Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Won't you defend this hand with me, partner? (II)



Pass4Pass4 All Pass
After two PASSes Lefty opens ONE SPADE, Partner DOUBLES, RHO bids THREE SPADES, and I make a DOUBLE. I am a passed hand.

Partner decides to pull the double (actually to FOUR CLUBS, I bid FOUR DIAMONDS, he bids FOUR HEARTS, a funny route, but after much agony, we take +650, a decent result for +6 IMPs.)

The truth is that in this modern world of responsive doubles, and no penalty doubles ever, EW were going for -4 and -5 undoubled all over the place for -200 and -250.

A double and -5 for -1200 ANYBODY??? That would have been worth a juicy 12+ IMPs.

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In these pages, I comment on hands from Bridge Base Online ACBL tourneys. I play in these with a variety of partners with different degrees of skill. I might present a hand or two from my collection of bridge books, every now and then. I am more interested in play and defense than in complex bidding systems, but I do follow the cut and thrust of Vanderbilt and World Championship Vugraph and try to keep abreast of expert practice in the obstructive and constructive bidding system department. I may also feature, newspaper-style, famous hands from important matches that I saw on Vugraph.

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