rduran1216, on 2012-February-02, 00:24, said:
my point is that most of the time when you hold AQ10xx of an overcaller's suit, you should be looking to punish. Nothing is stopping the 1S opener from being 5314 or 5305 or 5215 or 5404 or 6214 or...
Even if the opps have a 9 card club fit, how often will they run to it? If the partner of the 2D overcaller is xx25, do u expect him to rescue?
The only downside to pass, is if the auction goes 1S 2D all pass. The frequency of this versus the frequency partner reopens is very skewed in favor of reopening IMO. Yes my last post was riddled with oversights, point was, they wont have a 10 card club fit most times one of them overcalls a separate suit, and I can always make a forcing call later by cueing the overcallers suit. The upside of punishing here has to be the top priority.
I doubt if even Ely Culbertson (Who wrote in his Blue Book
in 1930 "Collecting penalties is the prime objective of Contract Bridge.") would try to punish the enemy with a not unlikely spade slam and poor defense if they run to clubs. And in those ancient days 1♠
)-X was a penalty double
, where nowadays you have to trap pass since double would be negative.
In answer to the OP, cuebid 3♦
but if the splinter is systemically available (it usually isn't) and in range for your partnership, by all mean use it.