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bruce
27-06-2004, 03:55 PM
MP's. Unfavourable:
Pd opens 1NT (15-17)

you hold: AKJ, Jx, J9xxx, ###

What do you do with this scrappy hand?

Bruce

shaun
28-06-2004, 04:39 PM
2S - Asking for a transfer to clubs, which you then bid 3D over. Of course you may miss a 4-3 spade fit

bruce
28-06-2004, 04:45 PM
shaun wrote:


2S - Asking for a transfer to clubs, which you then bid 3D over. Of course you may miss a 4-3 spade fit

Bzzzzzzzzzzz

Time to phone a friend.

Bruce.

Rincewind
28-06-2004, 06:39 PM
At rubber I'd just bid 3NT and be done with it. 5D doesn't look likely, neither does any game contract in the majors. Don't know the significance of "MP's. Unfavourable" though.

shaun
29-06-2004, 11:09 AM
shaun wrote:



Bzzzzzzzzzzz

Time to phone a friend.

Bruce.

OK. Given that I have 9 points (I'm discounting Jx), and my P has 15-17 (with no 5 card majors otherwise he would have bid it), we have between 24 and 26. I may take a risk (as Barry did) and bid 3NT but it may go off with no H stoppers.
Of course if it turns out that there is enough for a risk free 3NT then I wonder why partner didn't just reveal his cards to me during the bidding, rather than expect me to guess the right contract.

Rincewind
29-06-2004, 11:50 AM
OK. Given that I have 9 points (I'm discounting Jx), and my P has 15-17 (with no 5 card majors otherwise he would have bid it), we have between 24 and 26. I may take a risk (as Barry did) and bid 3NT but it may go off with no H stoppers.
Of course if it turns out that there is enough for a risk free 3NT then I wonder why partner didn't just reveal his cards to me during the bidding, rather than expect me to guess the right contract.

With partner holding no better than Q 10 x x in spades I think the J x in hearts have to be of some use. 25 pts should be enough for 3NT in most cases so I think you'd be alright.

Rincewind
01-07-2004, 01:13 PM
So Bruce of Fairfield, are you going to be dispensing pearls of wisdom on these bidding quizzes? Also are you going to have any on card-play?

bruce
01-07-2004, 05:58 PM
you're all a bunch of pessimists.

Life's too short. Bid 3NT.

Bruce
Fairfield.

Rincewind
01-07-2004, 07:31 PM
you're all a bunch of pessimists.

Life's too short. Bid 3NT.

Everyone except me that is. 3NT was my guess.

On second thoughts, more bidding questions, please. :)