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
Q A K Q J 10 9 10 9 8 x x x
Roberto Figueira de Mello(BRZ) WGM: 3
3– Too unbalanced to let them play 2doubled.
Marcelo Castello Branco (BRZ) WGM: 4
4– Picking a game with this solid suit
David Bakhshi (ENG) WIM: 4
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
IMO. Double is penalty. I have good card Q and AK of heart – Pass
Brian Senior (ENG) WM: 4
Dennis Bilde (DEN) WIM: 4
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 🙂
Jeff Rubens (USA) Pass
4 = 9 experts
Pass = 3 experts
3 = 1 expert