Bandera de la FIGBItaly; 2016 Open and Ladies Teams Championships

Salsomaggiore 22 – 25 Abril 2016

Results Open          Results Ladies 

April 26, 2016

This Bidding Problem was published in the fourth Italian Open and Ladies Teams Championships Bulletin. You will be able to compare your answer with some of the best italian and international players:

IMPs pairs, Vulnerable None

spade suit 10 9 6  heart 7 3 diamond suit K Q 10 7 5 club A K Q

The bidding starts:

West North East South
Pass  1diamond suit
3spade suit Double Pass ?

After thinking your answer. Below you can find some of the best world players answers:

These are the answers:

Norberto Bocchi
Norberto Bocchi
Norberto Bocchi 4diamond suit. I would have preferred to open 1NT. So now I say 4diamond suit.  If I could say 4club, I can not find a better bid.

Thomas Bessis
Thomas Bessis
Thomas Bessis   4club. I would have preferred to open 1NT, but now that I had open 1diamond suit I think the better bid is 4club. It seems encouraging, and my points are so focused on just two suits that I do not worry to show 9+ cards between the two.

Dennis Bilde
Dennis Bilde
Dennis Bilde    It depends of who my opponents are. I say 4diamond suit against solid opponents. Pass or 3NT against a young opponent, who has a particularly aggressive style.

Antonio Sementa
Antonio Sementa
Antonio Sementa   4diamond suit. I cant see another possible bid.

Andrea Buratti
Andrea Buratti
Andrea Buratti  4club. With only five diamonds, I hope my partner has at least 4 clubs

Fabio Lo Presti
Fabio Lo Presti
Fabio Lo Presti   4diamond suit. Not a very pretty voice, it seems to show a sixth cards suit, but I cant see another option.

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