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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...
When you have a hand that is too strong to describe in one bid, think about making bids that allow you to
This is a tough hand if you are not playing 2/1 Game Force.
North as 20-21 HCP and a balanced hand so should open 2N.
What a hand! Just bid 2♥.
The bidding should go in one of two directions. An aggressive pair:
I would double with your hand.
I did a splinter to show points.
How can we get to slam?
The hand record says that I can make 4[spade], but I don’t see it.
Bid 2[diamond] .
This is a much more difficult hand if you don’t play 2/1 Game Force.
Should I bid Two-Way Checkback and sign-off at 2 [diamond]? (this question could have been asked of a standard auction also….should I bid 2 [diamond] since I know partner has four diamonds)
What should I bid after Opener’s 2 [club] rebid? I didn’t want to leave him there with a singleton.
The question was ‘What should North bid after South’s jump to 3[diamond]?’
I opened 1[diamond], my partner bid 1[heart] and my RHO passed. I hold: [spade]4 [heart]AQ7 [diamond]AQJ93 [club]KJ73
Everyone is Vulnerable. My partner opened 2[heart] and my RHO passed. I hold: [spade]74 [heart]K9743 [diamond]Q9653 [club]3
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.
New players will find this hand very difficult…..because you don’t have the tools yet to elicit all the information you need.