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.
It’s definitely a beast opposite a fitting hand.
1. Multicoloured (weak, 5+ card suit in a Major)
2. Asking for a transfer
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.
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.