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Take the High Ground


by Ron Klinger

http://www.RonKlingerBridge.com

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Problem

North-Dealer | NS-Vulnerable

WestNorthEastSouth
 PassPass1 
4 PassPass5 
Pass?  

What would you do as North with:

10 6 3
A J 9
K J 5 3
Q 9 8
N
WE
S

Solution

From a World Teams Championship:

North Deals
N-S Vul
10 6 3
A J 9
K J 5 3
Q 9 8
A K J 9 8 5 4
K 4
6
J 6 5
N
WE
S
Q 7 2
5 2
9 8 2
A 7 4 3 2
Q 10 8 7 6 3
A Q 10 7 4
K 10

In one match, North-South played in game for +620. At the other table, after the auction given, North bid 6D. This made, with the HK luckily onside, +13 Imps. The raise to 6D looks automatic, as one might expect South to be quite a bit stronger hand for the 5D bid. With the actual hand, South might double and plan to remove a 5C bid to 5D. If South doubles, North should bid 4NT and remove 5D to 5H as a slam suggestion or simply raise to 6D. Bidding 5H after the double does not promise significant strength.


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