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Days Hotel Hands
Hand of the Week - Friday 4 Sep - Basic Bidding

dlr East

Vul E /W

 J 10 9 6 5
 7
 J 8 3
 J 6 4 2
Optimum
EW 4H
 Q 8 4
 10 8 5
 A K 9 6 2
 10 7
W
E
S
T
NORTH
E
A
S
T
22
SOUTH
 A K 2
 Q J 9 6 2
 7 4
 A 9 8
  3  
9   14
  14  
 7 3
 A K 4 3
 Q 10 5
 K Q 5 3
  N
N 1 - - - -
S 1 - - - -
E - 2 4 1 2
W - 2 4 1 2

Assess the East Hand - Unbalanced with 5 3 3 2 distribution, 5 hearts LTC of 7, points 14. Intend to Open 1  and rebid  s. Assess the West Hand - - Balanced 5 3 3 2 distribution, 5 diamonds, points 9. Can't open but has suficient strength to respond at the two level in  s

Suggested Bidding

North East South West

         1    Pass  2 

Pass  2   Pass  ??

My partner assessed the West hand then and said "We have a fit in  s". Shall I pass since I have 9 points and my partner has 12 - 15, which is insufficient for Game, or shall I bid 3  since I have a 5 card suit and a doubleton, which provides some trumping potential and therefore use LTC of 8.

After my partner bid 3 I reassessed the East hand and said my partner is inviting me to Game, with 12/13 points I would Pass but with 14/15 points, top of the range I comfortably bid 4 .

The suggested bidding is a subtle debate about Balanced and Unbalanced as it relates to LTC and points. However, East should not be Opening 1NT and East should not be bidding 1  and then rebidding 1NT. It is important to show the 5 card major since having a fit in a major usually scores better.