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Practical Percentage Play

In a quarter-final match in the Senior World Championships, you have to decide how best to handle an invitational hand opposite partner’s limited opening bid.

N-S vul, South deals. As North, you hold:

At this vulnerability, your opening 1NT range is 14-16.

Your possible choices are:

1NT: Non-forcing. Partner is expected to pass if he is 5-3-3-2.

2!C: Natural game force, normal 2/1 structure.

2NT: Spade raise, limit or better. May be done on 3-card support. Partner will bid 3!C with any minimum, after which if you bid 3…

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