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#1 User is offline   rakul 

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Posted 2018-January-20, 08:07

N is dealer: opens 1S
LHO dbls
S bids 4 H
what do u interpret the bid?
assuming N S plays 2/1
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Posted 2018-January-20, 08:36

splinter 0-1H 4+S game force hand
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Posted 2018-January-20, 09:47

View Poststeve2005, on 2018-January-20, 08:36, said:

splinter 0-1H 4+S game force hand


Can be splinter (most likely) or fit or voidwood if you play that, would never assume nat to play.
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Posted 2018-January-20, 09:57

I assume there was no alert in which case it's natural.

I pause an appropriate amount of time to allow north to wake up with a late alert but don't think it's my job to ask and avoid a mixup by them, ie. if it was a splinter but north obviously doesn't think so by the failure to alert.

If it's just a straight up failure to alert we are entitled to protection but not if no damage occurs as would be the case if we both own passes throughout and the 4 bidder warns us before the opening lead. In short if it doesn't affect our bidding or defence.
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