Well, some of our members really had fun with Deal 4. It is quite a "juicy" one. Here is the set-up:
(WEST DEALS; BOTH VULNERABLE)
WEST'S HAND: ♠ A54; ♥ AK ♦ AJ; ♣ AKQT73
EAST'S HAND: ♠ K98; ♥ JT974; ♦ K72; ♣ J9
According to the expert, Larry Cohen (who, by the way, is coming to Toxaway in early August), the Optimum Contract worth 10 points is 7C.
Next in sequence and the points earned:
Larry says, "After 2C-2D (waiting)-3C, East has a tough call. If available, he might try a quantitative 4NT, over which West can jump to 7C". Told you it was "Juicy". The favorite submitted bid was 6NT-- FIVE TIMES--worth 7 points One 7NT was submitted worth 5 points. AND WE HAVE A WINNER!!!
Our Winner is: Don Loveland
W 7C (a variation on Larry's sequence, but the "horse arrived at the same barn"; congrats, Don.)
Bob and Marci Desjardins
Hey! This would be our bidding:W 2 clubs,east 2 spades step response(7-9),W 4 clubs asking, East 4 diamonds, W 5 clubs, E 5 spades( 2 kings) W 6 NT. There is a good possibility of making 7 NT but the third spade looks like a possible loser so we will settle for 6 possibly making 7. Hope that your week is going well. Marci
Actually West has 25 points so after 2D (waiting) West bids 3NT(25-27). East bids 4D(transfer) and after 4H by West comes the key bid of the hand. No need for 1430. East should bid 5 NT. This is called Pick a Slam and West responds 6 H or in this case 6 NT. Top board,I think.
West has 24 HC pts, East 8. 6nt is cold. I would bid 2c of course, then East would relay 2d, I bid 3c, E 3h, W 4c, E 4nt, W 5c, E 6c or 6n, W6nt if E bids clubs.
Linda and Allen Delzell
Here's our bidding sequence for a result of: 6NT. West: 2 Clubs (strong) Alert--as we play strong 2's meaning that is also the suit. East: 2 Hearts (at least 5 pieces). West: 3 Hearts. East: Goes into Blackwood and finding out they have all the aces and kings and with two long suits of at least 7 hearts and long clubs the contract is set at 6NT. There is the possibility that the heart suit would not break well and also transportation problems for a contract of 7, so we went for the safe 6NT. We assume 7C will be tried and will be successful if hearts cooperate.
2C 2H 4N 5C 5N 5H 7N. That's my guess....Gretchen
4C ( Gerber) 4D
5C (Gerber) 5 S
Thanks to all who played and submitted entries on Deal 4 of the You Bid It Challenge.
Certainly hope you had a bit of fun,