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 11: Israel against Chile Category U26

Dealer West. N/S Vul

K 6  10 8  A K J  Q 10 8 6 3 2

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

 

Erik Kokish (CAN) WIM 2

Eric Kokish
Eric Kokish

Assuming 2was NOT forcing to game there is no real choice here. 2, where we have something, is better than 2, where we do not.

Jacek Kalita (POL) WGM 3

Jacek Kalita
Jacek Kalita

3. 3NT over 3.

David Bakhshi (ENG) WIM: 3

David Bakhshi
David Bakhshi
3. We have primary diamond support and may also need to play NT from partner’s hand.
Will bid 3N over 3, 5over 3and pass if partner can bid 3N.

Krzysztof Martens (MON) WGM: 3

Krzyztof Martens
Krzyztof Martens
3 – why not?

Brian Senior (ENG) WM: 3

Brian Senior
Brian Senior
3. This one is difficult for me because I am unfamiliar with our methods. However, in case partner has long diamonds, showing support cannot go far wrong –
I assume we are already in a GF auction. Partner can bid 3/ as a feature in search of 3NT, when I will bid 3NT over 3but have to go back to a minor over 3, or he can commit to a minor himself if unbalanced.
David Birman (ISR) WIM 3
David Birman
David Birman

3. Forcing

Ida Grönkvist (SWE) WIM 3

Ida GRONKVIST
Ida GRONKVIST

3. I don’t have sufficient information about the system to know what approach to have, but assuming 2being a natural 2/1 response I would bid 3.

Adam Stokka (Swe) 3

Adam STOKKA
Adam STOKKA

3. Forcing.

 Liam Milne (AUS) WIM: 3
Liam Milne
Liam Milne

We really need more information about the methods here – is 2GF and what would opener’s other bids mean? Are 3or 3forcing now from me? If 2is GF I’ll bid 3 now.

Christian Bakke (NOR) WM: 3NT
Christian Bakke
Christian Bakke
3NT – Don’t know what agreements we have here, if 2was game forcing or not, but 3NT seems to be the most likely end destination, and then there’s no reason to give opponents any more help with the lead.
Simon Hult (SWE) WIM 3
Simon HULT
Simon HULT

3 Forcing. I dont like 3with so bad suit. 2NT could work but i prefer 3and if Pd now bid 3as values we probebly not belong in NT.

Asaf Yekutieli (ISR) 3
Asaf YEKUTIELI
BBO Nick: tol23

Since I do not wish to play NT from my hand, and certainly do not view my hand as single-suited with clubs, the sensible choice is 3.

While typically guaranteeing 4 cards, I think it hardly misrepresents my actual holding.
Even if system agreements cater for strictly value-showing 2bid, this bidding choice mainly destroys camouflage and conveys a somewhat different hand.
Conclusion: 3.

Answers:

3 = 9 experts

3NT = 1 expert

3 = 1 expert

2 = 1 expert