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Bid vs Pass I

Poll: What do you do? (23 member(s) have cast votes)

What do you do?

  1. Pass (18 votes [78.26%])

    Percentage of vote: 78.26%

  2. Bid (5 votes [21.74%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.74%

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Posted 2007-August-24, 05:15

You hold:
Scoring: IMP


The auction starts:
pass - 1 - pass - 1
pass - 2 - Dbl - pass
???

What do you do?

EDIT for Fluffy: 2 can be done with a 3 card, but I don't know how frequent. So no idea if they always do this, or just with 5431's for example...
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Posted 2007-August-24, 05:21

If 2 can be 3 cards often I'll pass, otherwise I bid 2NT sclambing.

EDIT: I might try to inquiry a bit more, but looks like a pass to me. Our best possible contract is 3 where trumps can be very badly.
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Posted 2007-August-24, 05:22

I'll pass

Not happy about it, but 3X could be a blood bath. (The opponents could easily be playing in a seven card fit and there is no gauruntee that we can find our own best fit)

I'd be much happier if this were MPs
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Posted 2007-August-24, 06:06

Pass. Partner has a good defensive hand to come in 'live' against the highest ranking suit, i.e. forcing us to the 3-level without a guaranteed fit.
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Posted 2007-August-24, 10:23

I wouldn't pass. My one and only explanation is, they always seem to make when I do! 2NT for me to get partner to pick a minor, which is how I play it.
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Posted 2007-August-24, 10:24

passpasspasspasspasspass
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Posted 2007-August-24, 13:47

pass - you have a better chance of setting 2S than making 3D on a 43 fit. Partner has an opening bid and likely 0445, but might be 1444. If partner has 5d, they are too weak to overcall 2D, so 2SX has better chance for positive.
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Posted 2007-August-24, 15:03

ulven, on Aug 24 2007, 02:06 PM, said:

Pass. Partner has a good defensive hand to come in 'live' against the highest ranking suit, i.e. forcing us to the 3-level without a guaranteed fit.

Can't disagree with any of this. :rolleyes:
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