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Binary Poll

Poll: Binary Poll (38 member(s) have cast votes)

What's your call?

  1. double (27 votes [71.05%])

    Percentage of vote: 71.05%

  2. 3NT (11 votes [28.95%])

    Percentage of vote: 28.95%

  3. other (okay, trinary poll) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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#1 User is offline   daveharty 

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Posted 2012-July-06, 07:24



Matchpoints, unfavorable.
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Posted 2012-July-06, 07:52

3-and-a-half spade-and-a-halfs, inviting partner to bid 3NT.

Law 18, you say? Fine, 3NT.

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Posted 2012-July-06, 08:34

p knows i have extra values and just because p couldnt bid over 3s means they are
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.
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Posted 2012-July-06, 09:49

Dbl wtp
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Posted 2012-July-06, 09:57

I actually like pass better than a double, but 3N is my choice. Partner can still have a hand good enough for game.

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.
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Posted 2012-July-06, 10:03

Pass is lol. I would bid 3N.
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Posted 2012-July-06, 12:28

I passed on a hand like this a few months ago and paid dearly for it. Exact same auction, exact same colors, exact same spade holding, exact same HCP. I had six clubs, though.

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Posted 2012-July-06, 13:52

You need new friends :P
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Posted 2012-July-06, 15:37

Horrible hand. Anything could be right. If partner some 6-7 point hand or so in the right areas, game could be cold. If partner is broke, we're going for a number if we bid. I guess I hedge and double , mostly because it's likely to be cheaper if partner is broke in 4C/4H than 3NT if it's wrong.
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Posted 2012-July-06, 17:53

Unknown value "3". Bidding 11 NT.
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Posted 2012-July-09, 06:07

I'll double, partly as might get us to a good (or bad) 4.
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Posted 2012-July-09, 11:50

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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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Posted 2012-July-09, 17:50

You should not leave it in when your KQxx is in partners long suit
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