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Poll: Your Lead (37 member(s) have cast votes)

What suit would you lead against this bidding?

  1. Spades (6 votes [16.22%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 16.22%

  2. Hearts (4 votes [10.81%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 10.81%

  3. Diamonds (3 votes [8.11%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 8.11%

  4. Clubs (24 votes [64.86%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 64.86%

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#21 User is offline   Winstonm 

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Posted 2017-November-26, 12:49

This whole episode is quite confusing to me - and I admit I would have led a club and felt totally fixed by the result. Why?
First, what is the purpose of responding to show the club suit in a balanced 6322 8-point hand after an 18-19 point NT opening?
Second, how can a world class opponent use an ace asking bid with Qxx of diamonds with no guarantee of partner's control of that suit?

I have read that the Italians with the Blue Team thought there were worse bridge sins that reaching slam missing 2 aces, but I would not place this auction in that category. To me, it looks like a misunderstanding or the bidding of a team that thought themselves nearly hopelessly behind in a match.

If I have to guess that one of the (arguably) two or three best players ever has made a mistake, the game is too tough!
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Posted 2017-December-02, 02:14

View PostWinstonm, on 2017-November-26, 12:49, said:

This whole episode is quite confusing to me - and I admit I would have led a club and felt totally fixed by the result. Why?
First, what is the purpose of responding to show the club suit in a balanced 6322 8-point hand after an 18-19 point NT opening?
Second, how can a world class opponent use an ace asking bid with Qxx of diamonds with no guarantee of partner's control of that suit?

I have read that the Italians with the Blue Team thought there were worse bridge sins that reaching slam missing 2 aces, but I would not place this auction in that category. To me, it looks like a misunderstanding or the bidding of a team that thought themselves nearly hopelessly behind in a match.

If I have to guess that one of the (arguably) two or three best players ever has made a mistake, the game is too tough!



6322 suit is not balanced. is off balance. but i am with what you saying. i would have led a;so
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Posted 2017-December-04, 15:19

View PostLBengtsson, on 2017-December-02, 02:14, said:

6322 suit is not balanced. is off balance. but i am with what you saying. i would have led a;so


Many consider the suit-length situation when speaking of balanced or unbalanced: 6322 and 7222 can be considered balanced compared to other 6-card and 7-card suit hands. :)
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