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Poll: Rate The Bid (39 member(s) have cast votes)

Rate 3NT

  1. Automatic (1 votes [2.56%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.56%

  2. Good (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. A Risk But I would (2 votes [5.13%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.13%

  4. A Risk But I Wouldn't (5 votes [12.82%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 12.82%

  5. Bad (20 votes [51.28%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 51.28%

  6. Madness (8 votes [20.51%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 20.51%

  7. Abstain (3 votes [7.69%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.69%

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Posted 2018-February-28, 17:26



3NT now is ...

If you feel that N should have come in over 3C, the poll for that part of the auction is here: https://bridgewinner...m-2-12hzwxmho7/

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Posted 2018-February-28, 17:53

I would pass. 3 or 3NT could work, of course.
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Posted 2018-February-28, 17:58

I'd bid 3N

Partner is balancing but he has to have SOMETHING and lord knows he doesn't have much in Diamonds
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Posted 2018-February-28, 18:22

View Posthrothgar, on 2018-February-28, 17:58, said:

I'd bid 3N

Partner is balancing but he has to have SOMETHING and lord knows he doesn't have much in Diamonds


But what can he have that he doesn't open 1 or 2 ? This is somewhat style dependent, and the correct bid may depend on that, we'd open most of the hands where 3N makes.
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Posted 2018-February-28, 18:26

this was with a BBO random nutcase so it's more a theoretical question, but for the sake of the question assume 2/1 5542 relatively solid preempts and three weak 2's
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Posted 2018-February-28, 18:31

I think pd has 6+4M and not enough to open 1, which also explains why he did not open weak 2 (due to side major).
He may even have 6-5 and 6-8 hcp.

In order to make 3 NT we will need him to hold A +A and have to guess diamonds right, too small target to shoot for IMO.
This is assuming there is a guess in diamonds, There might not be one even if our LHO has Qx due to the blockage in diamond suit.
I would never pass 3 at the first place by the way, but I may be minority.
I am bidding 4 now.
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Posted 2018-February-28, 18:34

View PostMrAce, on 2018-February-28, 18:31, said:

I think pd has 6+4M and not enough to open 1, which also explains why he did not open weak 2 (due to side major).
He may even have 6-5 and 6-8 hcp.

In order to make 3 NT we will need him to hold A +A and have to guess diamonds right, too small target to shoot for IMO.
This is assuming there is a guess in diamonds, There might not be one even if our LHO has Qx due to the blockage in diamond suit.
I would never pass 3 at the first place by the way, but I may be minority.
I am bidding 4 now.


as I said, I polled that elsewhere, but I think it's real close
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Posted 2018-February-28, 18:36

View Posteagles123, on 2018-February-28, 18:34, said:

as I said, I polled that elsewhere, but I think it's real close


Yes, in BW and I voted there too.
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Posted 2018-February-28, 18:40

View PostMrAce, on 2018-February-28, 18:36, said:

Yes, in BW and I voted there too.


Yes, I saw that Timo, I didn't mean it negatively lol, just to point again people for the other decision in what i think is an interesting hand :)

It was nothing against u dude :)
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Posted 2018-February-28, 18:48

View Posteagles123, on 2018-February-28, 18:40, said:

Yes, I saw that Timo, I didn't mean it negatively lol, just to point again people for the other decision in what i think is an interesting hand :)

It was nothing against u dude :)


I know m8, all good. I was not offended. You are one of the guys I like a lot in these forums.
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Posted 2018-February-28, 18:56

lol I feel the same bro :P
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Posted 2018-February-28, 19:00

View PostCyberyeti, on 2018-February-28, 18:22, said:

But what can he have that he doesn't open 1 or 2 ? This is somewhat style dependent, and the correct bid may depend on that, we'd open most of the hands where 3N makes.



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Posted 2018-February-28, 20:34

I just don't see bidding 3 NT with this hand. If you do so, you're betting that partner can provide a stopper or that block. With 432 in hand, I just don't like those odds.
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Posted 2018-March-01, 02:48

View Posteagles123, on 2018-February-28, 17:26, said:



3NT now is ...

If you feel that N should have come in over 3C, the poll for that part of the auction is here: https://bridgewinner...m-2-12hzwxmho7/

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Posted 2018-March-01, 03:24

I'm attracted to a 3NT bid in a masochistic sort of way.

the 3 bidder probably won't have a running suit (they might open 3NT). So either partner or RHO has a club honour and it is more likely to be partner since he is showing some values.

Of course partner's club holding might be K or QX ... but if you bid it confidently he might lead something else. :)

Risky. But I might do it.
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Posted 2018-March-01, 03:32

Any two aces make 3nt, with dQ falling.
Both red aces with P, if E is void in c.
But what are the odds? Not good enough to me.
I would expect myself to Pass.
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Posted 2018-March-01, 04:55

If we play in 3D (tick I guess) but everyone else make 3N then we lose ~9imps and partner is a little irritated you didnít X

If we try 3NT and everyone else is it in: itís a push but partner is aware that you took a big position when X is normal

If everyone else was in 3D but you make 3NT then of course you gain ~9 imps, and partner smiles, but in a funny sort of way

If everyone else was in 3D but you slip -1 in 3N we lose ~6imps, and partner is not amused

And if you try 3N but S had Kx C and East leads eg JC you are going to feel very queasy and S....well at the minimum thatís the last time S will balance weak in future. 3N-4 cf 3D tick just costs the 12imps. And if East suddenly awakes and doubles then itís just the 15 imps. South apologises to the Director and leaves the club complaining of a terrible headache, and your calls will not be returned

So put me down for Pass and see if E awakens. Even if not let partner have the pleasure of a useful + score, making an imp because it was played so well as everyone else is in 3D too. It we missed 3N then apologise immediately and turn to the next hand asap: your turn at the bar, again!
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Posted 2018-March-01, 05:04

View Posthrothgar, on 2018-February-28, 19:00, said:

Qxxx
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28 zar points a standard 1 opener
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Posted 2018-March-01, 05:34

View Postkbrat, on 2018-March-01, 03:32, said:

Any two aces make 3nt, with dQ falling.



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Posted 2018-March-01, 05:54

View Posthrothgar, on 2018-February-28, 19:00, said:

Qxxx
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Axxxxx
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Easy 1 for us, and btw a 4 card major doesn't put us off a weak 2. The only hand I could come up with was 7 diamonds to the ace and the club ace, we wouldn't preempt with 2 aces.

More interesting question if your openers are more standard
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