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The Aces on Bridge: Sunday, 10 December, 2023

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Iain ClimieDecember 11th, 2023 at 3:57 pm

Hi Bobby,

On reverse’s query, if you’re not playing support doubles then 1C (P) 1H (2D) can be used to show a weaker hand with 4S and 2S can then show a reversing strength hand with the same. I’d be a bit iffy about bidding 2S on (say) a 4-1-2-6 hand and a 12 or 13 count but, without the agreement above, pass is always an option albeit a dull one. I’m not sure I’d be happy making partner give preference to 3C if I had 5-4 in the black suits and a minimum hand while he / she had a minimum reply but you can’t land on a pin in part scores I suppose.