending to correct 3C to 3D. Who knows, partner might have: KXXXX, X, XXX, XXXX
Jim Bossert 3d (Jim is a man of few words)
Asim Ulke Double: It looks like I can count on 6 tricks on defese. I partner has any cards in clubs we might even get + 200. However, it is not in my nature to pass 19 points. Easts 3rd seat opener may be light and we may have a game in NT. I risk a second double. If partner bids 2NT (Lebensol), I bid 3D. Over 3C, I bid 3NT. Over 2S, I am still thinking
Florine Walters: 3D : Three Diamonds, and hope the opponents bid three Hearts so that I can double for penalties.
Bruce Keidan 3D Maybe I'm missing something here. 3D seems automatic. Anything else suggests cutting back on your medications.
Trudy Cohn: I will bid 2NT which at least shows the appropriate point count if not the correct distribution. I feel that I am between a rock and hard place and can only describe the hand to the best of my ability.
Roni Gitchel Atkins: 3D - I would like to make a penalty double, but double is not for penalty. Partner has at most 1H and should have club support.
Arlene Port : Pass 3D looks promising, but I am afraid I wonít get as rich on +110 as I will on +200.
Herb Sachs: 2NT. I hope my partner does not have 4-1-2-6 with no face cards. If he bids three clubs, I have to bid three diamonds. I donít think I should sell out. It doesnít sound as if responder has a big hand and if openers was marginal, partner stands to have some points.
PJ Prabhu :3NT. What I think I can make. If Pd has DJ and QJx of C, I have a very good shot at 3NT. On a good day, even less would do
Lou Joseph: Pass. What am I missing, an invitation to go minus 200? How many points are there in this deck? Even if opener is light, what's left for partner?
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