Discussing some hands of this event with my friend Ilai Baniri (ISR), we decided to consult some hands with friends. I for my side and he for his, combining experience with youth, and the results are as follows.
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Dealer West. All Vul
K Q 7 2 9 K 4 8 6 5 4 3 2
Erik Kokish (CAN) WIM 5
David Bakhshi (ENG) WIM: 6
Krzysztof Martens (MON) WGM: 5
Jan Jansma (NED) WM: 5
Ida Grönkvist (SWE) WIM 5
5. I would bid 5with this hand. I have a great hand for a partner that could bid 4voluntarily. I cannot tell from my hand if we belong any higher, that will have to be up to partner to decide.
Pablo Ravenna (BRZ) WM 5
5. I bid 5, maybe we can make 6 but also we can loose 2 As , no way to know that….sometimes pd with a huge hand can bid 6, I will be happy if he do that.
Adam Stokka (Swe) 5
5.Well it’s making if partner has just Axxxx in spades and AQJxxx and 5could be rolling home as well.
6 Considering our abundant holding in partner’s suits, it is clear that partner made a substantial risk of going to a costly phantom, meaning we are facing a formidable hand, comprising 12 cards in the bidded suits.
It therefore seems we are safe in 6, while 7is a very cheap save. I can come up with no neat ploy to drive them out of the save.
5 = 9 experts
6 = 2 expert
6 = 1 expert