Monday, January 20, 2014

East has a choice of evils.

After (a somewhat unusual SA lead) and a club shift, I took two clubs and two top trumps, and played four rounds of clubs pitching two diamonds. It would not help East to ruff the fourth club with his master trump, because I then cash DA, conceded a diamond and ruff my losing diamond, losing just three tricks, Spade Ace, master trump, and a diamond. He chose to discard. I now continued DA and a Diamond. East was in a curious postion. He either has to let his partner win with the Queen and since his partner does not have the master trump to pull trump with, I cross ruff conceding just one trick to the master trump, OR he has to overtake DK to play a master trump but then my DJ has grown up into trick ten.

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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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