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Am I crazy? Reopening with some length in their suit

#1 User is offline   helene_t 

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Posted 2024-June-16, 08:07

Matchpoints, r/w, we are playing Precision(14/16) if it matters


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Posted 2024-June-16, 08:25

I think 2 is normal, but there are a lot of red flags. Perhaps they add up to enough to convince me to pass.

  • Partner is a passed hand, so they are not sitting there with a strong hand. Game chances are very slim, and partner is probably also not sitting there with a penalty pass of 1. More likely partner is weak and West is really strong.
  • Partner failed to raise hearts.
  • Partner failed to bid 2 showing 8-10 here, which is kind of surprising given our void.
  • We are vulnerable versus not and might go for a number.
  • We have decent defence against spades.
  • 2 as a contract, even when it is making, isn't a big MP's winner.
I still think passing is taking too much of a position, and I would bid 2. But the warning signs are there.
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Posted 2024-June-16, 09:04

I bid 2

Maybe I am missing something but I can't see much of a dilemma here.
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Posted 2024-June-16, 10:43

Thanks both, I am happy that my regular partner doesn't think I am completely crazy :)

Partner had AJT-x-JTxxx-xxxx. 6 is cold, we got +50 for defending 1, and 8% of the MP.

Maybe partner could have doubled or bid 1NT but I think his pass was reasonable.
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Posted 2024-July-07, 05:56

I bid 2.
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Posted 2024-July-07, 05:56

I bid 2.
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Posted 2024-July-07, 05:56

I bid 2.
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Posted 2024-July-07, 10:31

I think partner should be bidding, as you say, either 1N or X depending on agreement. Partner would be responding over pass so why not now?

After that it's either 2 or another route to show the distributional hand if you have that available.
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Posted 2024-July-07, 10:31

I think partner should be bidding, as you say, either 1N or X depending on agreement. Partner would be responding over pass so why not now?

After that it's either 2 or another route to show the distributional hand if you have that available.
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