Monday, October 16, 2017

How do I show this Monster?

Here is your hand:

♠42
AKQ65
AJ7
♣A43

You are Dealer. You decide to open 1. The opponents Pass throughout. Your Partner says 1NT. What is your call?

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Responding to a Take Out Double

Here is your hand:

♠AJT3
Q73
985
♣J42

You are Dealer. You decide to "Pass". Your LHO opens the bidding 1♠. Your Partner says "Double". Double here should be TAKE OUT. Partner is saying "Bid your LONGEST suit. I have everything BUT ♠. What is your call?

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Do you really HAVE to complete the Transfer?

Here is your hand:

♠AJ52
A8
AT75
♣AK3

You are Dealer. What will you open the bidding?

This one is pretty easy. Bidding 2NT shows a balanced hand with either 20 or 21 HCP. Perfect!

You and Partner have agreed to play Stayman and Jacoby Transfers over both a 1NT and 2NT opening bid.

Now Partner bids 3. What is your call?

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