Posted 2012-July-06, 08:34
broke. Rho failure to raise spades increases the likelihood we can nail 3sx if p
decides to convert. If p bids 3n we will be happy to sit but bidding 3n is just too
unilateral for me.
Posted 2012-July-06, 09:57
3N needs a club finesse, or some help in the reds. This doesn't feel like an unreasonable parlay.
I'm not sure what the doublers are trying to acccomplish. A penalty would be unusual when I'm looking at ♠Ax. We know partner isn't bidding 3N, so are they trying to compete to 4m? If partner has five hearts, its very possible both games make or both go set.
Me: "Maybe he should have checked for the ♠K before he jumped to the grand slam that luckily made.
Ex-Bermuda Bowl Player: "He did check for the ♠K - he saw it in his opponent's hand!"
Posted 2012-July-06, 12:28
JLall wasn't there to laugh at me. But Clee was, and did.
Posted 2012-July-06, 15:37
Posted 2012-July-09, 11:50
It seems to me that West has a tough call over a double, 3NT could still be right but is really bad if partner has x AQxx AKx Jxxxx, or even x AKx KQJx Axxxx. I'd be very tempted to leave it in at matchpoints. I was happy with our result (made ten tricks on a spade lead after North pitched badly and failed to unblock diamonds) but thought it was a really close decision.
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