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Old 10-11-2016, 11:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Biotop View Post
Fun hand from the club tonight:


Both sides vulnerable.

This is how, I think, the bidding should have gone:

Partner opens pass.

RHO bids 4 hearts!


S: A, Q, xxx
H: void
D: A, K, xx
C: A xxx

We have takeout double marked through 4D only.

What do you bid?
Agree with Quartz that double is feasible - flexible call. Value-showing, expressing doubt over 4H and keeps spades in the picture. However, there's a v good chance of it getting passed out - pard knows you have some defense and they prob have a few hearts. Unless RHO is a comedian, a second seat red pre-empt can be very heavy, and taking it one or two off might not net a very good score.

We have to find game and I think I'd just go 4S direct here. Worth the risk to try and find the spade fit, which has decent chances of existing given the pre-empt, and our spade suit is not bad.

Another issue with doubling is that LHO may further squeeze our space with a 5H call if they have a fit and are very weak.