Q. 1 — Sitting South and dealing, with no one vulnerable, you hold:
Thanks to a loan from Ann Brown, I’ve been reading Mike Lawrence’s Tips on Card Play (Master Point Press).
The “unusual 2NT” overcall of an opponent’s opening one-bid shows 5-5 or longer holdings in the two lowest unbid suits.
Many doubles populate the bridge landscape: penalty doubles, takeout doubles, negative doubles.
When you’re dealt a huge, two-suited hand, do you bid an artificial and forcing 2♣?
Q. 1 — Sitting South and dealing, with North-South vulnerable, you hold: ♠ A K, ♥ 9 7 5 2, ♦5, ♣ A 10 7 5 3 2.
An interesting bidding decision arose July 9 at the Bridge Club of Martha’s Vineyard in Vineyard Haven.
See if you can determine what went wrong and how to fix the problem in the hand pictured below.
What is a limit raise? Let’s stick to the major suits, since most of these bids apply to them.

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