Monday, September 21, 2009

Another team trials bidding problem

I held this hand in a knockout match (spots approximate):

Q 5 4 3
A K Q 10 7 5 2

West North East South
1♣ Pass1
Pass 2♠ Pass?

What is your plan? Imagine that partner makes a weak spade bid over your next call.

1 comment:

  1. I would have started with 2D, a strong jump shift, if available. What are our 4th suit forcing agreements in this auction? I think I would have been inclined to rebid 2S (assuming that is our 4th suit forcing call) and then 3D over partner's presumed 2N.

    Now that I'm here, I'll bid 3D. Is partner's weak spade bid 3S or 4S (fast arrival)? Either way, I'll be happy that he didn't bid 3N (so that I'm less concerned that our spade suit has three losers) and try RKC.

    If we are missing a keycard, I'll bid 6D unless we have some specific agreement that this is not offering a choice of ocntracts.

    If we're missing two keycards, is there a way to signoff in 5N? Probably not, so I'll bid 5S. But, I won't like it.