Posted 2012-April-24, 13:46
I mean you should just double on these hands. Ax is a huge holding. I am 100% sure its winning bridge to double on these hands at both imps and MP. I mean you could have game on and partner unable to back into the auction because he has 3 or 4 hearts: Kxxx Axxx xxx Kx is a totally routine hand where game is extremely good and there is no way at all partner can do anything if you pass.
Bidding 3C instead of double is bad for two reasons. First this hand is not really about clubs, and diluting the integrity of your overcalls can be a huge problem if the next bid is 4H and partner has to decide about dble 5c and 4s. Secondly, if you bid 3C it is very hard for partner to get spades into the auction. Suppose now he holds Kxxx xxx Kxx Kxx, is he meant to bid his spade suit? I mean i expect he will bid 3H, and in this case you will get to spades, but another day you will have a heart stop and a spade suit and have to guess whether partner would prefer to hear about the stop or the spades.
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