Yesterday I had a solid night with Frank, we were offered a few gifts and presents we couldn’t say no to, resulting in +47 imp. The intrinsic message in solid is lack of spectacle, so here’s a story I heard at the bar (starring Martin and Hoek).
All vulnerable you pick up this rubbish. An easy pass and your partner opens 2 (weak with or some strong hand). If you are completely cut off from any tablepresence you can add some destructive number of bids to that, but let’s stay calm and listen to what partner has to say.
1. Weak with or strong
3. Strong with , forcing for one round
4. Second negative
5. Gameforcing twosuiter
6. I have nothing, leave me alone
8. What did I just say!
Declarer discarded a from dummy on his , ruffed a and ruffed a with the 8. Losing only one trick to the King of trumps, scoring +680.
So should North have raised? I think not. But making a little bit of fun because of North’s cowardness is always nice.