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by HDZ7
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Bridge Questions, Puzzles, Deals
Topic: How to go down in 3NT
Replies: 2
Views: 190

Re: How to go down in 3NT

God one Rod. With S J9 you have to first eliminate doubleton Q possibility in either oppornents, an if so you know that S are either 3-3 or 4-2. I would take this all the time, if I am in sound concentration state. Even if it is Jx I would do the same.
by HDZ7
Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Bridge Questions, Puzzles, Deals
Topic: Minors and Matchpoints
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: Minors and Matchpoints

Partner has minimum 8 points. RHO 4C bid suggests 5 clubs and some values and Diamond shortage. So the question is guessing if the partner has one of the 2 missing Aces (S & H) and if so then then 3 to 5 defensives tricks would be plausible (1 or 2D, 2 or 3M), hence DBl is reasonable. However I woul...
by HDZ7
Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Bridge Questions, Puzzles, Deals
Topic: Eleven Card Fit
Replies: 4
Views: 253

Re: Eleven Card Fit

I am 50/50 on 3D sign-off. Ax Spade holding has more value than just one trick and Clubs are headed by the K, so not much wastage either. So in the balance I would bid 4D and if the partner has shortage then game is on. As you know I am a bit more aggressive...
by HDZ7
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Methods and Conventions
Topic: Rod's Bidding Ideas
Replies: 1
Views: 177

Re: Rod's Bidding Ideas

Topic - Major suit Raise. Your idea of finding a second suit fit (or a feature) is a good one. I only suggest going through Bergan first to be more simplistic and more easily understood, however drawback is not being able to find a feature in Clubs (I presume if partner bids 3D bergan then you would...
by HDZ7
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Bridge Questions, Puzzles, Deals
Topic: Eleven Card Fit
Replies: 4
Views: 253

Re: Eleven Card Fit

Hand is too flat, so I would certainly investigate 3NT. It looks like maximum 8 tricks without feature from the partner against good defence. So I would bid 2NT first and if positive (any feature) then bid 3NT. If no feature then I would invite by bidding 4D (partnership agreement required here as 3...