Wednesday, December 06, 2006
♠ K 6 5
♥ Q J 5
♦ A 10 7 5
♣ 10 8 6
East is the dealer and East-West are vulnerable
1 ♦ Pass
After 1D-2D, EAST should reverse with 2H. With 7 controls, EAST's hand is far stronger than the 16 HCP. EAST's actual 3D bid is wrong. It misstates diamond length, uses up too much room
Note that if EAST's shape was 3361 , moving one small heart to a 6th diamond, that there is no play for the slam. With a 3361 shape and 16+ pts, a 3D bid by EAST would be OK.
After a 2H reverse, WEST can upgrade the value of the QJx of hearts, which was the weakest feature of the hand.
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