Posted 2012-July-12, 04:50
2C - (2S*) - pass** - (3C***)
3S - (p) - 4C - (p)
* - clubs or reds
** - GF
*** - pass / correct
Does "Fuction" mean 14 in some language?
Posted 2012-July-12, 10:14
4♣ has to be a control, and having already shown a positive for the GF pass, it is likely to be stronger than a minimum GF, which may just raise to 4. So give partner 2 controls on a good day.
It seems to me that it could still be clubs or reds, but in my experience of suction a single suit is more likely, so if opponents have the ♣Ace I place the Ace on the left and slam is on. I am happy enough to ace ask at this point.
Stymied, yes, but even if it is not a good day, I am reluctant to bid just game.
Posted 2012-July-12, 10:54
JAllerton: I continue by inspecting the vulnerability and form of scoring. Then I remind myself of what methods I am playing.
Posted 2012-July-12, 15:41
fact that you opened 2c caused a GF meaning pass might still be a
hand with nothing??? The reason this is important is because it can
help show the difference btn a hand that is using last train and one that
is cue bidding.
xxx xxx QJx Kxxx
xxx xxx QJxx xxx
If your pass showed values (like hand 1) then 4c has to be a cue bid but
if your hand could have been broke then 4c could be use to show a hand
with some values like hand 2. If p promised values then it is safe to bid 4n
but if p could have been broke you will have to cue bid (4d) to see if they
can show more
Posted 2012-July-12, 19:51
I would expect a♣ control from partner and a desire to explore further. I'm bidding 4♥ trusting ♠ have been agreed.
Keeping it simple...
Posted 2012-July-13, 04:09
I think it would mean clubs and a positive hand, while pass can still have clubs but not as weak as 2nd negative. These are my assumptions though, i don't knwo their system.
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