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Defense To Wilkosz

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Posted 2003-July-23, 15:30

I had read about this, and had been lookin forward to playing against it. My first time, we lost 12 IMPS ???

Our opps were the only pair which opened, and due to my unfamiliarity with it I just plain chickened out, and they made 2H instead of us making 4S.

What's a good, simple defense to Wilkosz?
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Posted 2003-July-23, 15:39

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I had read about this, and had been lookin forward to playing against it. My first time, we lost 12 IMPS ???

Our opps were the only pair which opened, and due to my unfamiliarity with it I just plain chickened out, and they made 2H instead of us making 4S.

What's a good, simple defense to Wilkosz?


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Posted 2003-July-23, 16:03

Truscott is intended for destructive bidding over the opponents Strong Club opening.
I would never use this over Wilkosz. Case in point. Why would I EVER want to use a first step response [2H over 2D] to show both majors when LHO has already promised at least one 5 card major.

With that said and done:

I think that there is something to be said for using your standard defense to a multi-2D opening over Wilkosz as well. In both cases, your goal needs to be straightening out your holdings in the majors as quickly as possible.

I'm fond of both the Dixon and Forrester defenses.
Dixon is documented at http://www.blakjak.d...co.uk/multi.htm

I would be interested to see how this defense would have handled your bidding problem.
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Posted 2003-July-23, 17:12

Richard:

1) The bidding went 2D-P-2H-All Pass
Partner was second hand with AJ85-J8-Q109xx-Jx
I was fourth hand with 109xxx-AKQ-K8x-Ax (no excuse for passing - I just froze)

Looking at the Dixon link - I think the second hand is too weak to speak, though it is unclear. The fourth hand defense is simpler - I just should have doubled for takeout, as I should have done naturally.

In your opinion, was the second hand strong enough to speak, using Dixon?

2) What do you suggest for defense to Multi - have met it a couple of times and was clueless.

I will leave you to guess where I encounter this stuff, BBO or my local (U.S.) club....
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Posted 2003-July-23, 17:20

Playing Dixon, I would expect the auction to proceed as follows

(2D) - P - (2H) - 2NT
(P) - 3C - (P) - 3S
(P) - 4S

2nd seat is too weak to overcall.
4th seat looks like a natural NT overcall to me.
I have no interesting in bidding a 5 card spade suit to the T9xxx
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Posted 2003-July-23, 18:04

I think both of you could have gotten into the auction. 2ND hand first pass is correct, but in the balance seat, I would balance back in with a double. After all, your partner may have an heart stack (and thus couldn't double 2H which would have been takeout).

Also, with 4th hand, a bid over 2H's is surely almost required, but you should have some protection from partner if they have a heart fit.

For defense against multi, I really enjoy multi-vs-multi. If for no other reason than the fun of alerting the bids (got this from chris rydal’s webpage. The bids go this way....

Them Us (direct seat)
2D ?

1. Dbl shows:
a) opening hand with hearts, or
B) opening hand with spades, or
c) Strong blanced hand (19-21), or
d) Three suiter with 19+ hcp
2. 2H shows a balanced NT type hand 15-18
3. 2S shows an opening hand with clubs
4. 2N shows an opening hand with diamonds
5. 3C/3D immediately are preemptive
6. 3NT 22+ stoppers in both majors
7. 3H/3S shows major (bid) and unknown minor

Of course, now you have over the minor transfers, the inbetween bid to show invitational values. If they bid 2H or 2S over a dbl, pass is takeout from both sides of the table, but of course can be left in.

Dixon in other positions.
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