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Subj:.....How Should This Hand Be Bid? (S497c) 
          From: edapsmas on 7/31/2006 

This hand is from the recent San Mateo Sectional, Saturday nite session.  Assume north and south pass throughout. 

North is the dealer 
N/S are vulnerable 

West                  East 
S - A K Q J 10 8 6    S - 4 
H - J 2               H - A 4 
D - 9 8               D - A Q 6 4 3 2 
C - A 5               C - K J 10 7

Jim

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I asked Larry, who teaches a bridge lesson to us each Monday morning at The Bridge Center in Pleasant Hill how to bid it and below is his answer.

East bids 1 Diamonds
West bids 1 Spades
East bids 2 Clubs
West bids 2 Hearts (fourth suit forcing)
East either bids 3 Diamonds (weakest bid possible)
     or 3 No Trunp for a game try
West bids 4 Spades

Larry says this has no business in a slam try.

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