Greedy, more about chemistry

Hi all

Last Thursday Hendrik and I had some troubles in getting the reaction going. The engine was sort of stuttering instead of a steady and assuring humming. But we did score fair above average, even on slow chemistry.

North
9xxxx
AK9x
Kxxx

I like these kinds of hands. They offer a lot of potential if you have and can find a fit. Hendrik sitting second hand opens a Muiderberg 2 (showing a weak hand with five and 4+ in a minor). West overcalls 3. Now I had visions of a (less than) 20 hcp slam.

West
North
East
South
 
 
pass
21
3
42
double
…43
5
6
a.p.
 

1. Muiderberg
2. Splinter with fit (but not really agreed)
3. 2nd suit or cue, no agreements

So 4 is a free bid, after double there’s no bidding obligation anymore. That’s why I made the very aggressive jump to slam, I pictured Hendrik having the (near impossible) perfect hand.

North
9xxxx
AK9x
Kxxx

South
AQJTx
Qx
Txxx
xx

So Hendrik had to play 6. That’s kinda high. But first news is good news, East starts with the Ace and continues the suit. Now you just have to find the King and exactly JTx with any opponent to get rid of all your losing .

Another possibility is to squeeze East out of his red suits after ruffing two in dummy, as Martin pointed out (April 16th, 2007).

East Dealer
EW Vul
North
9xxxx
AK9x
Kxxx
West
Kx
xx
Ax
AQJxxxx
East
8
JTxxx
QJx
Kxxx
South
AQJTx
Qx
Txxx
xx

Too much, I’m glad it was just pairs.

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