What should I bid? (February 2015)

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What should I bid? (February 2015)

The best submission for February came from Alfred Braunstein. He wins a voucher of $30 funded by TBIB, toward any purchase made at the Bridge Shop or Paul Lavings Bridge Books.

Hi Andy,

Dealer W, Vul None, you are West and you hold:

7653
86
AK
Q10862

West North East South
Pass 2* Dbl 4
?

*Weak

Regards,
Albert


Hi Albert,

Given the equal vulnerability along with our four small spades, I would be inclined to double (responsive). If partner has shape, he can remove it (to 4 with a 4153 shape for example), but if he has less shape such as 4243 where we might have two heart losers, he is welcome to pass my double and I’d be happy enough to collect our plus score in 4X.

Regards,
Andy


Albert:

Partner did have a 4243 shape and would pass the responsive double as 4X goes one off. A 4 bid would have attracted a penalty double and it will go for -800.

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