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Partner bids 5H?

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MB wrote: East deals and opens 1 diamond. My partner doubles forcing me to bid when west passes. I have 5 HCP, five spades, one heart, three diamonds and four clubs. I bid 1S. Opponents bid 4D, partner bids 4S. Opponents then bid 5D, and partner bids 5H..What do I do?

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How to bid these hands

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DC asked: How would you bid these two hands:

1. Opener holds S AQx H Kxx D Ax C KQxxx and partner holds S Jxxxxx H A D Kxx CJxx, and 
2. The opening bid was 1D and responder is holding S Qxxx H AK D AQJxx C xx?

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What to lead?

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JH wrote: North deals and passes. Partner (east) opens 1C. South bids 1NT, everyone passes. No-one is vulnerable. What is West's best lead from

S KQ93
H 4 
D T654
C J754

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Double dummy challenge

BC asked: One of my friends gives me a double dummy problem to solve. I tried and think it needs a squeeze positon to be reached but I failed to solve it. Will you kindly narrate the line of play. The four hands are:

          S K3
          H Q95
          D Q8532
          C KJ8
West                East
S J64               S Q10987
H J876              H KT3
D J64               D K
C T96               C Q753
          S A52
          H A42
          D AT97
          C A42

Contract: 6 NT by South and West leads H6.

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