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#1 User is offline   Phil 

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Posted 2015-March-18, 18:05

Matchpoints, vul vs not

xx KTxx x AKQTxx

{(4) - ?
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Posted 2015-March-18, 19:16

View PostPhil, on 2015-March-18, 18:05, said:

Matchpoints, vul vs not x x K T x x x A K Q T x x
(4) ??
IMO Pass = 10, 5 = 9, Double = 8. The doubleton is a bit of a turn-off. If you play high-level doubles as "action" (Helene_t dubs them "blame transfers"), then double is a bit fraught but less so at MP than at imps.
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Posted 2015-March-18, 19:24

Not at this vul. If we can make 5 we'll probably be in 6
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Posted 2015-March-18, 23:34

5 is unlikely to be doubled, so might be a reasonable sac, might make. Don't love it, but preemptive, what can you do?
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Posted 2015-March-19, 00:28

I would pass.
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Posted 2015-March-19, 00:31

I'd pass with the death holding in spades.
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Posted 2015-March-19, 01:04

Prefer Passing. But, one reason to bid 5C could be to prevent a 5 balance by partner holding 6 diamonds. For sure Partner will bid Diamonds if I perpetrate a Double.
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Posted 2015-March-19, 09:49

If I pass and partner bids 5 on a 6 card suit I expect him to make it, possibly with an overtrick.
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Posted 2015-March-19, 15:30

I hate letting the biddings end without me bidding on AKQ10xx, and I wouldn't let it this tiem either. 5 for me.
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Posted 2015-March-19, 16:35

5C. I can see the colours too but so does LHO. If partner raises us to slam I'm actually not ashamed of my hand. And if LHO doubles and we only take 6 tricks, well, at least it's matchpoints. -500 would be annoying too of course but I don't think they get to double us that often. Idk
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Posted 2015-March-19, 19:55

Obvious pass, do we really expect partner to provide 4 tricks ? It would also be shameful that partner provide 4 tricks but we are still down because the Kh is not a trick, we lose a trump trick or a S ruff.

Kof C asking for count and switching the stiff D look like good defense potential too.
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Posted 2015-March-19, 20:14

Pass for me, is this a lead problem?
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