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105. Tuesday - November 23, 1999 : REAL DIAMONDS

Dealer: North
Vul: All

North





 

West

East

 









 

South

 

10 5 3
J 2
K J 6
K 8 4 3 2

 

South

West

North

East

 
 

 
3
6
?

 
4
Pass
 

2
5
6
 

2
Pass
Pass
 

Your partner, North, opens 2 which you alert as being either a strong two in any suit or a weak two in diamonds. East's 2 is explained as natural. What do you bid over your partner's 6?

SOLUTION

Dealer: North
Vul: All

North

A K Q J 4 2
A K 9 8 6 5
3
-

 

West

East

 

8 7
Q 10 7
Q 8 5
Q J 10 7 6

9 6
4 3
A 10 9 7 4 2
A 9 5

 

South

 

10 5 3
J 2
K J 6
K 8 4 3 2

In Albuquerque, a very strong South passed! North wound up with two spades, one club and one diamond for down eight.

It became clear as the bidding progressed that South simply didn't believe his opponents' diamond bids, instead believing that those desperation diamond cuebids from his partner were natural.



Bridge Today, Mar-Apr 1995, Eddie Kantar, p. 18

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