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Week 0127 : 28th November 2022

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PRE-EMPTIVE BID OR SHUTOUT BID

A weak high-level bid based upon the playing strength contained in a long suit, with few outside values. The bid is purely obstructive in nature and can make opposing bidding extremely difficult.

Pre-emptive bids can be opening bids or overcalls:

In each case, West’s bid is pre-emptive in nature. For the first and second auctions, West might hold:

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