Oh the tangled web we weave !
In Wednesday’s “Bulletin” from the Orlando NABC the following hand was written up:
The auction went N E S W
1H X P 2S All Pass
North led one of the top diamonds, and declarer proceeded to take 11 tricks.
To quote part of the article “Naturally, Joel bid the “obvious” 2S”.
Can’t argue with the result, but is this the kind of hand that should be given the official imprimatur of being printed in the daily bulletin?
What would someone learning the game make of West bidding 2S rather than some number of clubs? Does East’s double of 1H show preference for the other major? Would East still have doubled with AK3 AJ 9652 J1054 ? If so, wouldn’t 3NT be the best landing place rather than a 3-3 spade fit?
Oh the tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.