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43 - NOVEMBER 2023

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BIDDING OPPOSITE A STRONG HAND [PART 2]

Last month, we saw the importance of evaluating apparently weak hands when partner has opened with a strong bid such as 2♣. Similar situations can also occur in competitive auctions. How often have you heard the comment, “I couldn’t bid because I only had 4 points”? There is often more to bidding than simply counting high-card points. Your shape, and the location of what few high cards you do have, will sometimes tell you that you should be taking action.

HAND A
♠ J1084 
 83
 852
♣ Q1074

HAND B
♠ 10643 
 Q3
 J82
♣ 10764

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Marc Smith

Marc Smith was in the Great Britain team that won the European Junior Teams Championship in 1985. His 25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know (co-authored with Barbara Seagram) has sold more than 300,000 copies.

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