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Week 0212 : 15th July 2024

FALSE PREFERENCE

After partner has bid two suits, responder may choose to play in the first suit bid despite the fact that he is longer in the second.

West bids 2 rather than passing 2 for several reasons:

1. If East has a good hand (one almost worth 3 over 1NT), game may be on.

2. If East has more hearts than diamonds, as is certainly possible, a 5-2 fit may play better than a 4-3 fit.

3. At matchpoints, if both 2 and 2 are making, the difference between 110 and 90 may be crucial.

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