Here’s a game I screwed up. Some soulsearching shows I was too busy with my own cards, instead of looking at the options dummy had to offer.
Together with Hoek I bid up to 4, plan the play!
I received a lead for the Ace and a switch. There are two suits worth developing, the suit or the suit. Are there any 4-1 splits I have to or can cope with? Maybe, but then things get vague, uncertain and difficult, so let’s not dive to deep.
I crossed to dummy in trumps to play a towards my hand, East rising with the Ace. Another and the good news is there, the do split. If I hadn’t been too busy with my semi-solid , this would have led to an easy ten tricks.
Now let’s assume East doesn’t rise with the Ace of and you take the wrong guess. West will have to tackle the problem for you, cannot be touched, and revealing the split is bad for EW. Only trumps is safe, but then you just continue yourself, and if they don’t split, you just switch back to . Combining your chances.
So the from dummy is actually a measure of control, you don’t really care if it wins or loses.
I definitely should have made ten tricks, lousy me.