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Opener's second bid

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hound
hound says:
Lucky to make 13. Eat held off his ♠A allowing me 2 spade tricks and then compounded it by discarding his clubs giving me 2 hearts 4 clubs and 5 diamonds
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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1N

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2
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2

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3N
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Desertdor
Desertdor says:
@hound. Excellent. Only one player, you who made 13. 👋
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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1
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1N

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3N
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hujar
hujar says:
Made 12
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Weak NT, Transfers.
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1
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3♣

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3N
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tessybear
tessybear says:
The majority made 11 and that is where I sit - always happy when with the majority!
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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2N
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3N

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Bowman
Bowman says:
I made 11. I might try again for 13!
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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1
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2♣

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2N
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3N

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P
DColyer
DColyer says:
Why would West hold up A spades? Made it easy to make 13 tricks, but most bidding would end up 3NT
pcn
pcn says:
Only bid 3NT but made 13 - quite a surprise!
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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1N

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3N
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GravelHill
Made the eleven in 3NT, if played again might bid differently as there were enough tricks to go to 13.
4 card majors, Strong 2 bids, Weak NT.
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3♣

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3N
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schnellfeuer
My west put up the A spades on first trick, made me concentrate as I then needed the other 12 tricks. Made 6NT.
4 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Weak NT, Transfers.
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3♣

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3N
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4N

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6N
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tuckerflood
well done schnell how did you conclude that you may get slam .i got 12 tricks but was not sure what was in it
4 card majors, Strong 2 bids, Weak NT, Transfers.
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suzicoo
suzicoo says:
@graeme thanks
granzzee
granzzee says:
Bid same as schnellfeuer and made 6NT
4 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT.
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3♣

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3N
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4N

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6N
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ziggyfox
ziggyfox says:
made 12 playing 3NT
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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3♣

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romey78
romey78 says:
I made more tricks playing today than ? yesterday- the judgement as to whether to investigate slam seems to be what will mark out the top players- I must say I would not have - I was pleased to have. Jumped to 3C and did not even consider 4NT- should you always play A hearts in this combination in case opponents have a singleton K?
an interesting hand -
Thanks again to SBC
4 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Weak NT, Transfers.
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1
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3♣

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3N
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4N

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6N
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romey78
romey78 says:
There you go having watched the video another reinforcement if you have shown your hand to partner don’t bid again and bidding 4 Nt would be up to partner!
4 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Weak NT, Transfers.
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3♣

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3N
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MiSu
MiSu says:
I opened 1♣ so that I can do a reserve 2♦ to show my strength.
ClaireP
ClaireP says:
11
4 card majors, Strong 2 bids, Weak NT.
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3♣

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3N
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RDP27
RDP27 says:
Opened with 1 diamond after partner made a heart bid, I considered that we could best revert to 1 NT and after partner went to 3 NT I considered we could get 4 NT with my hand, which was achieved.
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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1N

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3N
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4N

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Poppingpopcorn
Played it yesterday & made 11 in 3nt. Playing today & bid to 5 diamonds which also made. Opened 2 diamonds, rebid 3 clubs...
nicmoore
nicmoore says:
contract 3nt and made 5nt.
4 card majors, Strong 2 bids, Weak NT.
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3♣

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3N
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Sockstevens
Odd for N to jump to 6NT after my ace enquiry,
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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3♣

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3N
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4N

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6N
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Rita928
Rita928 says:
Bid 3n and made 12
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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2♣

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2N
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3N

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madmike
madmike says:
1D -- 1H -- 2NT --> shows 18 points !!!
4 card majors, Strong 2 bids, Weak NT.
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Delly
Delly says:
Jumped to 6NT and made it!!
michael102
Congratulations to those who bid 6NT. I stopped at 3NT but made 12.
4 card majors, Strong 2 bids, Weak NT.
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3N
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LynnG
LynnG says:
Great practice hand. Went for 6NT by bidding 4C to ace P for aces after he bid 3NT over my 3C jump bid. Didn't understand the response of 6C, but felt we were both balance enough to go for NT and more points. I had enough points with P's bid to be close enough to chance it. Had to play for a singleton Kok H and got lucky! Also had to finesse the Q of C and only lost the ace of S. Card gods rough on me than @hound.
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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1
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3♣

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3N
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4♣

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6♣
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6N

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P
LynnG
LynnG says:
I shouldn't try to type before coffee.

5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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3♣

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3N
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4♣

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6♣
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6N

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Katerina
Katerina says:
After trial and error made 5 NT
5 card majors, Strong 2 bids, Weak NT, Transfers.
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5N

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chini
chini says:
Made 11NT, then 12NT 2nd time because I played a heart to the ace and the king fell. Wouldn’t expect that but maybe should have.
Bidding was correct. Passed 3NT.
4 card majors, Strong 2 bids, Weak NT.
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HappyBug
HappyBug says:
@graeme thank you for the video. If your rebid had been 2NT, can partner pass?
AlwaysLearning
When I’ve used 4C asking for Aces I’ve been left there so this time I used 4NT asking for Aces and once again been left there :( ! Made 12
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT.
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1♣

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3N
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4N

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Jeanne
Jeanne says:
A fun hand. Thank you Graeme.
4 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Weak NT, Transfers.
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jdhtwh
jdhtwh says:
Bid 3 NT, made 13. Weak 2 bids, transfers, 5 card majors, strong 2 bids.
4 card majors, Strong 2 bids, Weak NT.
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gingacrunch
Second bid is 3 clubs- reverse bid.
LeeMajors
LeeMajors says:
The contract was 3NT.
W
4 card majors, Strong 2 bids, Weak NT.
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LeeMajors
LeeMajors says:
The contract was 3NT.
The Bidding:
W N E S
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P 1♥ P 3♣
P 3N P P

I bid longest and strongest suit (1D) and then jumped (3C) to show strength. Bidding 2C would not have shown strength.
Passed N's bid of 3NT, as may only be holding 8/9 points.
W won the first round with AS. When W returned a club I tried finessing the JC from N and made 11 tricks.
I replayed it and on the second hand when W returned a club I played low and won in the dummy with the AC. I then cashed the KC and dropped E's QC, going on to make 12 tricks.

I don't understand:
how 6NT could be bid. Why S would bid 4NT over N's 3NT, as N has only showed 8/9 points.
why W did not win the first trick with the AS
why W did not play AS on second round of spades, thus allowing declarer to make 13 tricks
why W did not return a spade as W does not know that N holds K and Q
4 card majors, Strong 2 bids, Weak NT.
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loulla
loulla says:
Computer said pass at 3 nt and I did knowing I could make 6 nt. I played second time and easily made 6 nt.
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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judyjunkin
Bid 3 NT and made 6 NT.. Should have figured out a way to get North's count.. Beautiful No Trump hand.!
5 card majors, Strong 2 bids, Strong NT.
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2N
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Collar
Collar says:
I bid 3nt. Made 11 tri ks
kinghorn
kinghorn says:
I bid 3nt got11 tu enjoyed
Marilyn
Marilyn says:
I bid 3nt and got 12 tricks but did not feel good about going 6no trump as i did not know how to get north's count . What should I have done ?
valeriea
valeriea says:
Thankyou Graeme. This game (your hints) taught me that the 3 Clubs bid showed 4+ clubs and 5+ Diamonds with Strong Hand. Will remind Partner of this, (yet another bidding tip), we need remember.
Ace
Ace says:
i bid 3NT to show game strength, made 13. partner now knows i have at least 19 points so with their 12 shouldn't they bid up?
trudge
trudge says:
I also made 13
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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1N

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3N
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cvijay
cvijay says:
After looking at hand one can bid 6nt.nice hand.
4 card majors, Strong 2 bids, Weak NT.
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3N
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6N

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Bateyes
Bateyes says:
I, too, made 11 and am happy with that.
4 card majors, Strong 2 bids, Weak NT.
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P
1
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3♣

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3N
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P
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