Another one from Groningen.
Sitting in 4th position I’m wondering if it’s right to introduce this anemic hand. The main suit is fair in quality, but overall it lacks a little "oomph".
LHO opens 1, Hoek jumps to 6 and RHO… jumps… too… 7 it is.
Declarer ruffed the lead and collected 13 tricks without any problems. I’m afraid our teammates are not greedy enough to try for the grand after very heavy interference. After declarer had claimed his tricks, Hoek immediately asked what would have happened had he followed 1NT. I think it depends on how beat and/or weak the opponents are. I like the jump to 6 better, it raises so much pressure.
Our teammates are walking towards us. I start with "Did you bid 7..", but Dennis interrupts me: "No, but we win some imps on that particular deal."
No comprendo, senor!
They got doubled in 6, the redouble eventually netted us 6 imp.
Our winning streak ended here. In the last round we oppose "Mr & Mrs Smith", unfortunately without Angelina Jolie. Hoek and I try, but there’s just no juice left anymore. We lose 13-17 against number 1 and eventually rank 4th. I’m happy, we had a terrible start on Saturday. The metamorphosis on Sunday left me and others speechless, all in ease we played, defended and collected.