Play Bridge | 20 03 2017 | Hand 1 | ♠Q854 ♥832 ♦Q65 ♣Q84
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Play Bridge | 20 03 2017 | Hand 2 | ♠6 ♥K2 ♦QJ98 ♣AKQ762

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  1. Profile photo of baygon2014 baygon2014 says:

    I suppose raising 5 clubs to 6 is legitimate but I suspect that at the table most partners would have viewed it as a sacrifice – 5 clubs makes but perhaps I should have bid it differently…
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  2. Baygon2014 says:

    I suppose raising 5 clubs to 6 is legitimate but I suspect that at the table most partners would have viewed it as a sacrifice – 5 clubs makes but perhaps I should have bid it differently…
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  3. Profile photo of crunchie crunchie says:

    What a shocker partner. Your impatient ace of hearts took my king, that contract was quite beatable, maybe I put too much pressure on you by doubling, although I was hoping you would take me out if you had a few points and clubs — which you did.

    I reckon you should have doubled 3s for takeout and it looks like you have raised everyone else to 6 clubs and ruined game!
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  4. Crunchie says:

    What a shocker partner. Your impatient ace of hearts took my king, that contract was quite beatable, maybe I put too much pressure on you by doubling, although I was hoping you would take me out if you had a few points and clubs — which you did.

    I reckon you should have doubled 3s for takeout and it looks like you have raised everyone else to 6 clubs and ruined game!
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  5. Profile photo of heatherte1 heatherte1 says:

    Any reason why N went to 6 clubs?
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  6. heatherte1 says:

    Any reason why N went to 6 clubs?
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  7. Profile photo of snowwhite snowwhite says:

    @heatherte – Good question

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  8. Snowwhite says:

    @heatherte – Good question

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  9. Profile photo of peony123 peony123 says:

    @ Tina I bid 1club on that hand why wouldent partner respond with 9 points
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    • Profile photo of graeme graeme says:

      Hi there, @peony123, and welcome!
      Tina won’t mind if I jump in here, I hope. First of all, you did well not to bid again after the 4S bid. Some did and then North got carried away!
      Back to your question, though. It’s that 3S bid from West that causes trouble for North. He would have had to bid something at the 4 level to show those 9 points. Maybe he should, or at least make a negative double, but it’s not clear cut.
      And a small tip for the @ thing. Make sure there’s no gap between the @ and the name or else tina won’t get the message. For example if I write “Hey, @ tina, it’s about time for another banana video isn’t it?” she won’t hear me. But if I write “Hey, `@tina, it’s about time for another banana video isn’t it?” she’ll hear me. Probably she’ll ignore me, too.
      Glad to have you with us, @peony123.

  10. Peony123 says:

    @ Tina I bid 1club on that hand why wouldent partner respond with 9 points
    Peony123
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    • graeme says:

      Hi there, @peony123, and welcome!
      Tina won’t mind if I jump in here, I hope. First of all, you did well not to bid again after the 4S bid. Some did and then North got carried away!
      Back to your question, though. It’s that 3S bid from West that causes trouble for North. He would have had to bid something at the 4 level to show those 9 points. Maybe he should, or at least make a negative double, but it’s not clear cut.
      And a small tip for the @ thing. Make sure there’s no gap between the @ and the name or else tina won’t get the message. For example if I write “Hey, @ tina, it’s about time for another banana video isn’t it?” she won’t hear me. But if I write “Hey, `@tina, it’s about time for another banana video isn’t it?” she’ll hear me. Probably she’ll ignore me, too.
      Glad to have you with us, @peony123.

  11. Profile photo of joden joden says:

    @graeme why did partner go to 6C? Should I have bid differently?
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  12. Joden says:

    @graeme why did partner go to 6C? Should I have bid differently?
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  13. Profile photo of paddy1 paddy1 says:

    Yes Joden I was gob smacked when partner took us to 6c…..crazy eh?
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  14. paddy1 says:

    Yes Joden I was gob smacked when partner took us to 6c…..crazy eh?
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  15. Profile photo of paddy1 paddy1 says:

    I managed the 5 but see some did get 6
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  16. paddy1 says:

    I managed the 5 but see some did get 6
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  17. Profile photo of wince wince says:

    Yep…the same for me as many……Nth jumping to 6 clubs …..????
    Was fun making 11 trick though!
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  18. wince says:

    Yep…the same for me as many……Nth jumping to 6 clubs …..????
    Was fun making 11 trick though!
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  19. Profile photo of tsb5 tsb5 says:

    @graeme Was there a need for the partner to raise to raise to 6D? He could leave the bid to 5D or raise to 6C
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  20. tsb5 says:

    @graeme Was there a need for the partner to raise to raise to 6D? He could leave the bid to 5D or raise to 6C
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  21. Profile photo of debdaniels debdaniels says:

    Why not leave 5C be?
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  22. Debdaniels says:

    Why not leave 5C be?
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  23. Ha ha, now I did double this & they made.
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  24. Poppingpopcorn says:

    Ha ha, now I did double this & they made.
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  25. We played the hand again, & got them down. The only difference in play I think, is that I didn’t play back a club to ptn, but led back a diamond instead. This was also trumped by west, but shuffled up the play in some way. Can’t say what.
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  26. Poppingpopcorn says:

    We played the hand again, & got them down. The only difference in play I think, is that I didn’t play back a club to ptn, but led back a diamond instead. This was also trumped by west, but shuffled up the play in some way. Can’t say what.
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  27. Profile photo of sbc49506742 sbc49506742 says:

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  28. sbc49506742 says:

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  29. Profile photo of vigg75137 vigg75137 says:

    Well, I’m not at all sure that North shouldn’t have doubled with that auction. However, it would be a fairly gutsy bid.

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  30. Vigg75137 says:

    Well, I’m not at all sure that North shouldn’t have doubled with that auction. However, it would be a fairly gutsy bid.

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  31. Profile photo of saml saml says:

    I thought my raise to 5C was enough-with a chance at game. Shook my head when N raised to 6C-why? Down one.
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  32. Saml says:

    I thought my raise to 5C was enough-with a chance at game. Shook my head when N raised to 6C-why? Down one.
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