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#1 User is offline   DavidKok 

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Posted 2021-July-22, 03:34

I ran into multiple interesting deals and close decisions at my club yesterday, and thought they might be fun hands to share. All hands are IMPs, your general opening and overcall style is very aggressive.

1. Early in the evening you become declarer in a sharp game. West leads the 3 (4th best). Plan the play.

2. Partner has successfully preempted the middle opponent, unfortunately he is you. A new suit at the 3-level would be natural and forcing, 3NT to play, 4 weak (a poor agreement in 4th seat, but that's what you play), 4 RKC 3014 and 4M and up natural. Your call?

3. Favourable vulnerability, so the aggression is on. Your opponents are sound bidders (and your partner is not). What's going on?

4. Plan the auction.

5. A tough spot for my partner. What would you have done?

6. Many people at my club got this decision wrong - how good are your agreements?

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Posted 2021-July-22, 04:25

1. A, diamond ruff, club towards dummy
2. 3N
3. 4
4. 1
5. P (partner has almost certainly four hearts, so likely 1453-ish shape)
6. 3 (mixed raise)
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Posted 2021-July-22, 05:07

1. same as nullve
2. 5 though agree 3NT may be better.
3. same as nullve
4. same as nullve
5. same as nullve
6. yes, what are the agreements? lol! 3 if says mixed raise 7-10 high points 4 support. other than that 4 Landy game try. (my new convention)
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Posted 2021-July-22, 19:20

1 if the J loses to the queen, the 9 on the way back.
2 5c
3 same
4 pass
5 same
6 3H competitive raise
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Posted 2021-July-23, 01:53

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Posted 2021-July-23, 01:54

1. A looking to make 5, , ruffs/2/1
2. 3NT - North should have at least 5 playing tricks & with a max. of 3hcp in the odds of an outside trick look favourable so I count 9 tricks and hope.
3. 4 expecting to be down 2
4. Pass initially
5. Pass
6. 3 - maybe defending in is better, but more likely a minor
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