Sunday, November 29, 2009

Construction time!

Everyone's vulnerable at matchpoints. Here's the situation:



What's partner's hand / handtype? What do you do? In the words of Bob Hamman, what the hell is going on here?

24 comments:

Paul said...

I'll pass, assuming partner has something like 1309 distribution.

Bradley Lehman said...

What do I do? I gladly put down my dummy for 6C, and watch the play with interest. I don't have anything extra (or lacking) for my previous bid, which partner presumably saw.... I don't have anything surprising here that would impel me to take another bid, guessing at a strain.

Meg said...

Seems like pard has a hand that can live with 4S, is happy to play 5DX if you can double it, but that got better when you didn't. I don't really know what that hand looks like, but I'm fairly certain that bidding on will only get us into trouble. GLP.

Anonymous said...

Spades should be set as trump at this point. I think partner has length in diamonds and suddenly knows from the auction that I am short there, where he might not have wanted to take a risk before at the five level before. I'm optimistically picturing something like Ax Axx xxxx AKxx

Bradley Lehman said...

If partner has Ax Axx xxxx AKxx and passed my 4S, he's a wimp of the worst kind. Why isn't he just popping us into 6S here, with that hand? Because he has a club hand....

Humper said...

Obviously you're playing with GIB.

I can't think of a hand partner can have where he COULDN'T act over 4s, we're making 12 tricks with clubs as trumps but we're NOT making 12 tricks with spades as trumps.

Bradley Lehman said...

Could be something like void, Qxx, Axxx, AKQJTx and hoping to get dummy's spades going (if any tops are missing) with one play through RHO. He'd still need a way back to dummy, though. I can understand the principle at IMPs of "bidding one more" as SJ Simon said, in case 5D somehow makes, but I'm not sure I'd venture it on such a hand. Clearly, there are some partners out there who would overrule clubs and throw it into a doomed spade contract, bidding again after they'd preempted.

Bradley Lehman said...

Plus, this is matchpoints instead of IMPs, so it's even less attractive to stretch for the thin chance of 6C making while 5S has no play. If I have a solid club suit and a red ace, even with a spade void, 5S could be a better call than 6C.

Owen said...

If partner thought there was any chance we could take 12 tricks with spades as trump, he would have done *something* over my 4S call. He probably has no defense against 5D, and given that I didn't double it, he probably thinks it is making, so he really doesn't care whether 6C makes or not, as long as it doesn't go down too much. He bypassed 5S, so no way am I bidding 6S here. I'll be proud to put down two-card support! He probably has a 0-2-3-8 hand with solid trumps and is expecting me to ruff a diamond or two.

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