On Wednesday the 14th at the Bridgelady's club I picked up this hand sitting east in the second round:
The East Hand
South West North East
Pass 1 Pass 6NT
Pass Pass Pass
The reason I did not bid 1 is because I would like to get a heart lead. It is important to remember that when we bid the opponents sees every bid we make. Also, since my partner's hand is still unlimited I should be promising all the aces for my 6NT bid so that he can bid
7 or 7NT if he has the values to do so.
trick 1: 4 5 K A
2 9 10 5
The clubs broke 3-2 the hearts broke 3-3, so I won 3 diamond tricks, 4 club tricks, 4 heart tricks, and 2 club tricks for a total of 13 tricks
It is true that NORTH should not have played the
K and SOUTH should have split his club honors; but, perfect defence is rare at the club level. C.R.
I would like people to send me hands, lessons, or stories about bridge for this spot. It does not have to be perfect and I will give you credit for what you send me only with your express permission.