Dear Jerry: Am I being too old fashioned? I don’t like to open a hand like this in first or second position:
K98 QJ3 K54 K987.
It’s only 12 PH, without an ace, without a five card suit, and with values completely scattered. My partner insists that I should open It. What are the pros and cons?… Stuck in Yesterday
If it is old fashioned to pass completely balanced hands, aceless 12 counts, with no 10s, and 11/2 quick tricks methinks that many real bridge players in the world must also be old fashioned. Playing in an announced light opening system, I would open this non-opening bid. Playing a weak 1NT range, I would open 1NT. Playing any sort of Standard or 2 Over One, however, I would pass in a flash in first or second seat.
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