Bridge & other card games/question


If the bidding is 1H pass 1S  pass 2D
and the responder's hand is 10 9 6 4 3   A 9   8 7 3  K 8 4
is it better to pass or to bid 2 H ??
Ie. is it better to play in the 5/2 fit or the 4/3 fit ?
Also we play 2/1. Is there ever any time/convention/ or whatever
that the opener's 2nd bid of 2D is forcing ?

Thank You Very Much


It is preferable to bid 2H This is called a false preference. Usually a 5-2 fit will play better than a 4-3 fit since you can ruff something in the long hand and still have as many trumps as either defender even if the adverse trumps split 4-2 (which is not unlikely). The 2D bid is not forcing. However, opener could have 17 or even 18 points so that another advantage of bidding 2H is to keep the bidding open. Opener, with a strong hand may take another bid and if you have an 8 or 9 point responding hand you can now reach a game. The link below discusses this further.

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I can answer questions on bidding and on cardplay with the caveat that the former may necessarily involve some subjectivity. I have been playing tournament bridge for over 20 years and I have won several regional tournaments.

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