Neil Kimelman

Defending with an 8 card suit?

Playing at a club team game last night, you pick up J5 AQ10865432 – A85. You are north and not-vul versus vul. and bidding goes:



West North East South
pass 1
pass 2 4! dbl
pass ?    



East is an intermediate player, partnering with their expert teacher and life partner. What is your pleasure?


lindaJanuary 9th, 2009 at 5:18 am

I wouldn’t defend on this hand. I can’t see much else to do but bid 4H.

I know it can be right to defend and if I know my partner never doubles without a three trick set in her own hand I might consider passing.

On the other hand we might even have a slam (or go down in 4H).

ToddSeptember 21st, 2009 at 4:48 am

Not sure what i would do with a 14 card hand…

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