Hesitations - the director's bane
Bane number 1.
You are North in a routine weekly Club Pairs game at game all.
Dealer East opens 1NT weak. Two passes come round to you.
You hold ;
H J 10 8 7 2
D K Q 6 4 2
C 7 6
You are playing Asptro.
Q1. Do you intervene or do you pass?
Q2. If your partner South had hesitated before passing, would that have influenced your decision?
Bane number 2.
Same questions but next day at another club. You hold as East;
S - -
H K Q J 6 5
D A 10 7 6 5
C A 8 6
At love all bidding goes South 1NT, partner passes and North bids 4S.
Q1. As East do you bid or pass?
Q2. What about after a long pause by West?