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Trump fit?

If you're playing 5 card majors then North will open 1♣. If you're playing 4 card majors then North opens 1. Is J95 in the heart suit good enough to raise to 2?

bridge game Trump fit?

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Poppingpopcorn
I’ve just replayed the hand after going down & feeling miserable. This time they’re 2 down, which is even worse because I can’t remember playing differently....
4 card majors, Strong 2 bids, Strong NT.
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carolmy
carolmy says:
I’ll try that. I just went down extremely miserably. Don’t know why partner tossed his KC, when dummy was leading and had 10C. Maybe it was going to be trumped anyway, I can’t remember how it went now.
4 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Weak NT.
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lizzys
lizzys says:
Played the hand in clubs. Raised north’s bid to 3C to make it harder for East/west to bid. Partner jumped to 5. Fortunately we made it
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Weak NT, Transfers.
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ksaaad
ksaaad says:
Same here - made 5C
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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jb4400
jb4400 says:
EW down 1
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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twocents
twocents says:
Ended up playing 2H and making 4. Taking out trumps and coming home on clubs
4 card majors, Strong 2 bids, Weak NT.
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oconnemb
oconnemb says:
Played in 5♣️ making
4 card majors, Strong 2 bids, Weak NT.
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Debdaniels
5C — works. ——
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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22@1418
22@1418 says:
5C was an easy play.dont know if I’d try it on a club night tho. It’s easy to be brave on the computer!
4 card majors, Strong 2 bids, Strong NT.
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Neelak
Neelak says:
Made 4 hearts pretty easy
Bamboozled
5 clubs was correct bid and was a dawdle to make.
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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Bamburgh
Bamburgh says:
Also bid and made 5C. Interesting thing was how did North interpret my 3C bid. Inverted minor or not ?
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chini
chini says:
Same. 5C, bid snd made.
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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LouiseD
LouiseD says:
Bid 4H and made it due to good club off suit.
4 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Weak NT.
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JulieE
JulieE says:
Made 5 clubs, quite easy this time
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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Delta
Delta says:
South 1 N T = "nothing to say"
100 positive result
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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Delta
Delta says:
Video with Five card major tks
1c (1d) ?
Delta
Delta says:
Interesting bidding 1c (1d five) 2c five (2 hearts says five clubs and four hearts 11+ points)
Swan
Swan says:
5C+1..
With 5 points and 5 clubs, i have to match the 1C bid (6-10 points, and giving info I don’t have the mayors). Partner’s bid of 2H indicates strong hand 15+ but more likely 18 points and 4 hearts.
I can only repeat my clubs i.e. weak but 5 clubs.
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Dcsk
Dcsk says:
Stayed in 2 hearts but made 10 - how to know what to do with 5 points ? I suppose N went on bidding so I should have realised s/he was strong. Also in 5 card majors a club bid does not necessarily mean clubs
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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cvijay
cvijay says:
Hello nice hand
4 card majors, Strong 2 bids, Weak NT.
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DianaP48
DianaP48 says:
Why do a lot of the players of 4 card majors open with a heart rather than a club?
4 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Weak NT, Transfers.
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sbc4296252
Was disconcerted to end up in 5 clubs, but it worked out OK. Opponents got the first two diamond tricks. Trumped in on the third trick, pulled the trump, ran the hearts, took the Ace of spades and trumped the last spade trick.
5 card majors, Strong 2 bids, Strong NT.
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Del
Del says:
Made 4H taking out all trumps and using the long club suit 😊
4 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Weak NT, Transfers.
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welshdog
welshdog says:
Partner opened 1h,responded 2c,partner agreed my suite.Made 5c no problem,would rather play in a major,but with only 7 hearts between us thought it a bit of a risk.With such strong hearts if I was declared,would have risked repeating them.
Good game.
4 card majors, Strong 2 bids, Weak NT.
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Montessori
5 clubs
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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younglady
younglady says:
I´m used to bid 2 C when I have fice. And my partners know this. So, why should N show its 4 hearts? instead of supporting me in clubs? I play also the 1NT from 16-18 and N could have opened his hand with 1NTtoo. So, it´s a matter of getting to know within ones partners how the other bids. There´s no definite rule to open with this hand. younglady
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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schnellfeuer
When I support my partner with a one up shut up bid she knows I am weak, weaker than a normal 1NT reply. This hand works well, draw trumps and play out the clubs, remembering not to block the suit. 4H makes for 420.
4 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Weak NT, Transfers.
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smshubin
smshubin says:
Made 5C.
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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GravelHill
I quickly calculated the possible points in my partner's hand, a rebid of the clubs meant this was strong, had no problem in going for game in this suite - made game quite easily, as a challenge could have tried other bids, maybe in hearts, but was satisfied with game in clubs.
4 card majors, Strong 2 bids, Weak NT.
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jacquelineAstaphan
Made 5♣
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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carolrs
carolrs says:
I passed and got them 3 down on first attempt.
4 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Weak NT, Transfers.
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BillHAustin
First round made a bid of two hearts with low score. then tired answering with 3C on initial bid. North raised to 5C. Took me three replays to actually make the 5C game bid but finally made it. I'm still amazed at how playing the hand makes such an important difference in final outcome. It's only a game. With challenges that keeps us intrigued and entertained.
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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Kalynpress
Played in 5 clubs. Took a gamble struggled but made it. The key is to unblock yourself when playing hearts toss the Jack
4 card majors, Strong 2 bids, Weak NT.
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maggiec
maggiec says:
Can anyone help me with unassuming cue bids - are they used after major and minor overcalls?
Matuku
Matuku says:
Played in 4 Hearts,


4 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Weak NT, Transfers.
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Megs
Megs says:
I was reluctantly to support heart bid as I knew partner would only have 4, but bid 3 hearts and partner bid 4. 10 in it as long as you do 4 rounds of trumps
5 card majors, Strong 2 bids, Strong NT.
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ziggyfox
ziggyfox says:
Played 2H and made 4!
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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dolma2
dolma2 says:
After winning the the A diamonds East then lead Q diamonds not the Q spades - keep going down by one - ???
loulla
loulla says:
I was unsure of 5clubs but it worked out.
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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Patmore
Patmore says:
Bid 2 hearts and made 4. 5 club contract easy second time around but difficult to assume when bidding.
5 card majors, Strong 2 bids, Weak NT.
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RDP27
RDP27 says:
Conservatively made 4 C
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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Marilyn
Marilyn says:
Happy New Year to each of you and your families
colin77
colin77 says:
Made 5c this was my best hand and n seemed happy.
4 card majors, Strong 2 bids, Weak NT.
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cvijay
cvijay says:
Thanks for replying my comment thanks
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