In competitive auctions, there are different schools of thought about how quickly you should bid to the final contract.
Graeme likes to bid game fast and leave his opponents guessing. It’s true, signing off in a spot that rates to be the right contract makes it hard for the opponents to compete, and it gives them no information about what to lead. On this hand, for example, a direct bid to game results in a friendlier lead from the defense.
That being said, some players prefer to bid more slowly, or constructively, so that they maximize their chance of finding the right contract. If you jump to game right away, there’s a chance you’re missing a slam or your side’s best fit. Which side are you on? The tortoise or the hare?
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