Thursday, March 20th 2014

How far is 3 forcing in this auction?

West North East South
1 2 3  
       
Pedro Branco, 1989 World Champion
Pedro Branco, 1989 World Champion

Yesterday we published an article where Eric Kokish answered the question in this way: [ilink url=»http://csbnews.org/conventions-asking-eric-kokish/?lang=en»]Click Here[/ilink].

Today we will tell you how Pedro Branco, 1989 World Champion, from Brazil, likes to play this sequence:

West North East South
1 2 ?  
       

– Dbl = takeout, 10+

– 2NT = 5+ with stopper in or support in , invitation or better

– 3 = 5+ , invitation or better

– 3 = Heart support invitation or better.

– 3 = competitive, normally 7-9, 4-card supp

– 3 = Long club suit GF, without stopper in or supp in

– 3NT = to play

– 4 /4 = splinter

– 4 = to play, weak hand

– 4NT = RKC

West North East South
1 2 ?  
       

– Dbl = takeout, 10+

– 2 = normal supp

– 2NT = 5+ with stopper in or supp in , invitation or better

– 3 = 5+ , invitation or better

– 3 = support in invitation or better

– 3 = Long suit GF, without supp in or stopper in

– 3 = 4-card supp preemptive

– 3NT = to play

– 4 /4 /4 = splinter