What do you lead? Yeah, you might
Second, I think declarer's
Generally speaking, a spade lead for partner seems logical, but I'm just not sure what is going on yet.
Perhaps the opponents aren't as solid citizens as some and won't
have what I'd expect, but I guess the best shot is the
Second nitpick: I would like to know a little bit about their
style of bidding, as it appears to me that the double of
Third nitpick: what inference am I to draw from partner's
failure to double
Fourth nitpick: is there any inference from the failure to
redouble about the absence or presence of
Assuming there is no meaningful information from any of the above,
it comes down to whether you lead a
If I assume that he would not do so, and that his failure to
What would a double by partner mean?
I think it should strongly suggest the
I confess that I think the % choice is to bid 1NT, but it is
a reasonable problem and the presence of the
I gave this problem around during the tournament and
got a sixth answer,
I can't believe two others passed. Or that neither of them was Kent.
2NT is 20-21. Yeah, there are alternatives, but yours is an inexperienced partnership, so 2NT is reasonable. What now?
3NT. I hope partner understands that this is not a superaccept.
Given that, should we try it here? Upon reflection, no.
Len's argument that we don't know that partner will read
it correctly is a strong one. And even if he does, it's
at best a crapshoot whether 3NT is better or worse than
All in all, this was a terrible problem. The other two were really good, though.