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Boards => Scores in bidding competition => : Poky May 29, 2007, 10:23:10 AM

: Greedy double backfires
: Poky May 29, 2007, 10:23:10 AM
Board 3-6. IMP.

How can 2Hx get 40, and 2H 20?!?

In most cases the overcaller has 5 heart tricks (a vulnerable overcall is for sure 6+ cards against seroius opponents) and two minor aces. If the king of spades is placed good (or bad for us), our brilliant double gets -670.  :'(

IMO, since we are playing IMPs (clearly noted), 2Hx should get at least -50 (if possible). Gambling +200/-670 instead of +100/-110 is just horrible bridge.  ;)


: Re: Greedy double backfires
: woody May 29, 2007, 09:09:20 PM
Thanks. When I entered boards to database I forgot to mark that board as MP. I gave 2Hx 40 because you will probably beat it -1 if spade king is onside. In IMP it is foolish to X 2H as you stated.

: Re: Greedy double backfires
: todi May 30, 2007, 08:43:59 PM

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