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.

One 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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