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Wild hands for opposition

It all looks quite tame from the South seat but East and West sure have some shape. How would you bid this from the bad guys’ seats?

28 Comments

  1. Profile photo of joanbutts joanbutts says:

    1S opening by East was passed out. The computer really should make 11 tricks. It either gets two club ruffs or if you lead a trump then only one club ruff but no trump losers. However, it only made 9 for -140.
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – P 1 P
    P P

  2. Profile photo of baygon2014 baygon2014 says:

    Outsmarted myself – threw in an interference bid which meant they ended up in game. As I play just the one hand a day there comes a point when with a succession of boring hands you do anything to make it interesting – 11 tricks are there for the taking and there is really very little you can do about it.
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, strong twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – P 1 2
    P 3 3 P
    4 P P P

  3. Profile photo of baygon2014 baygon2014 says:

    If only…I bid on for that made it interesting but I suspect had I been playing club bridge the director would have been called in for south has no business staying in the auction….in any event down two in 5 spades.
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, strong twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – P 1 2
    P 3 3 4
    4 P P 5
    5 P 5 P
    P P

  4. Profile photo of rahamrick rahamrick says:

    I didn’t really think we would set the contract. But the only way one will come out on top in these hands is if one makes outrageous bids. I led a low heart, and as it turns out, we got them down one.
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – P 1 X
    P 3 3 4
    4 P P X
    P P P

  5. Profile photo of normie616 normie616 says:

    Oh well got EW down 1 trick by pushing them into 4S contract cheers normie sa
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – P 1 X
    P 3 3 4
    4 P P P

  6. Profile photo of katec001 katec001 says:

    Played as west and replied 1NT, east bid 4S. Made 12 if you cross trump two diamond and 2 clubs before 2 rounds of trumps where you lose your only trick and the rest are winners.
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – P 1 P
    1N P 4 P
    4N P 5 P
    5N P 6 P
    6 P P P

  7. Profile photo of katec001 katec001 says:

    Bidding system on previous post was just experimenting with calling for aces and kings.
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – P 1 P
    1N P 4 P
    4N P 5 P
    5N P 6 P
    6 P P P

  8. Profile photo of valeriejoan valeriejoan says:

    Very unusual distribution of cards here.
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, weak twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – P 1 P
    P P

  9. Profile photo of carro88 carro88 says:

    Computer only made 8 tricks aganst 1S passed out
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – P 1 P
    P P

  10. Managed to get 4 tricks
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, weak notrump, strong twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – P 1 P
    P P

  11. Managed to get 4 tricks
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, weak notrump, strong twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – P 1 P
    P P

  12. Managed to get 4 tricks
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, weak notrump, strong twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – P 1 P
    P P

  13. Profile photo of rosiel rosiel says:

    Second time round played as East in 6 spades and made 12….
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, weak notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – P 1 P
    3 P 3 P
    4 P 6 P
    P P

  14. Profile photo of taoguy68 taoguy68 says:

    Got them down one
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – P 1 2
    P 3 3 4
    4 P P P

  15. Profile photo of fishy fishy says:

    yes also got them down 1
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, strong twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – P 1 2
    P 3 3 P
    4 P P P

  16. playing east managed five spades
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, strong twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – P 1 P
    4 P 4 P
    5 P P P

  17. Profile photo of nelle nelle says:

    E/W down 1 in their 4S bid.
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – P 1 2
    P 3 3 4
    4 P P P

  18. Profile photo of sunbeam sunbeam says:

    East tries 3NT, DON’T ASK HOW!
    Somehow it makes 10 tricks.
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – P 3N P
    P P

  19. They bid 4, spades, down 1. I’ll have another play as east. Did I see they had 8 diamonds?….
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, strong notrump, strong twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – P 1 2
    P 3 3 P
    4 P P P

  20. West had the diamonds. They bid 5 going down 1.
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, strong notrump, strong twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – P 1 P
    4 P 4 P
    5 P P P

  21. Profile photo of rita928 rita928 says:

    What is the best lead here vs 1S??? Tried top D as well as C.
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – P 1 P
    P P

  22. Profile photo of ficty ficty says:

    Pushed them to 5S & got them down one
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, strong twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – P 1 2
    P 3 3 P
    4 P P 5
    5 P 5 P
    P P

  23. 4s by ew x
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – P 1 2
    P 3 3 4
    4 P P X
    P P P

  24. Profile photo of judyjunkin judyjunkin says:

    I would have loved to bid but only had 10 pts. Probably should have been brave enough to go ahead and bid 2 C. .E W made 3 S but not game. Too much distribution in pts. to go any higher.either E W or NS.!
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, strong twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – P 1 P
    P P

  25. Profile photo of squarepeg61 squarepeg61 says:

    Pushed E-W into a 4S contract and they went down one.
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, strong twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – P 1 X
    P 3 3 4
    4 P P P

  26. Profile photo of squarepeg61 squarepeg61 says:

    Replayed, this time pushing E-W into 5SX, taking them down two.
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, strong twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – P 1 2
    P 3 3 P
    4 P P 5
    5 P 5 X
    P P P

  27. Profile photo of chezzr chezzr says:

    Played 3 times as South defending against 1S contract.

    Best outcome was achieved by leading the queen of diamonds which resulted in four tricks for defenders.
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – P 1 P
    P P

  28. Profile photo of mayroses mayroses says:

    Got them down 1 first time out in 4spades
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – P 1 X
    P 3 3 4
    4 P P P

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