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Old 02-27-2019, 07:12 AM
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This hand is from the current Bronze level bidding contest:

♠ AK532
5
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♣ AQT8643

You are not vulnerable and playing pairs.

The quiz asks a different question about this hand, but my question is, how would you open this hand? How would you plan the bidding?

I think I'd open 2C! Yes, despite only having 13 HCP: I cannot afford for partner to pass. Over a 2D or 2H or 2N response I rebid 3C, indicating the Devalued 2C. After a 2S or 3C response I bid 5D - Voidwood.