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#1 User is offline   virupaksha 

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Posted 2017-December-04, 11:14

Q 6 4
K Q 6 2
A K J 8 4 3

Partner opens 3 clubs after pass. Opponent passes. What is the correct response?
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Posted 2017-December-04, 11:40

Passing is normal. Game is really low percentage in either nt or a minor, requiring very specific lucky holdings. Pass is best chance to stay low enough for a plus score.
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Posted 2017-December-04, 11:51

View PostStephen Tu, on 2017-December-04, 11:40, said:

Passing is normal. Game is really low percentage in either nt or a minor, requiring very specific lucky holdings. Pass is best chance to stay low enough for a plus score.


Once in a blue moon partner has something like void, xx, xxxx, KQJ109xx and game is on, way more often he has xxx, xx, x, AKJxxxx and you're struggling to make anything.
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Posted 2017-December-04, 13:16

I'm a passer, too.
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Posted 2017-December-04, 15:11

Pass. 3D is forcing and I don't want to climb higher than 3C with strong evidence of a misfit.
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Posted 2017-December-04, 15:11

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Posted 2017-December-05, 08:47

PASS
Echoing the slim pickings for making game AND actually hoping against hope the opps come in since it seems our best chance at a positive score at this point is by defending.
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Posted 2017-December-05, 09:11

PASS
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Posted 2017-December-05, 10:08

Easy pass here and once in a while you may get a bonus when LHO has most of the missing HCP and bids something.
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Posted 2017-December-07, 07:29

Vulnerability matters, please mention it.

Partner being in 2nd seat, except at Red vs. Green, 2nd seat ..., I would
pass without much pause,
Red vs. Green, I may bid unhappily 3NT, I would not be surprised if it
goes down.

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Marlowe
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Posted 2017-December-07, 08:23

 virupaksha, on 2017-December-04, 11:14, said:

Q 6 4 K Q 6 2 A K J 8 4 3 -
Partner opens 3 clubs after pass. Opponent passes. What is the correct response?

I rank:
  • Pass = NAT. Sensible.
  • 3 = NAT. F1. Hoping partner has shortage.
  • 3N = NAT. Brave.

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Posted 2017-December-07, 10:38

A smooth pass will get a balance on your left (and the hammer to follow) much more often than a bid will improve things.
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