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Whoops!

2C is forcing to game. Computer forgot and some players got stranded in a part-score on this hand.

I’d like to say our team of engineers has worked overnight ( on double pay ) to fix the problem but, no, it’s not quite like that. Graeme fixed it on normal pay.

Yes, sometimes computer messes up which is annoying for some and comforting for others, I guess.

49 Comments

  1. Profile photo of joanbutts joanbutts says:

    Your second bid is the hard one. There’s little to do after starting with a response of 2 but to bid 3NT. At least you have a king. Your next choice comes after the opening lead. The odds favour playing low from dummy and hoping the J is onside. Making 10.

  2. Profile photo of waxing2 waxing2 says:

    I did my less than 8 points response (2D). Partner bid 3D!!!. So I bid my best suit (H) and partner passed!!! Why didn’t partner bid 3NT?? when partner had 22 points?
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 2 P 2
    P 3 P 3
    P P P

  3. Profile photo of spungee spungee says:

    yes I was confused too @waxing2. I thought that sequence of bidding was game force @joanbutts?
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
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    W N E S
    – 2 P 2
    P 3 P 3
    P P P

  4. Profile photo of katec001 katec001 says:

    Did what Joan said but parter bid 5D! Went down one. Lately when playing at my local club (actually since I’ve gone down a few times in 5D and 5C when 3NT was there) I have been trying to keep in the fore front of my mind to think strongly about 3NT if I think game is there in a minor. 9 tricks is so much easier than 11 and there’s a chance of overtricks in 3NT giving a better score. I’ve only been playing a bit over a year so it isn’t automatic.
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 2 P 2
    P 3 P 3N
    P 5 P P
    P

    • Profile photo of joanbutts joanbutts says:

      @katec001
      Do keep thinking that way! It will pay off in the long run, and you’ll get to practise your dearer play in no trumps too!
      It’s best to hide the diamond suit here by bidding 3NT and take the risk that the opponents will have all the clubs and lead them.

  5. Profile photo of suec88 suec88 says:

    ditto, and the hint said 3 H too, would have thought rather than pass partner would have said 3NT.
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 2 P 2
    P 3 P 3
    P P P

  6. Profile photo of valeriejoan valeriejoan says:

    Tried it according to the hints, ended up in 3H and went light, went 3D and easily achieved it, tried 3NT and that went well, 10 tricks. Confusing hints here, and I found the bidding confusing as well.

    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, weak twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 2 P 2
    P 3 P 3N
    P P P

  7. Profile photo of rahamrick rahamrick says:

    It looks like the “Powers that Be” educated the computer, which is no longer jumping to 5d over 3nt bid. 3nt is a better response to 3d than 3 h, since in all fairness north can’t bid 3 nt over 3h without a stopper in clubs. Bid 3nt, made 11.
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 2 P 2
    P 3 P 3N
    P P P

  8. Profile photo of marcie-g marcie-g says:

    Went 3NT and got 4. Smug or what!
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, weak notrump, strong twos, transfers.
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    – 2 P 2N
    P 3 P 3N
    P P P

  9. Profile photo of snowwhite snowwhite says:

    Left partner in 3D and made 5 Diamonds as East quite unaccountably did not take the A of Clubs when I played my quite obviously singleton Q of Clubs. Also East threw off all his hearts so my J of Hearts made as the 3rd last trick when I only had two trump and a heart left. Will try it in 3 NT and see how I do.
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 2 P 2
    P 3 P P
    P

  10. Profile photo of heatherte1 heatherte1 says:

    I bid 3 C. N came back 2D. then computer says 3NT. Not my call but made 11. Nice.
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, weak notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 2 P 3
    P 3 P 3N
    P P P

  11. Bid 3 nt & made the same
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, strong twos.
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    W N E S
    – 2 P 3
    P 3 P 3N
    P P P

  12. Profile photo of shiningstar shiningstar says:

    Bid 3NT mad 10 tricks
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, strong twos.
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    – 2 P 2
    P 3 P 3N
    P P P

  13. Profile photo of normie616 normie616 says:

    Pretty happy with my 2nd game .After playing in Diamonds first round and falling short by 1 ; played 3 N/T second game and made 11 tricks all good cheers normie sa
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
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    W N E S
    – 2 P 2
    P 3 P 3N
    P P P

  14. Profile photo of kc24 kc24 says:

    Second game, 3nt made 10.
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
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    – 2 P 3N
    P P P

  15. Profile photo of carro88 carro88 says:

    Ended in 3h, obviously wrong. This is good revision for weak2 system.
    Should have seen 2C as a”strong2″ in unspecified suit. Hence partners D indicative of 6 cards. Now do I support D with 2 or use negative 2 N with a singleton club?
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 2 P 2
    P 3 P 3
    P P P

  16. Profile photo of brendauk brendauk says:

    Can someone please explain what 2D response in S means, after the opening 2C, in this hand? I only had 2. How could I know partners holding?

    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, weak twos, transfers.
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    – 2 P 2
    P 3 P 3
    P P P

  17. Profile photo of bigboy4650 bigboy4650 says:

    bigboy
    Responded 3 Clubs to partners opening bid of 2 Clubs and then 3 NT in response of 3 Diamonds by partner. Made 11 tricks
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 2 P 3
    P 3 P 3N
    P P P

  18. Profile photo of delta delta says:

    3NT SQ won then ran diamonds HAK Q fell HJ
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos.
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    – 2 P 2
    P 3 P 3N
    P P P

  19. Profile photo of nelle nelle says:

    3NT made 8 tricks. Second time 11 tricks. I think I have to review the hand better.
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 2 P 2
    P 3 P 3N
    P P P

  20. Profile photo of nancyjane nancyjane says:

    Bid 3NT, made 10.
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 2 P 3N
    P P P

  21. Profile photo of debdaniels debdaniels says:

    1/927— opening hand— a first for me.
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
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    – 2 P 2
    P 3 P 3N
    P P P

  22. Profile photo of peralph peralph says:

    @BrendaUK An opening bid of 2 clubs is an artificial bid showing 22 HCP. Unless you have a strong suggestion about playing in hearts or spades, you should bid 2 diamonds (also artificial) so partner can describe the hand better.

    @joanbutts Anything you want to add and/or correct?
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos.
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    – 2 P 2
    P 3 P 3
    P P P

  23. Profile photo of peralph peralph says:

    @BrendaUK @joanbutts …22 HCP or more. I had a plus sign after the 22, but it disappeared.
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos.
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    – 2 P 2
    P 3 P 3
    P P P

  24. Profile photo of garry garry says:

    Partner opened 2C meaning 22 HCP and demand bid, returned 3C being my longest and strongest … Partner 3d I could not support, bid 3 NT made 13 tricks,

    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, strong twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 2 P 3
    P 3 P 3N
    P P P

  25. Profile photo of garry garry says:

    That’s 11 tricks

    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, strong twos.
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    – 2 P 3
    P 3 P 3N
    P P P

  26. Profile photo of sbc7241008 sbc7241008 says:

    Bid 5 D and made it easily.
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, strong twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 2 P 3
    P 3 P 4
    P 4 P 5
    P P P

  27. Profile photo of suzie suzie says:

    Bid 3NT and made 4.
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, strong twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 2 P 3
    P 3 P 3
    P 3N P P
    P

  28. Bid 3 nt, made 11. To me, 2 clubs tells me at least 23 pts. My hand was better in diamonds so therefore I bid 3 nt. Had my best suit been a major I would have bid that. Always bid nt if it looks like the game would be played in minors….said my teacher…
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, strong notrump, strong twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 2 P 3N
    P P P

  29. Profile photo of woland80 woland80 says:

    I made 10 tricks 🙂
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 2 P 2
    P 3 P 3N
    P P P

  30. Profile photo of perrypie perrypie says:

    3NT a good outcome, especially as S has only 3 points.
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, weak twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 2 P 2N
    P 3 P 3N
    P P P

  31. Profile photo of jan2bridge jan2bridge says:

    This hand has me talking to myself. Jan did you forget 2Clubs means 21 points. Myself ans. yep. Do you feel foolish? Yep.
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, strong twos.
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    W N E S
    – 2 P 4
    P P P

  32. Profile photo of huntert huntert says:

    I have returned to bridge in my retirement–not having played since the 70’s–I have picked up enough to know that the 2 club bid was over 20 pts–I answered with a 2 club bid–which I thought would show a very weak hand but support in clubs–answered 2 diamond bid with 2 hearts and a prayer as I believed under the circumstances we needed to bid game somewhere but I didn’t know where–computer responded with 3 NT–and we made an overtrick—not sure of the correctness of what I did–but it did seem to work–feed back would be appreciated–thanks
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
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    W N E S
    – 2 P 3
    P 3 P 3
    P 3N P P
    P

  33. Profile photo of moyra moyra says:

    Such a fun hand to play. Made 11 tricks. Woo Hoo!
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, weak twos, transfers.
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    W N E S
    – 2 P 2
    P 3 P 3N
    P P P

  34. Profile photo of kinderconnie kinderconnie says:

    Played it in D first and then in NT made four of course NT scored more points. Something I need to remember.
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, strong twos.
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    W N E S
    – 2 P 2
    P 3 P 3N
    P P P

  35. Profile photo of johna johna says:

    Yes I was left in 3H first time. Made 10 tricks in 3 nt second time.
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
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    – 2 P 2
    P 3 P 3N
    P P P

  36. Profile photo of cjeanj cjeanj says:

    Bid 3NT, made (5NT
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, strong twos.
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    – 2 P 2
    P 3 P 3N
    P P P

  37. Bid 3 NT and made 11 first time I have been at the top wonderful feeling.
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, strong twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 2 P 2
    P 3 P 3N
    P P P

  38. Profile photo of squarepeg61 squarepeg61 says:

    Made nine tricks in 3NT.
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, strong twos, transfers.
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    – 2 P 2
    P 3 P 3N
    P P P

  39. Profile photo of MargM MargM says:

    Bid the required response of 2D and surprised that partner went 3 D so I then bid 3NT and made 11
    I understood why partner bid 3 D when I saw partners hand as she had 6 good ones.
    Mm
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
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    W N E S
    – 2 P 2
    P 3 P 3N
    P P P

  40. Profile photo of mcbradford mcbradford says:

    I reasoned that partner had 4 losers and my K could bring that back to 3 so I bid 3NT. Was surprised when partner bid 5 D’s only made 9 tricks.
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 2 P 2
    P 3 P 3N
    P 5 P P
    P

  41. Profile photo of louie2 louie2 says:

    I was happy with 10 well done to those who made 11
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos.
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    – 2 P 2
    P 3 P 3N
    P P P

  42. Profile photo of nevillet nevillet says:

    We made it….
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
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    W N E S
    – 2 P 2
    P 3 P P
    P

  43. Profile photo of louie2 louie2 says:

    Played it again made 11 Practice makes perfect
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos.
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    W N E S
    – 2 P 2
    P 3 P 3N
    P P P

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