Opening with 4 diamonds and 5 clubs

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Opening bids are the foundation on which subsequent bidding is laid.

By Andrew Gumperz
On 20 January, 2013 At 15:12

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Opening bids are the foundation on which subsequent bidding is laid. If the foundation is unstable, the rest of the auction may come tumbling down. I often see players lay an unsound foundation holding 4 diamonds and 5 clubs.

Responder
♠ KQxxx
♥ Axxx
♦ xx
♣ xx

Opener
♠ x
♥ Kxx
♦ Axxx
♣ KQTxx

Auction
1♦ — 1♠
2♣ — 2♦
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