Dick Cummings Pairs success!

I was sitting East, playing with Ian Thomson from Canberra.

Bd 12
NS Vul
W Dealer
J 9 4 2
J 10 7
7 3
K Q 9 6
 
A 7 5
Q 8 5 3
A 6 5 4 2
2
[ 12 ] K Q 3
A 2
K Q J 8
A 7 4 3
  10 8 6
K 9 6 4
10 9
J 10 8 5
 

W N E S
1 P 2 P
2 P 2 P
3 P 4NT P
5 P 6 P
P P

Ian Thomson and I usually blast slams without much bidding style. However, a bit of science helped us get to this one!

I responded 2 as East, which is an inverted minor raise, showing 11+ points. Ian now bid 2 – showing a minimum opening hand. Yes, many players would not have opened his hand! My 2 bid asked for shortage and the 3 response showed low shortage (s). This was great news opposite my club holding. Bidding the slam gave us 85% on the board.

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