Play Bridge | 10 09 2018 | Hand 2 | ♠AJ ♥954 ♦KQ32 ♣QJ83

09 10, 2018 - Hand 2
AJ_954_KQ32_QJ83

6 Comments

  1. Okay, that was silly. Replaying.
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, strong notrump, strong twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – – P 1
    1 2 P 2
    P 3 P 3N
    P 4 P 5
    P P P

  2. sbc24983524 says:

    Can you explain why N did what I thought was a Negative double. They had 6 points ok but expected they were looking for spades I was confused so just bid 1Nt as suggested by the prompt. I play 5card majors
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – – P 1
    1 X P 1N
    P P P

    • graeme says:

      Hi @sbc24983524,
      First of all, North might have been better to bid 1NT here, or even just pass, but ignoring that, there are two different ways to use negative doubles in this situation.

      Some players say that because North still has the option of bidding 1S with a 4-card spade suit there’s no need to make a negative double to show spades. Other players double in that situation to show 4 spades and bid 1S to show 5. Keep in mind that this just applies to negative doubles at the 1 level.

      The Sky Bridge Club computer is set up using the first option, that is bidding 1S with a four card spade suit and saving the negative double for hands on which no other sensible bid seems available.

      There’s no right or wrong way of doing it, it just depends on your partnership agreement.

      By the way, I’ve been working on this page today:
      https://skybridgeclub.com/learn/bidding-system/

      Not finished yet but I’m planning on putting all the Sky Bridge Club system stuff on that page so anyone who is interested please take a look.

  3. sbc24983524 says:

    North hand didn’t have 4 spades, so I don’t understand . Sorry to be a nuisance!,i

  4. janee says:

    I can’t figure out how to make 1NT – got a heart lead

    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – – P 1
    1 X P 1N
    P P P

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