You deal and the bidding begins
Would you have bid this way? What now?
Assuming that partner's bidding is consistent with, say,
a) Do you open?
b) what now?
Partner opens a 15-17 NT. What's your plan?
|2NT (17-18) ?|
What's your plan?
Partner opens a 15-17 1NT. What's your plan?
Partner deals and opens 1NT (10-12). What's your plan?
a) Invite in NT
Partner will accept with
b) Find out partner's distribution and then ask for high cards via
c) Ask for distribution
If partner does not have a four-card major, bid 3NT. Otherwise, try to keycard
in hearts. If no
Summing up, slam is very unlikely unless partner has a five-card major with appropriate side cards or a four-card major with exactly-placed cards. Thus, use the "ask for distribution" approach and proceed accordingly.
BTW, is bridge still a timed event?
One thing I think Ed missed is the possibility of playing