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218 We have moved to the Hotel Tropicana,
Just one in the grand – 7♣ or 7NT is fairly easy.
Responding to RKC Blackwood with a void.
Truscott defence to strong 1♣ or 2♣ openings.
It’s forcing in Standard American – part 1:- 1♠ - 1NT - 3♣
It’s forcing in Standard American – part 2:- 1♠ - 2♣ - 3♠
Rescue partner’s 1NT doubled with shape – with ♠5432 ♥10 ♦754 ♣109876 bid 2♣.
Do not double the opponents for penalties with just two trumps (even the AK).
The 3NT response to 1♥/♠ – it denies 4 cards in the other major.
219 The direct raise 1♥/♠ - 4♥/♠ two articles.
Don’t double with
flat hands – with ♠Q54 ♥KJ9 ♦J654 ♣AK10 pass
A Play problem - ♦Q109 opposite ♦A87654 in NoTrumps with ample entries.
It’s take-out: 1♣ p 1♥ 1♠ 2♥ p p dbl – doubler is 5143 or similar.
Don’t bid again having pre-empted – with ♠102 ♥KJ10984 ♦- ♣K9632 open 3♥, not 2♥.
4NT over partner’s 2NT is quantitative – 1♣ - 2♣ - 2♦ - 2NT - 4NT.
Open 1♣ and raise partner’s 1♥/♠ to game is a balanced 19 count.
The game try as a slam try – 1♦ - 1♠ - 2♠ - 2NT is a (forcing) game try that can be a slam try.
220 Don’t double with flat hands – with ♠AJ98 ♥QJ6 ♦AQ107 ♣A7 do not double 1♥ - bid 1NT.
Don’t double with flat hands – with ♠532 ♥Q6 ♦AK83 ♣A1082 do not double 1♥ - pass.
A Classic hold up. Holding ♥AQx with dummy on your left with ♥KJ987 duck ♥’s.
Multi Landy does
it’s Job – ♠KQ643 ♥K96 ♦KJ92 ♣8 is fine for 2♠ over
Defence to Multi Landy. A complete defence to Multi Landy (and Cappelletti).
It’s only worth an invite – ♠KJ6 ♥732 ♦AKQ ♣Q1043 is not worth 4♠ opposite 2♠.
A 3NT opener – ♠95 ♥A ♦K85 ♣AKQJ1086 is far too good for a Gambling 3NT.
221 Upstairs, downstairs – too hot, too cold … comments about the new location.
About beginners – please be tolerant towards beginners and help them out if necessary.
Defence to Multi Landy. A pair got it totally wrong, bidding 4♠ when overcaller hand 5 ♠’s!
A high reverse is game forcing.
Defence to weak twos – Leaping Michaels finds the grand slam.
Terrible take-out doubles – with ♠K542 ♥AQ9543 ♦- ♣Q96 do not double 1♦ - bid 1♥.
Terrible take-out doubles – with ♠AJ8 ♥10764 ♦A763 ♣A5 do not double 1♥ - pass.
Terrible take-out doubles – with ♠108 ♥A74 ♦K105 ♣KQ653 do not double 1♣ - pass.
Terrible take-out doubles – with ♠94 ♥J9 ♦KQ7 ♣AQ7632 do not double 1♥ - bid 2♣.
222 The Tropicana is luvvly – a different opinion of our venue.
Rudeness will not be tolerated – Emil is thrown out of the club
A balanced 20
Beware of mis-fits – and don’t play them in NoTrumps.
Opening 1NT way out of range is not allowed – 13 points is not acceptable for a strong NT.
223 DOPI prevents dopy slams.
Cross-ruff or set up a long suit?
Misfits – three examples of people mis-bidding with a mis-fit.
Don’t double for penalties with a trump void.
It’s take out – when the opponents bid and support a suit at the two level.
Opening 1NT with a singleton is not allowed.
224 Does a reverse after a two-level response show extra values?
A nice unblock (discarding an ace and king).
When partner doubles ♠’s, bid a 4 card ♥ suit in preference to a 5 card minor.
The worst lead I have ever seen.
Bid out your shape – what does the sequence 1NT - 2♣ - 2♠ - 3♦ mean?
Nothing complicated – two cases of a natural NoTrump bid being misinterpreted.
Don’t double a weak 1NT with ♠J ♥Q53 ♦QJ542 ♣AK63 – pass!
The automatic re-opening double.
2♦ overcall of 1♣ as Multi 2♦?
225 Be wary when the opponents play negative doubles.
Defending against a 1NT opening – 5 examples of mix-ups during the bidding.
Jump overcalls are weak, ♠A73 ♥A3 ♦AKQ764 ♣Q4 is far too good for 3♦ over 1♠
When partner redoubles – then pass with a sound opener.
Respond in the four card major or the 5 card minor (at the two level)?
Obey the Law – with ♠KJ964 ♥65 ♦9 ♣97432 bid 4♠ when partner overcalls 1♦ with 1♠.
A bidding mix-up – DOPI and ROPI
A bidding mix-up – with ♠J ♥AK876543 ♦Q52 ♣Q open 4♥.
Doubling in the pass-out seat.
226 Problems, problems, problems. Various controversies including score adjustment.
Passed out in 1♥. With ♠AKJ2 ♥AK7532 ♦QJ ♣Q open a Benjamin 2♣.
A silly double? After 2NT pass 3♣, double with ♠82 ♥965 ♦1065 ♣AQJ32.
Safety plays – concede a trick to ensure the contract.
Beware of misfits. ♠J2 ♥9 ♦K10975 ♣AQJ94 is a poor hand after partner bids 1♠ then 2♥.
Way too high. The sequence 1♣ p 1♥ 2♦ 2NT shows a big hand.
227 The Unassuming Cue Bid – stay low if partner has a minimal overcall.
A new suit at the
two level is 10+ points – if
Worth an effort? You have ♠A ♥AK10932 ♦K4 ♣Q742 and partner opens a weak 2♠.
unethical questions. With strength in
Dave’s Column: Play to ensure the contract – a Dave special.
Don’t bid you hand three times – you’ll go for 1100.
A bad double – three examples of terrible take-out doubles.
228 1♦ p 2♦ p 3♦
You cannot retract a bid that you bade intentionally.
Pre-empt to the limit – part 1; with ♠AQJ10876 ♥J2 ♦8 ♣J85 open 4♠.
Pre-empt to the limit – part 2; with ♠KJ ♥3 ♦KJ1098763 ♣96 open 3♦, 4♦ or 5♦; not 2♦.
It’s only worth an invite. With ♠AQ2 ♥AQ10854 ♦A92 ♣8 open 1♥ & bid 3♥ over pards 1NT
2NT by responder is always 11-12 points: 1♥ p 1♠ p 2♦ p 2NT.
Dave’s Column: You can lead the Q away from AQxx if you need an entry from Jx.
Raising partner’s 1NT response to 2NT. It’s a good 16-17 and rare when playing a strong NT
Raising partner major to the three level with three trumps.
Bidding the opponent’s suit is not natural.
229 Stopping in 5NT when there are two keycards missing.
Responding to Blackwood with a void
– 1NT p p 2♣ p 2♦
A good hand for 2/1 – With ♠10 ♥KQ10964 ♦105 ♣10952 respond 1NT to partner’s 1♠.
An interesting play hand – combine your chances.
A 2♣ opener? – two examples of whether to open 2♣ or a Benjamin 2♦.
Dave’s column – a strip and throw in.
Look for the 4-4 fit – With ♠KQJ9 ♥K1064 ♦J84 ♣Q8 respond 2♣ to partner’s 1NT.
230 Don’t ask for kings unless you are looking for the grand slam.
Open or rebid 1NT and partner is in charge.
Pass partner’s 2♣ Stayman bid?
Dave’s column – what to lead in 4♠ with ♠K10876543 opposite a void.
Double trouble – three examples explaining when to double and when to overcall.
Don’t open 1NT with 19 points – ♠AK32 ♥KQ ♦AQ7 ♣J1075 is far too good.
231 Play Roman Keycard to count 13 t
Dave’s column – a strip and throw in.
6NT doubled and making with three aces and a king off the top?
Super-accept with AKQ of trumps?
Beware of misfits
Don’t abuse Benjamin – with ♠AK72 ♥- ♦A103 ♣AKQJ54 open your strongest bid.
If partner doesn’t like 1NT then he won’t like 2NT.
Too high –
Balance – don’t let LHO play in 1NT with 10 cards in the majors.
Don’t bid your hand twice.
Garbage Stayman – with ♠KJ32 ♥109842 ♦2 ♣Q97 bid 2♣ opposite partner’s 1NT.
232 Play in the 4-4 fit. ♥AQ87 opposite ♥KJ103 is far better than ♠KQJ986 opposite ♠A.
Double and bid shows a strong hand.
♥A10954 is not rebiddable (at the 4-level!).
Play 4th suit forcing as game forcing – it really does make life simpler.
Upside down attitude signals – then play low from a doubleton if you want a ruff.
Don’t bid again having pre-empted – two disasters by people ignoring this rule.
Dave’s column – how do you play a trump suit of ♥Q3 opposite ♥K97654?
Open 3NT or Rebid 3NT – with ♠Q9♥K ♦AKQJ1053 ♣532
No psyching please – it’s no allowed at our club.
Down one in 4♥
with 11 cold t
Double a transfer for a lead – with ♠7542 ♥J7 ♦J8742 ♣A7 don’t double a 2♦ transfer.
233 Super accept when you open 2NT and partner transfers into a suit which you have 4 of.
Dave’s column – the 2NT response to 2♣ sucks.
Double of a minor does not promise both majors – two articles.
Splinters after Stayman has found a fit.
Do not bid Jacoby 2NT with a singleton – splinter instead.
Pre-empt to the linit? – Do not open 4♦ with ♠A2♥976 ♦KQJ9742 ♣8
‘Doing a Chuck’ – we have another visitor who blames partner for his mistake.
234 Make declarer guess – and avoid being end-played.
Sit on your hands – Tony Forrester’s advice concerning help-suit game tries.
Dave’s column – a bit complicated this week, involving Restricted Choice.
Support partner – with slam values a good 4-4 fit is better than KQ108643 opp a void.
The sequence 1♣ - 1♦ - 1♥ - 1♠ ; is it natural or 4th suit forcing? And what is 2♠?
235 An extra chance, with ♥AJ105 opposite ♥K974 lead the ♥J – next hand may cover.
A negative double promises the unbid major.
The double fit – you can bid above the LAW with a double fit
Balancing – you can double with less than 11 points in the balancing seat.
A case for MUD – an example of when playing MUD is better than top of nothing.
Too strong for a 1NT overcall - ♠AJ74 ♥AK2 ♦KQ109 ♣A8.
The 2NT response – 4 articles on the 2NT response to partner’s opening.
Dave’s column – a bit complicated again, involving ♦A987 opposite ♦Q43 endplay.
236 The forcing pass.
Beware of mis-fits – and try to be the defending side!
It’s not forcing – a change of suit over partner’s overcall.
T bid or not to bid – solve your problem by pre-empting to the limit to start with.
A missed slam – don’t double the opponents with poor trumps.
Wrongly criticised - 1♦ 1♠ pass pass 1NT shows a big hand (18-19).
A Multi mix-up – the responses after 2♦ pass 2♠ pass ?
Obey the law – the number of trumps is more important than points when competing.
A high reverse is game forcing - 1♥ - 1NT - 3♦ - 4♦ is forcing.
237 Too high after a reverse, the sequence 1♣ - 1♠ - 2♥ - 2♠ is non-forcing.
Overcall or double? With ♠AK987 ♥AJ ♦J2 ♣KJ32 overcall in ♠’s rather than double.
Never deny a 4 card major – with ♠10632 ♥J75 ♦8764 ♣K4 bid 3♣ over partner’s 2NT.
Left in the dark –
with ♠10432 ♥KQ92 ♦AQ7
♣82 don’t bid 4♠ when
Setting up a game force using 4th suit forcing. 1♣ - 1♥ - 1♠ - 2♦ - 2NT - 3♥ is game forcing.
Dave’s column - ♠AJ ♥Q ♦J10865 ♣AKQJ2 opposite ♠Q973 ♥AJ103 ♦Q2 ♣874 in 3NT.
With a long solid minor suit, think No-Trumps. Two example deals.
Follow partner’s lead – an example of removing dummy’s trumps when defending.
Is 3♠ forcing? – two examples of the sequence 1♥ - 1♠ - 3♠ (it’s not forcing).
Too high after a reverse, the sequence 1♣ - 1♠ - 2♥ - 2♠ is non-forcing.
238 Everybody had trouble – a new suit over partner’s pre-empt is strong and forcing.
Avoid the wild guess – play Lebensohl.
When partner has limited his hand. 1♦ - 2NT - 3♦ is weak, long ♦’s and non-forcing.
In the dark again. Do not raise partner’s 1♠ to 4♠ with game going values.
A poor double – part 1. Do not double the opponents when you have a 9+ card fit.
A poor double – part 2. Do not double the opponents when you have opened 1NT.
Systems on – 2NT over a Multi 2♦ is natural unless you have another agreement.
Charging into Blackwood – everybody bid 4NT too early on this deal.
239 The negative double promises an unbid
major: so 1♣ 2♦
A 1NT opener ♠A87 ♥A754 ♦AQ74 ♣74 – don’t worry about a weak doubleton.
A double of Stayman promises a good ♣ holding; ♣KJxx is not good enough.
Responding in No Trumps to partner’s 1-level overcall.
Responding to partner’s double – 4 articles.
A penalty hand when playing negative doubles.
Partner opens 1♣ and then bids 3♥ followed by 4♥ - how many ♣’s and how many ♥’s?
240 A Multi mix-up – don’t bid 2♥ over a multi 2♦ with ♠J3 ♥A9854 ♦A982 ♣K10
A poor double – two examples of poor take-out doubles that led to the wrong contract.
Leading Quiz, which ♠ do you lead against 3NT from ♠KQ9852 ♥92 ♦103 ♣AJ3
A weak jump shift - 2♥ over partner’s 1♣ opening with ♠86 ♥K87654 ♦54 ♣1094
Don’t pass partner’s forcing bids - part 1 – 1♠ p 1NT p 3♥ is 100% forcing.
partner’s forcing bids - part 2 – 1♣ 1♠
A note about
negative doubles – 1♣ 1♠
Another note about
negative doubles – 1♣ 1♥
Never deny a 4 card major – respond 3♣ (not 3NT) to 2NT with ♠Q973 ♥J98 ♦106 ♣K1086
241 Another silly take-out double – ♠AK4 ♥10874 ♦A52 ♣962
Bidding Blackwood with a void.
An advantage of playing a short ♣ – a 1♦ opening promises 4 ♦’s.
An adjusted score – you are not allowed to take heed of partner’s explanations.
The 2NT rebid – 1♣ - 2♣ - 2NT shows a balanced 18-19 points.
Show your suit or a stopper in the opponents’ suit? – two articles.
242 This week’s silly take-out double – ♠K72 ♥K1085 ♦AKJ753 ♣- over a 1♥ opening.
The automatic re-opening double when playing negative doubles – three example deals.
Dave’s column - ♠4 ♥J102 ♦Q98652 ♣KQ8 opposite ♠AKQ85 ♥AKQ86 ♦AJ ♣5 in 4♥.
Trust Partner? You have ♠Q5 ♥KQJ96 ♦Q10 ♣AQ53 and partner has doubled a Multi 2♦.
A classic splinter by opener – 1♦ - 1♥ - 4♣ holding ♠AQ87 ♥QJ54 ♦AK74 ♣5
Understanding 4th suit forcing – showing a stop is the 1st priority.
Understanding the Multi – after partner’s 2♦ is doubled bid 3♥ with ♠A72 ♥1074 ♦842 ♣J1095
Understanding pre-empting – at favourable vul, open 5♦ with ♠43 ♥43 ♦KJ1098654 ♣A
The 2♣ opening - ♠A107653 ♥AKQ10
♦A ♣A8 is 10 playing t
Double and bid
again – 1♦ p 1♠
243 A ridiculous reverse – with ♠A ♥Q10763 ♦KQ975 ♣AQ10 open 1♥ and rebid 2♦.
Deduct a point for 4333 shape – with ♠10543 ♥965 ♦A93 ♣KJ7 pass partner’s 1NT opener.
Too strong for 2NT - with ♠A62 ♥K5 ♦AQJ963 ♣AK open 2♣, not 2NT.
Dave’s column - ♠A4 ♥Q9643 ♦K853 ♣K7 opposite ♠KJ ♥AJ52 ♦A972 ♣AQ5 in 6♥.
Super accept. With ♠QJ64 ♥AK ♦A75 ♣K1072 open 1NT and bid 3♠ over partners 2♥ transfer
A new suit response to partner’s pre-empt is forcing. i.e 3♦ - 3♠ is strong and forcing.
Support partner. With ♠J73 ♥Q952 ♦8653 ♣K5 after 1♦ - 1♥ - 1NT, do not pass but bid 2♦
A Merrimac coup lead?
Raise with 3 cards? With ♠AK10 ♥83 ♦Q1083 ♣KJ105 open 1♣ and bid 2♠ over partners 1♠.
244 This week’s silly double – a double of 1♣ holding ♠A ♥KJ104 ♦J52 ♣AJ982
Worth an opening – 4 articles concerning the rule of 20 and rule of 15.
The 2NT response – it’s 10-12 in Standard American.
Inverted Minors – keep you low when opener has a weak hand.
Dave’s column - ♠A962 ♥J52 ♦54 ♣A962 opposite ♠K753 ♥AKQ1096 ♦AK ♣7 in 6♥.
245 This week’s silly double – a double of 1♥ holding ♠AK104 ♥974 ♦AJ105 ♣A10.
Opening 1NT out-of-range – +-1 one point is acceptable.
The 2NT Response – what is the distribution?
Understanding the Multi Two Diamonds – three articles concerning a Multi opening.
An ‘expert’ defence – 2nd hand plays high!
Dave’s column - ♠Q104 ♥J62 ♦873 ♣9762 opposite ♠K65 ♥A103 ♦AK5 ♣AQJ4 in 3NT.
Eight ever, nine never – but what if an honour appears?
Combining your chances – test if a suit splits before taking a finesse.
246 This week’s silly double – a double of 1♠ holding ♠A4 ♥KQ8752 ♦J9 ♣Q86.
An impossible bid – 1♦ 2♣ p p 2♦ p 3♦
This week’s silly non-double – p p p 1♣ p 1♥ p p p when defending side can make 2♠.
An easy game missed – ♠KJ6 ♥KQ ♦AKQJ74 ♣K9 is too strong for a 2NT opening.
A forcing pass – 1♦ p 1♥ 1♠ 4♥ p p 4♠ p
Dave’s column - ♠AJ4 ♥AK3 ♦J932 ♣K62 opposite ♠53 ♥Q54 ♦AQ106 ♣A984 in 3NT.
247 This week’s silly double – a double of 2♦ holding ♠Q10942 ♥K63 ♦Q3 ♣A82.
That 4333 shape again – pass 1NT partner’s holding ♠QJ7 ♥1085 ♦J432 ♣A108.
Open 1NT? ♠A6 ♥Q92 ♦AQ1043 ♣QJ7 is worth 1NT, ♠A63 ♥Q92 ♦AQ104 ♣QJ7 is not.
Double and bid shows a big hand – but it not forcing (double and cuebid is forcing).
Dave’s column - ♠AJ4 ♥AQ65♦A74 ♣AK3 opposite ♠KQ7 ♥K93 ♦KQ83 ♣Q107 in 3NT.
The Jump cuebid overcall – asks partner to bid 3NT with a stop in the suit opened.
248 With ♠AQJ3 ♥96 ♦10842 ♣Q7 opposite 1NT, transfer and then bid 2♦.
When partner opens
A reverse? With ♠54 ♥KQ98 ♦QJ94 ♣A82 open 1♦ and bid 2NT (nor 2♥) over 2♣.
With ♠J ♥K7
♦AKQJ10654 ♣K6 bid 3NT when
Totally absurd! – an amusing true article about a greedy declarer and absurd defence.
Dave’s column - ♠K8 ♥K762 ♦10962 ♣872 opposite ♠AQJ1092 ♥3 ♦54 ♣AQJ6 in 4♠.
D’s 2nd column - ♠A10765 ♥76 ♦A97 ♣A104 opposite ♠KQJ9 ♥AKJ1032 ♦K ♣KQ in 6♠.
249 How much is ♠AJ543 ♥Q ♦A1093 ♣KJ3 after partner has doubled a 2♥ opening?
Dave’s column - ♠AQJ53 ♥AK76 ♦A8 ♣AK opposite ♠K82 ♥83 ♦K763 ♣10752 in 6♠.
That 7♠ hand (Daves’s 2nd column) from last week – analysis.
Too good for Michaels - ♠AKQ3 ♥Q10753 ♦A4 ♣J10 is too strong for 2♣ over a 1♣ opening.
A long pause - followed by pass may bar partner from bidding.
A word about pre-empts, a 3-level opening may be 6 card or 8 card, two examples.
250 That 4333 type shape again – 3 articles
1♣ - 1♥ - 2♦ ; is a reverse, don’t pass with ♠K965 ♥J973 ♦105 ♣653
A ludicrous 4♠ opening, even vul against not - ♠KQJ632 ♥A ♦10 ♣AK1054
If 3NT is an option – with ♠9543 ♥5 ♦AKQ8653 ♣2 open 3NT or bid it later – not 5♦.
A double followed by 1NT is 19-20, so what is a double followed by a jump to 2NT?
Dave’s column - ♠AQ6 ♥AJ1054 ♦A103 ♣Q5 opposite ♠843 ♥KQ32 ♦KQ962 ♣3 in 6♥.
Who needs Blackwood – cue bidding to 7♥.
251 Walking the dog? – what do you open with ♠J2 ♥4 ♦AK10876532 ♣Q – how about pass?
Dave’s column – partner opens 1NT, what do you bid with ♠KQ7 ♥A953 ♦K3 ♣AQJ6?
SARS – ♠KQ7 ♥A953 ♦K3 ♣AQJ6 opposite ♠A106 ♥K762 ♦AQ7 ♣K53 gets to 7♣.
Who needs Blackwood – 3 articled on cue bidding to slam.
Doing a chuck – 1; With a decent hand, bid a good 6 card minor before a 5 card major
Doing a chuck – 1; 1♣ p 1♦ p 1♥ p 2♠ is best played as 4th suit forcing (1♠ is natural).
252 Don’t bid your hand twice – raise partner’s pre-empt to the limit immediately.
A poor double – with ♠AKQ ♥J985 ♦A97
♣765, pass over
Responding to Blackwood with a void
Dave’s column - ♠AK103 ♥KJ872 ♦J82 ♣3 opposite ♠QJ5 ♥A63 ♦KQ10 ♣9842 in 4♥.
Play problem - ♠75 ♥1042 ♦AJ98532 ♣3 opposite ♠KJ9 ♥- ♦KQ1064 ♣AQJ86 in 6♦.
The power of the good 4-4 fit – with ♠AQ103 opposite KJ97 play in ♠’s.
♠J9876 is a good suit for defending against an opponent’s 2♠ contract – don’t bid NoTrumps.
253 Pre-empt to the limit. At fav vul overcall
Raise partner’s pre-empt to the limit. Holding ♦AK105 and a singleton, raise 2♦ to 5♦.
It’s penalties; the sequence pass pass pass 4♥ pass pass dbl is penalties, not take-out.
No ♦ stop – holding ♠AKQ ♥K62 ♦863 ♣K732 do not overcall a 1♦ opening with 1NT.
Dave’s column - ♠AQJ65 ♥J87 ♦A875 ♣3 opposite ♠K102 ♥963 ♦KQ2 ♣A1042 in 4♠.
A Tartan two? ♠J8 ♥9862 ♦82 ♣K10754 is totally unsuitable for a 2♥ opening.
Multi Landy or Cappelletti – be wary of overcalling a minor suit hand at the 3-level.
When partner pauses… a frequent cause for a director call.
Another mis-fit, another bottom – do not play mis-fits in NoTrumps without loads of points.
254 Our club’s new blog site – www.pattayabridge.wordpress.com – add your comments
The re-opening double – a big penalty missed again.
When partner’s transfer gets doubled (pass to show two cards)
The redouble is out for blood – do not bid as opener without an extremely shapely hand
Dave’s column - ♠KJ52 ♥K4 ♦KJ104 ♣764 opposite ♠A862 ♥A73 ♦AQ6 ♣K83 in 4♠.
Doing a Chuck again – a 2NT overcall of 1NT is the UNT and weak.
Responding 2NT to partner’s 1-level overcall – it’s 13-14 points, not 11-12.
255 This week’s automatic re-opening double.
The dreaded multi two diamonds again.
The power of the 4-4 fit – yet another example.
A very poor hand opposite 2♣ - you need a 2nd -ve unless you play 2♦ waiting and 2♥ -ve.
Dave’s column - ♠AKQ742 ♥A762 ♦J8 ♣A opposite ♠85 ♥3 ♦AKQ1072 ♣10852 in 6♠.
256 Obey the Law – with three card support for partner’s overcall, compete to the 2-level.
The jump cue bid overcall – asking partner to bid 3NT with a stop in the suit opened.
Dave’s column 1 – ♠AKQ976 ♥A42 ♦10 ♣J74 opposite ♠J10 ♥K86 ♦A9862 ♣1092 in 4♠.
Dave’s column 2 – an example of the uppercut.
Dave’s column 3 – ♠AK63 ♥8754 ♦K6 ♣Q85 opposite ♠QJ1072 ♥AK93 ♦A ♣AJ10 in 6♠.
257 Bid out your shape - ♠AKQ10 ♥105 ♦43 ♣J942 opposite partner’s strong 1NT opening.
Dealing with the short club – New Club Rules
opening – it promises 12 t
Open 2♣ with a two-suiter? – ♠AKJ105 ♥AK102 ♦AJ6 ♣5 – open 1♠ or 2♣?
258 We are moving – to The Bowling Green, Soi Fuengfa (near the Xyte disco).
Preference – two articles on giving preference to partner’s first bid suit.
Everybody bids ♥’s – an emphatic article on cue bidding the opponent’s suit.
Respond with 6 points! – two articles where game was missed.
Dave’s column - ♠Q94 ♥KJ62 ♦97 ♣K985 opposite ♠KJ1073 ♥AQ4 ♦6 ♣A1073 in 4♠.
Another word about alerts – the 1♣, 1♦, 1NT and 2♣ Precision openings all need alerting.
Don’t double when a NoTrump overcall is more descriptive – two articles.
259 We have moved – to The Bowling Green, Soi Fuengfa (near the Xyte disco).
The gambling 3NT opening – ♠974 ♥6 ♦AKQ8764 ♣32
Dave’s column - ♠KQ2 ♥A974 ♦AK8 ♣972 opposite ♠75 ♥K63 ♦1076 ♣AK864 in 3NT.
Message from Osama to Bush: 370H – SSV – 0773H
That 4333 type shape again - ♠9742 ♥AK6 ♦QJ7 ♣J105 opposite partner’s 1♥ opening.
It’s penalties! 1♣
It’s a strong hand! 1♥ 2♠ 4♥ - 2♠ was a weak jump overcall, so 4♥ is strong.
260 Responding to partner’s double.
Dave’s column - ♠AKQ53 ♥AK76 ♦A8 ♣AK opposite ♠K82 ♥83 ♦K763 ♣10752 in 6♠.
12 points opposite an opener is not necessarily game.
An amusing end play.
261 The long pause – a long pause followed by a pass often causes problems.
Jan has been overtaken (as the clubs slowest player)
Be wary of 4333 shape – do not balance over 2♥ with ♠AK96 ♥872 ♦J83 ♣1082
Don’t ask questions at the 4-level – wait until the auction is over.
Dave’s column - ♠AQJ752 ♥7 ♦A872 ♣Q5 opposite ♠K102 ♥AK4 ♦K964 ♣K72 in 6♠.
Open with 3 quick
Understanding low to encourage (inverted attitude).
262 ‘systems on – systems off’ – when partner bids NoTrumps
4th suit forcing – a NoTrump response guarantees a stop in the fourth suit.
Super-accept. With 4 decent trumps, super-sccept when partner transfers.
Don’t ask for kings unless you are seriously thinking of a grand slam.
Dave’s column - ♠AQ862 ♥Q85 ♦Q96 ♣K3 opposite ♠J1093 ♥A94 ♦K2 ♣A1064 in 4♠.
263 Dave’s column - ♠AQ10862 ♥75 ♦Q96 ♣K6 opposite ♠KJ93 ♥AKJ4 ♦K72 ♣A74 in 6♠.
264 Playing negative doubles – do not pass if a negative double describes your hand.
Multi Misunderstandings 2♦ - 2NT - 3♦ is a (good) weak two in ♠’s, not a strong ♦ hand.
Dave’s column - ♠K4 ♥AK63 ♦A8752 ♣K8 opposite ♠A1062 ♥82 ♦J ♣AQJ1052 in 6♣.
265 Stayman after an overcall
Multi Misunderstandings; 2♠ in the sequence 2♦ - pass - 2♥ - 2♠ is very dangerous.
Open according to the rule of 20 – or miss an easy game!
Terje’s column - ♠AKQ ♥A8 ♦K1087 ♣AK74 opposite ♠J10854 ♥Q75 ♦A63 ♣96 in 3NT.
Take out or penalty double?
When Stayman gets doubled.
Bid again having pre-empted? – Sometimes with a two-suiter.
A dubious jump cue bid overcall, poor defence and a revoke all in one hand
A outright psyche – opening 2♣ in 3rd seat holding ♠AQ ♥103 ♦A975432 ♣95.
266 Bridge Cryptogram
A poor penalty double
That dreaded 4333 type shape again
When partner pauses and passes – three article on this controversial topic
Dave’s column - ♠AK8 ♥85 ♦A86 ♣AJ743 opposite ♠Q9 ♥KJ9 ♦KQJ ♣K10862 in 6NT.
Dave’s column 2 - ♠K102 ♥963 ♦KQ2 ♣1042opposite ♠AQJ65 ♥J87 ♦A875 ♣K3 in 4♠.
267 A poor take-out double of 1♣ –
Stuck for a bid? –
That 4333 type shape again – and this time opener and declarer.
Qui Culpa – don’t open 1NT with a good 18 points.
Dave’s column - ♠AKQ62 ♥A72 ♦3 ♣AK83 opposite ♠J43 ♥K83 ♦A985 ♣Q74 in 6♠.
Dave’s column 2 - ♠10762 ♥A75 ♦A64 ♣Q63opposite ♠AKQJ3 ♥KQ63 ♦2 ♣AK10 in 7♠.
268 Bridge Cryptogram
Qui Culpa – upgrade a hand with 4 card trump support.
A poor take-out
double of 1♥ –
The automatic re-opening double when playing negative doubles.
Dave’s column - ♠K653 ♥K54 ♦Q64 ♣K87 opposite ♠AQ952 ♥AJ8 ♦J82 ♣A5 in 4♠.
Dave’s column 2 - ♠753 ♥AQ ♦K542 ♣8643 opposite ♠AQ2 ♥K5 ♦AQJ10976 ♣A in 6♦.
Balancing – two articles.