Last night at Dombo I played with Elske. Promises of high bidding. High as in mountainhigh, with eternal snow. Unfortunately there were not a lot of slams available. I psyched my opponents out of a cold 6, but the -800 penalty didn’t make it really worthwhile. The distress and hurting look from across the table reminded me why I don’t like (and should refrain from) psyching. It can be a powerful and succesful weapon, but it’s not bridge anymore.
Elske was holding this:
Two Aces! That cannot be a bad thing. Time for an educational redouble. Or so it should have been. Elske passed, but reluctantly. The defence erred when they did not force me with loads and loads of minors, but the contract will always come home. Now I scored +690 when I took the right view in trumps.
A redouble would have been 1080 points, definitely educational, not?