Cyberyeti, on 2012-July-18, 02:51, said:
More of a problem is that pd with Ax is likely to bid 3N expecting the diamonds to run, if they don't you can be dialling a serious number. The percentage normally quoted as required for a vul game is for one that's going one off, if I held xxxxx, Ax, Ax, Axxx I'd bid 3N like a shot, how many tricks do you expect me to make if the diamonds don't behave ?
I think 3N is a pretty good game with this opposite that. Especially so, since opps' longest suit is hearts.
You're making 100% of the time you have Hx-Hx in diamonds (4 combos) + 2 combos of Hxx-H + 1 combo of HH-xx. We're near 50% already, and we haven't taken into account any of the doubleshots you have: e.g., they lead hearts and continue clubs or hearts later, or the spades block.
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