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You Be The Judge #1
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If I were playing South, I would probably open at 60.  It's a bit of a stretch, because (1) you only have 19 meld; and (2) you're expecting your partner to account for 10-12 total points (19 meld + 2.4 * 8 tricks = 38 points) - but you could easily make at least 1 of the THs, which would mean less support required of your partner.

From North's perspective, there is no good reason to bid 65.  You have all of 2 aces, and your long suit is 7 with not a lot of power.

To me, it's a tough call on whose poor decision was more egregious.  If South bid 60, maybe West would have gone to 65.  Of course, this takes South off the hook - but what's the net difference between South as Declarer or West as Declarer?  Obviously, if the bidding went Pass - 60 - 65 - Pass, South has no choice but to pass.  Also, South bidding 70 on 19 meld with no indication of meld from North is way out of line - but this is in part because of North's stepping in at 65, which (s)he had no business doing.  Therefore, I think I'm leaning towards North's butting in at 65 as the worst move.

I'm a little surprised that N/S didn't make the 70 bid - they would have only needed to make 27 trick points by my count.  I can see where a bad distribution in diamonds and hearts could backfire on South...but what did E/W have, and what happened during the trick play, that cost N/S from making?
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You Be The Judge #1 - ToreadorElder - 07-20-2016, 01:20 AM
RE: You Be The Judge #1 - TigreLXIX - 07-20-2016, 10:21 PM
RE: You Be The Judge #1 - mickmackusa - 07-21-2016, 06:08 AM
RE: You Be The Judge #1 - ToreadorElder - 07-21-2016, 02:04 PM
RE: You Be The Judge #1 - rakbeater - 07-26-2016, 11:09 PM

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