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Posted 2021-November-25, 22:36

Hi

Recent hand from Bot MP tourney, best hand South



Out of 30+ hands this ended in either 4S, 5D, or 6D with nobody doubling 6D
10th hand in MP tourney
I thought about doubling but chickened out. But I didn't even countenance 6S
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Posted Yesterday, 01:49

4 over 2 should be a good hand not a preempt, possibly better than this, this is borderline between 3 (which is also a good hand) and 4. If 6 should be bid or 6 should be doubled, that's partner's job.
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Posted Yesterday, 01:56

Maybe pass isn't technically forcing here, but partner should almost always act in balancing seat at MPs. Matchpoint odds look good for acting.
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Posted Yesterday, 03:41

View PostCyberyeti, on 2021-November-26, 01:49, said:

4 over 2 should be a good hand not a preempt, possibly better than this, this is borderline between 3 (which is also a good hand) and 4. If 6 should be bid or 6 should be doubled, that's partner's job.
Bidding 'weak over weak' is not as unpopular (anymore?). With a shapely hand with good playing strength it pays to put the opponents to a guess, provided partner knows you might have a weak hand for this jump bid.

I would probably have doubled on the first round, hoping the opponents don't jump to 5 immediately so I can bid 4. The 6 bid is outlandish, and partner should more than likely have doubled if you pass. South, however, is done.
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Posted Yesterday, 08:24

 DavidKok, on 2021-November-26, 03:41, said:

Bidding 'weak over weak' is not as unpopular (anymore?). With a shapely hand with good playing strength it pays to put the opponents to a guess, provided partner knows you might have a weak hand for this jump bid.

I would probably have doubled on the first round, hoping the opponents don't jump to 5 immediately so I can bid 4. The 6 bid is outlandish, and partner should more than likely have doubled if you pass. South, however, is done.

Putting partner to a guess as to the strength of your hand is bad bridge, regardless of “popularity”.

I suggest choosing weak or strong but not weak and strong.
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Posted Yesterday, 13:30

View PostWinstonm, on 2021-November-26, 08:24, said:

Putting partner to a guess as to the strength of your hand is bad bridge, regardless of “popularity”.

I suggest choosing weak or strong but not weak and strong.
Yes, I'm choosing weak. But slightly wide-ranged - around 9-14 HCP.

Putting partner to a guess on a preemptive auction may occasionally be the least of all evils, as much as I would like to avoid it.
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Posted Yesterday, 17:40

 DavidKok, on 2021-November-26, 13:30, said:

Yes, I'm choosing weak. But slightly wide-ranged - around 9-14 HCP.

Putting partner to a guess on a preemptive auction may occasionally be the least of all evils, as much as I would like to avoid it.


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