Momentum

Hi all

Friday, Christmas drive at one of the other strong clubs in Utrecht (BCO). Though I’m no member anymore, I felt welcome the moment I entered the playing field. With Dennis this time, lucky me.

We played solid, here and there we bled some imp, but our opponents often returned the favour. Sitting South I held:

South
74
KQT963
A9743

I heard lefty pass, Dennis 1NT (12-14), and my RHO entered the bidding with a preemptive 3. What to do? This is how the bidding proceeded:

West
North
East
South
pass
1NT1
3
4
5
5
6
6
a.p.
 
 
 

1. 12-14

I had the right momentum in bidding 6, opposite a fitting hand and probably no wastage in it’s so close, I thought. And when it was passed around, it truly felt as if I had hit the soft spot.

West Dealer
– Vul
North
A8
8752
KQJ2
KJ6
West
QT963
J4
T5
9853
East
KJ52
A
86
AQT742
South
74
KQT963
A9743

When West started with a it was the end of the defence, I discarded the losing in dummy on my fifth after drawing trumps.
K’ching! 11 fat imp, for nobody had found this one.

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