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The Aces on Bridge: Tuesday, March 22nd, 2022


Iain ClimieApril 5th, 2022 at 8:28 pm

Hi Bobby,

On BWTA, with some partners I play that 2N is either weak or strong so bidding both suits is the way to go with intermediate hands. This one is marginal as to whether it goes in the top end but what do you think of the idea?



bobbywolffApril 6th, 2022 at 5:20 am

Hi Iain,

While your method seems intriguing I am always
(on this type subject) very wary of my LHO jumping to a major suit game, to which, if it came around after partner says “no bid”, I, indeed, would be troubled to either bid or pass.

Therefore, if that happened, I will have wished I had started with showing both of my suits ASAP. However. then it depends on who my opponents are, allowing me some judgment to usually bid again, but not so, against a conservative LHO.

Of course, if I had bid only 2 diamonds, then over a jump to game, I would feel compelled to try out clubs, since not doing so is, at least to me, is, as bad as it gets.

But like other difficult bidding problems, most times it is better to get more than one suit in at any one time, unless it just feels too awkward.

Sorry for my being wishy-washy, but I feel compelled to try to explain my personal view, to the exclusion of a definite answer.