Saturday, January 11, 2014

Doubledummy play in 4NT

My nineteen point 3NT overcall was a bit undisciplined, but I had reckoned without my Robot partner reading me for 25 points and raising to 4NT quantitative. I passed in a hurry, and the play took less time than it takes to describe.


I played low on the spade lead from dummy, and the appearance of the Queen was one small relief. I chose to guess the clubs as Jx and Kxx, by playing the Ace and Queen of clubs. When this came to pass, I had two entries to dummy. I could then play diamonds up toward my hand, keep an exit card to strip endplay RHO to play away from his (its) marked king of hearts. ten tricks in a hurry and a unshared top board.

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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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