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Matchpoint vs a passed partner.

#1 User is offline   WesleyC 

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Posted 2012-March-12, 20:31

Matchpoints, Nil.

P (1S) ???

Q3 J96 K53 AQ742

Your choice?
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Posted 2012-March-12, 20:47

Nil = white right? I would double white and pass red. Part of me wants to say "I am protecting my SQ if they declare!" and part of me wants to say "gotta get in there white white at MP!"
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Posted 2012-March-12, 20:58

View PostWesleyC, on 2012-March-12, 20:31, said:

Matchpoints, Nil.

P (1S) ???

Q3 J96 K53 AQ742

Your choice?


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Posted 2012-March-12, 23:16

What is left to reopen if this is direct action?
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Posted 2012-March-13, 01:04

Pass.
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Posted 2012-March-13, 06:43

this type of discussion happens a lot with little/no
agreement. I am for the passing camp as opposite
a passed hand there is little chance of game and
it might be better to back into the bidding when
the opps have shown limited power.

If we lose the auction an x here makes the play practically
double dummy for the opps (not usually a good thing for us).
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Posted 2012-March-14, 21:45

Nil at Matchpoints, I don't hate the double, however it wasn't a success at the table.

Partner held [xx x JT9xx KJ9xx] and auction continued:

P (1S) X (4S)
4NT...

Eventually leading to 5Cx -3 for -500. No big deal at IMPs where the field was scoring 480 but it didn't win us any matchpoints.

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Posted 2012-March-15, 02:22

But with the diamond finesse working you had been -300, quite a good score at imps and mps...
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Posted 2012-March-15, 12:10

Passed or unpassed partner i dont overcall at 2 level with 5332 hands unless i have a very good reason to. And these reasons can be a very decent suit, or too strong to pass. Imo this hand doesnt qualify for any of these.
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Posted 2012-March-15, 12:41

Good hand for R.U.N.T., where you overcall 1NT with weak takeout shapes (or possibly extreme powerhouse hands somewhat equivalent to the old-school power cuebid) but double with values takeouts.
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Posted 2012-March-15, 12:51

It would never have occured to me to do anything other than pass...my suspicion is that there may be an age thing going on here....old players like me pass, younger and more optimistic players double.

I do like the notion of promoting my spade Q, however....I saw this idea written about in the MSC several years ago and it made sense then and now. But that heart holding....makes me shudder, given the rest of the foot I hold.
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