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Hole in the nt ladder in balancing seat

#1 User is offline   helene_t 

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Posted 2018-November-29, 00:37

Holding a balanced 16 I doubled as 1nt would be 11-14. P jumped to 2h. I bid 2nt but that apparently was 19-21.
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Posted 2018-November-29, 03:01

Helene: there are always holes in ladders, but this one looks like it's has a few broken rungs too :)

The balancing seat is always fraught with problems, especially on the first round, as opener may occasionally trap pass with a good hand knowing partner has nowt and watch the opponents flounder towards a hopeless contract as they try to define their 'not necessarily discussed' values. With GIB it's even harder as no prior discussion can take place, though having a space as large as 15-18 balanced not catered for looks ridiculous. That's why I always played 2NT in the balancing seat as (18)19-20(21) balanced, not Unusual.

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Posted 2018-November-29, 04:25

I would rebid 1NT. Some would say that is against the rules, but GIB is playing unfair B-) If BBO won't accept the bid, hit the redeal buttom :)

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