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One for the road?

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In the OP context, what is your call?

  1. Pass (8 votes [32.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 32.00%

  2. 6H (13 votes [52.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 52.00%

  3. Other (4 votes [16.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 16.00%

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#1 User is offline   nige1 

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Posted 2019-June-11, 02:40


Match-pointed pairs.
Your call?

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Posted 2019-June-11, 02:59

Cue bidding style ?
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Posted 2019-June-11, 03:23

View PostCyberyeti, on 2019-June-11, 02:59, said:

Cue bidding style ?


I don't know but I think it's a Blue-Club auction.
I;m sorry I've posted it to the wrong forum :(
Please would a moderator move it to Non-natural bidding discussion :)
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Posted 2019-June-11, 03:41

View Postnige1, on 2019-June-11, 03:23, said:

I don't know but I think it's a Blue-Club auction.

If it's neapolitan style and without turbo then I would bid 6C, which is not on your list.
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Posted 2019-June-11, 04:22

Italian club systems, strong club systems, whatever the partnership is playing, you have to trust the opener who is usually in charge of the auction. So pass for me. (Which I concede is probably wrong because if all the cues are first round controls as opposed to singletons, 6 looks on.)

However, when West doubles 4 have the partnership got any other bids available other than another cue bid? [This theme crops up again on the forum] How about a forcing pass, and South being able to redouble to show first round control? Or even better a 4 splinter after 2, West doubles again, North passes and South redoubles automatically showing the A.
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Posted 2019-June-11, 04:35

View Postnige1, on 2019-June-11, 03:23, said:

I don't know but I think it's a Blue-Club auction.
I;m sorry I've posted it to the wrong forum :(
Please would a moderator move it to Non-natural bidding discussion :)


The auction is pretty natural, that's not an issue.

You have massive extras, but no idea (and have given little idea) of what the controls are, partner probably knows you have an ace and a king, but no idea about your shape.

I presume you don't splinter with a stiff ace, otherwise this would have given partner a clue (and that when you subsequently cue spades that that is the K not a stiff).

Partner appears to be missing the minor suit Ks (or if he has the K he's missing the A) so I'd bet he has A, AK, A (or K) and not a singleton in either minor (I don't know if he'd bid 5 with a stiff ace). He also thinks that opposite Q and 3 controls a slam is possible but not guaranteed.

Presumably he's also not 5332 or would not have kicked off with 2 ?

It's a bit of a crap shoot, I think I'd probably bid 6, but not be surprised if it went off.
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Posted 2019-June-11, 04:37

View PostFelicityR, on 2019-June-11, 04:22, said:

Italian club systems, strong club systems, whatever the partnership is playing, you have to trust the opener who is usually in charge of the auction. So pass for me. (Which I concede is probably wrong because if all the cues are first round controls as opposed to singletons, 6 looks on.)

However, when West doubles 4 have the partnership got any other bids available other than another cue bid? [This theme crops up again on the forum] How about a forcing pass, and South being able to redouble to show first round control? Or even better a 4 splinter after 2, West doubles again, North passes and South redoubles automatically showing the A.


I presumed XX = first round club control, P = 2nd, 4 denies a club control
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Posted 2019-June-11, 05:22

I seem to have quite a lot of extras and pard has nothing in clubs.
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Posted 2019-June-11, 07:54

View PostFelicityR, on 2019-June-11, 04:22, said:

Italian club systems, strong club systems, whatever the partnership is playing, you have to trust the opener who is usually in charge of the auction. So pass for me. (Which I concede is probably wrong because if all the cues are first round controls as opposed to singletons, 6 looks on).

The opener's 5H is not sign off here, he's simply saying that we can't go on unless you have something not yet shown. And as cyberyeti said, he already indicated a reason for concern by ignoring the double - he lacks second level clubs control, and you have it, so show it.
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Posted 2019-June-11, 12:13

View Postpescetom, on 2019-June-11, 07:54, said:

The opener's 5H is not sign off here, he's simply saying that we can't go on unless you have something not yet shown. And as cyberyeti said, he already indicated a reason for concern by ignoring the double - he lacks second level clubs control, and you have it, so show it.


Doesn't opener have other bids available to check for a further control? 4 NT might be available as DI 4 NT to show further slam interest asking for any additional feature and act as a waiting bid. Also, a further cue could do the same thing if 4 NT would be some A asking bid.

The original response showed 3 controls, that is, an A and K or 3 Ks. Certainly, that doesn't preclude black suit shortness somewhere. Maybe opener needs to allow for that possibility.
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Posted 2019-June-11, 15:25

I would have taken charge after the 4d cuebid, that way you are not guessing at this point.
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Posted 2019-June-12, 05:28

5 seems like a sign off to me. Surely we have set hearts as trumps already. While I agree 6 looks to be there on the bidding, partner had 4N available which would give a chance to cue bid again. Yes we have the Q but suppose p needs control?



This seems compatible with the bidding
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Posted 2019-June-12, 09:48

Partner seems not to have club control and AK of . So hearts and must be solid and we can probably afford 1 loser. We could also loose a , but i will take the risk.

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Posted 2019-June-12, 10:02

View Postrmnka447, on 2019-June-11, 12:13, said:

Doesn't opener have other bids available to check for a further control? 4 NT might be available as DI 4 NT to show further slam interest asking for any additional feature and act as a waiting bid. Also, a further cue could do the same thing if 4 NT would be some A asking bid.

Not in any mainstream Italian stye of control-bidding - no other bid is necessary and things are complicated enough as it is :)
More likely variations on the present auction would be for South to bid 3NT over 3 showing (more economically) that he too controls spades, or for South's 5 to also show an odd number of key cards (otherwise he would have bid 4NT).
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Posted 2019-June-12, 10:54

View Postnekthen, on 2019-June-12, 05:28, said:

5 seems like a sign off to me. Surely we have set hearts as trumps already. While I agree 6 looks to be there on the bidding, partner had 4N available which would give a chance to cue bid again. Yes we have the Q but suppose p needs control?



This seems compatible with the bidding


Not sure it is, that hand should show as a balanced 16 not a heart suit.
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Posted 2019-June-12, 12:25

View Postnige1, on 2019-June-11, 02:40, said:


Match-pointed pairs.
Your call?



change bidding systems should be one of the options. :)
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Posted 2019-June-12, 12:58

This is like Blue team club auction.My bid is 5NT. Bid 7 if you have both AK of hearts. North could easily have passed 4Cx if he did not have the DA.OR he could just have retreated to 4H.Where are his 17+HCP required for his opening 1C bid? He is certainly showing a better than a minimum hand.by his 4D cue.This bid together with his 5H bid .knowing fully well that I have one honour in hearts.I feel he is worried about club losers in his hand .From the bidding N knows that S has SK)there is no splinter used ) and CA and can not have any thing more as 1S bid has SPECIFICALLY shown 3 controls._May be he has AQx-AKxxxx-AK-xx OR Ax-AKxxxx-AKQ-xx.( If they do not play RKC after 2Cues .) OR AQxx-AKxxx-AK-xx .
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Posted 2019-June-13, 16:32

The point of interest in this topic is that partner hesitated before bidding 5.
There are now 24 votes and 7 voted to pass 5.
See the BridgeWinners topic:
What is the correct TD decision and why
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Posted 2019-June-13, 23:25

View Postnige1, on 2019-June-13, 16:32, said:

The point of interest in this topic is that partner hesitated before bidding 5.
There are now 24 votes and 7 voted to pass 5.
See the BridgeWinners topic:
What is the correct TD decision and why

Sirs you have asked about action to be taken by TD ,I believe there was no screen used.If the TD was called before S bid then obviously TD shall ask the bidding to proceed and if he decides that S bid as if there was no pause and also, as is available information about the NS system and development, the bid that S makes is correct then he should allow the bid to be legal.However ,if he decides that South has even say 20 pc.chance for getting influenced and taken a decision pass or bid based upon a conclusion drawn from the pause he may disallow the pass or bid. The score may then be adjusted accordingly and the sides permitted to appeal against his decision.Sir,pardon me please but, this is what I, with my limited knowledge, feel.
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Posted 2019-June-14, 06:45

View Postmsjennifer, on 2019-June-13, 23:25, said:

Sirs you have asked about action to be taken by TD ,I believe there was no screen used.If the TD was called before S bid then obviously TD shall ask the bidding to proceed and if he decides that S bid as if there was no pause and also, as is available information about the NS system and development, the bid that S makes is correct then he should allow the bid to be legal.However ,if he decides that South has even say 20 pc.chance for getting influenced and taken a decision pass or bid based upon a conclusion drawn from the pause he may disallow the pass or bid. The score may then be adjusted accordingly and the sides permitted to appeal against his decision.Sir,pardon me please but, this is what I, with my limited knowledge, feel.
At the table, 6 was bid and made. Defenders called the director who rolled the contract back to 5. Few considered MsJennifer's point: that it's unclear what the break in tempo suggests.
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