What would Patty do?
In this ongoing series, Patty will offer bidding advice for bridge hands.
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When you have a hand that is too strong to describe in one bid, think about making bids that allow you toread more
This is a tough hand if you are not playing 2/1 Game Force.read more
North as 20-21 HCP and a balanced hand so should open 2N.
What a hand! Just bid 2♥.read more
The bidding should go in one of two directions. An aggressive pair:read more
I would double with your hand.read more
I did a splinter to show points.read more
How can we get to slam?read more
The hand record says that I can make 4♠, but I don’t see it.read more
Bid 2♦ .read more
This is a much more difficult hand if you don’t play 2/1 Game Force.read more
Should I bid Two-Way Checkback and sign-off at 2 ♦? (this question could have been asked of a standard auction also….should I bid 2 ♦ since I know partner has four diamonds)read more
What should I bid after Opener’s 2 ♣ rebid? I didn’t want to leave him there with a singleton.read more
The question was ‘What should North bid after South’s jump to 3♦?’read more
I opened 1♦, my partner bid 1♥ and my RHO passed. I hold: ♠4 ♥AQ7 ♦AQJ93 ♣KJ73read more
Everyone is Vulnerable. My partner opened 2♥ and my RHO passed. I hold: ♠74 ♥K9743 ♦Q9653 ♣3read more
I get a lot of questions asking ‘What should I bid?’, most of those questions involve figuring out how to get more information. In this hand North has a very good hand but doesn’t know how high to go.read more
New players will find this hand very difficult…..because you don’t have the tools yet to elicit all the information you need.read more
You are in the Overcall position and your Right Hand Opponent (RHO) opens 1♣. What should you bid?read more
1♦ opening bid seems clear to me. Yes, you have 20 HCPs, but you have a distributional hand and need to think about describing your shape as well as your HCPs.read more