Stories keep stacking. Last night was a rich night for writing content.
Sitting South I had to declare 4. These things happen when you play a big and the opponents interfere. You’re playing pairs, so you want to rake tricks from where ever you can. The lead I took and a to my King survived, I exited in . My RHO plays two top , ruffed in dummy. Ten tricks are cold now, but sometimes I just get this unsatiable hunger for more.
I cross to the Jack of and ruff another high, to the King, and I ruff my last high. Leading to this position:
I play two more rounds of trumps and watch all discards carefully. One is missing. Blood rushing through my veins I put the Queen of on the table. Covered by the King, the Ace in dummy and East apologizes to his partner while showing the Jack. Eleven tricks and eternal glory.
Here’s some candy if you’re still hungry. Relay away!
1. Big, 16+
2. Unbalanced, 5+ and 8+ hcp
4. 4 card suit
6. 1 Ace
7. 1 King
8. I’ll ruff out those to get rid of my loser
As it happened there was no need to ruff out the . Had René held the King, he wouldn’t have sold his hand as unbalanced. We were on the same wavelength, though we had plenty of room to find out.
Still hungry? Your LHO opens a weak two in , René jumps to the game. What do you do?
I don’t like my stiff trump and my holding doesn’t turn me on as well. So a conservative pass followed. I was way off.
Fourteen clean tricks from top. Try to bid it youself, even when your partner just bids 3 it’s very hard to reach slam. The grand is just impossible to bid I think.