Ilai BANIRI
Ilai Baniri

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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Problem 2; Denmark against Ukraine Category U26

Dealer West All Vul

A K Q J 10 9 10 9 8 x x  x

West North East South
1 Pass Pass 2
2 Dbl Pass ?

Roberto Figueira de Mello(BRZ) WGM: 3

Roberto Figueira de Mello
Roberto Figueira de Mello

3– Too unbalanced to let them play 2doubled.

Marcelo Castello Branco (BRZ) WGM: 4  

Marcelo Castello Branco
Marcelo Castello Branco

4– Picking a game with this solid suit                               

David Bakhshi (ENG) WIM: 4

David Bakhshi
David Bakhshi

4– I would treat double as card (value) showing rather than penalty and am prepared to play 4opposite a singleton heart.

Krzysztof Martens (MON) WGM: Pass

Krzyztof Martens
Krzyztof Martens

IMO. Double is penalty. I have good card Q and AK of heart – Pass

Brian Senior (ENG) WM: 4

Brian Senior
Brian Senior
4. I’d like to think that in real life we would know what the double meant. I’ll assume values rather than penalty, in which case 4looks the easiest game.

Dennis Bilde (DEN) WIM: 4 

Dennis Bilde

I would bid 4. I don’t play this double as penalty but I know
that someone does. If I play it as penalty I would think to pass or bid 4
and both are reasonable. I would prefer 4 🙂

Mikael Rimstedt (SWE) WIM: 4
Mikael Rimstedt 
Mikael Rimstedt
I am for sure not defending when I have zero tricks. I will blast 4 and hope it makes.
 Liam Milne (AUS) WIM: 4
Liam Milne
Liam Milne 
4. No need to bid the diamonds. I don’t want to play 5or 6and my hand is strong enough for game.
Christian Bakke (NOR) WM: 4
Christian Bakke
Bar Tarnovski (ISR) WIM: Pass
Bar TARNOVSKI
Bar TARNOVSKI 
Pass. If X is not Take Out by agreement . So must be penalty don’t see reason to bid . -I would Pass.
Asaf Yekutieli (ISR) 4
Asaf YEKUTIELI
BBO Nick: tol23
4. Once again, one has to establish a proper interpretation of partner’s bid. In my opinion, partner’s double is his primary way to show extra values.
Thus, despite our decent defensive holding (Q, cashing heart tricks and distribution suggesting very bad breaks), it is somewhat reckless to defend.
I can barely imagine slam making, and definitely no intelligent way to get to it. As to the best game contract, I have no doubt.
Conclusion: 4.
Adam Stokka (SWE) 4
Adam STOKKA
Adam STOKKA

Jeff Rubens (USA) Pass

Jeff Rubens
Jeff Rubens

Answers:

4 = 9 experts

Pass = 3 experts

3 = 1 expert