September 2019 Challenge Hand


It’s all about bidding for September, and I’m interested in your style when raising responder’s major. How rigid are you with having four cards to do it?

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Hand Review

Hand Explanation

It’s all about bidding this month, and opener’s raise of responder’s major suit is often showing four cards, but can be as effectively done with three cards, in certain types of hands.

See how far you would go with this magnificent hand!

I played it with a new partner in Sydney last week. We really worked hard in the bidding, and we were able to gain a lot of useful information about both hands. So, we felt all our work had paid off on this one!