What would Patty do?

In this ongoing series, Patty will offer bidding advice for bridge hands.

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A Case for Strong Jump Shifts

We played two over one and we missed the grand on this deal after using Jacoby 2NT.  Look forward to your comments.  Thanks in advance. North ♠ 62 ♥ AJ9872 ♦ AK3 ♣ K7 South ♠ AKJ1087 ♥ KQ64 ♦- ♣ A84 Assuming North opened: Playing strong jump shifts (which is what...

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Not Every Hand is a Winner

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)






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Low and Safe

What should I bid after Opener’s 2 rebid? I didn’t want to leave him there with a singleton.






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Bid your Shape

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.






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More Information, Please

New players will find this hand very difficult…..because you don’t have the tools yet to elicit all the information you need.






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