Bidding Slams With Voids
On 1 January, 2013 At 14:37
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I was watching a few hands played in an expert team game on BBO yesterday. At both tables the East-West pair had some problems bidding this hand.
East 2 bid was game forcing and West 3 showed a good hand with diamonds and clubs. East showed diamond support and West’s 3 bid showed a first or second round spade control. I like East’s 4 bid. It suggests to me that East is still looking for controls. You might ask why East doesn’t just bid Blackwood since if he has enough aces slam is quite a good possibility. We will see why in a minute. What would you do over 5?
West had bid all he had. The heart void didn’t look that great. So he signed off in the diamond game. And now I think East made a mistake. He bid the slam anyway.
Now let’s see what happened at the other table.
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