In December, 2006
I held the following hand in a duplicate game:
were vulnerable. Partner passed and the second
hand opened 1NT(15-17) on my right.. With a balanced hand
like this it is almost always right to pass, and I did.
Partner Opponent Mel
My partner of
the day and I were playing DONT, so her double indicated one
long suit, six cards long if she was minding her ďPís and
need to have much, since Iíve taught her Iím a big
believer in balancing aggressively after a strong 1NT opener
by the opponents. And besides, she likes to bid. So,
given what I know about partnerís hand, I should have
followed the normal DONíT procedure of bidding 2C so partner
could reveal her suitóby passing 2C or by bidding 2D/2H/2S.
didnít. I had another plan: I passed for penalties. After
all, I had good support for whichever suit partner had, and
if I could figure out which one, Iíd know what to lead.
At the table I
made my opening lead in a flash--I was pretty confident I
knew what partnerís long suit was.
Decide what you
would have lead and then click here to find out what I did