~Another Weak Two-Bid


S QT754
H 83
D K862
C J4

S 9
D JT54
C A98

S AJ8632
H 6
D Q3
C T652

H KQ754
D A97
C KQ73

Bidding Commentary: South opens 2S and West may overcall 3H. Whether on not West overcalls, North should further the preempt by raising spades. Since E-W are very likely to have a game in hearts, the question is how high should South bid to keep E-W quiet. The expert recommendation is that North jump to 4S when in equal or unfavorable vulnerability and to 5S with favorable vulnerability. E-W are likely to bid and make 4H and may make 5H.
Lead and Defense Commentary: West is likely to lead the heart A and switch to a club, winning the first three tricks. They should pick up a diamond later. Playing in hearts, E-W can take eleven tricks. It seems that a preemptive jump to 4S or 5S are good bids.
Play Commentary: N-S should lose four tricks. Playing in 5H, E-W should lose two tricks by playing for split honors in diamonds (a 75% chance).


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