Silverplated, The Clash Part 3

Hi all

The end is near, I look up and see the sky is red. I focus on my cards again and what I see looks promising.

South
AKQJ
Jxxx
AQTx
J

It’s definitely a beast opposite a fitting hand.

West
North
East
South
 
21
3
42
pass
43
pass
???

1. Multicoloured (weak, 5+ card suit in a Major)
2. Asking for a transfer
3. Showing

What to do? The vulnerability is very favourable, so Dennis could be really light for his multi. I can’t, I bid 4 with pain in my heart.

North Dealer
EW Vul
North
xxxx
AKQT9
xx
xx
West
xxx
xx
Jxxx
xxxx
East
xx
xx
Kxx
AKQTxx
South
AKQJ
Jxxx
AQTx
J

Opportunity sorely missed. After some discussion I have to agree 5 is the expert bid here, it asks how good partner’s trumps are. Dennis has the easiest raise ever then. The finesse against the King of is just a formality, for East has made a vulnerable call on the three level. 

I’m a coward. And cowards don’t win matches. Aggressive bidding and playing finally got US (Amsterdam) the victory they deserved. Congratulations!

Next year we’ll battle for glory again.

1 thought on “Silverplated, The Clash Part 3

  1. Hi Jannes,

    Ha, I didn’t forget my login code (you made it easy enough this time).
    You asked me to leave the reply here, I gave you on the 5 bid. I absolutely think you don’t have a 5 bid. Green against red, your hearts aren’t good enough. Partner can easily have QTxxxx and 5 wil be one off. And partner will bid 6 with AQTxxx and you will play a bad slam. So I agree with your pass on 4.

    KJ

    p.s. Can we also put cardsymbols in our reply’s?

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