Re: Ask and Pass ( 09:08:14 MonSep 30 2002 ) |
I'm not sure what you're implying.
Were you "unlucky"? I'd say you were lucky your opponents made a defensive error, letting you make 4H, so you only lost 9 instead of 13. The fact is your opponent sitting East made a better decision than your teammate sitting East. While on many hands a double could work out better than a pass, it can be dangerous to enter the auction on marginal hands - as this hand indicates.
From the title of this thread, I'd say you're implying there was something improper with the fact that East asked for an explanation, then passed. A bid which is normally not alerted was alerted, after all. Are you suggesting that there was UI passed and acted upon? If so, what could West infer from East's actions? "I have a good hand, so please just pass and misdefend?"
I see nothing wrong here. Your teammate's aggressive double worked out poorly, that's all.
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