Heritage

Hi all

Some pairs night Hoek and I sit down against two charming ladies. 

South
7652
AJ75
K
KQ95

West
North
East
South
 
11
1
double
2
pass
pass
double
pass
3
3
???

1. 15-19 balanced or unbal 4+

I felt my Viking heritage emerge. Envisioning both and Ace and some honour I can see 6 is to claim, or at finesse at most. The opponents have already made clear my partner is ultrashort in . It’s the brutal optimism of the Viking nature, when I bid 6 I could swear I heard hungry wolves cry. I notice my partner’s face turns ashy grey.  

North
4
T4
AJ94
AJT743

South
7652
AJ75
K
KQ95

Hoek erred during the play. But he’s hard to blame when partner blasts to slam on such marginal values without any scientific enquiries. I guess it’s hard to deal with a Viking partner when you’re not yet familiar with his habits.

Here’s what could have happened. East started with the King and continued with the Queen. There’s is a very faint beep on the heart monitor, but the patient is still alive. Ruff the continuation. Cross to the King of and isolate the menace by ruffing another one. Ruff a high in dummy, cross in trumps, ruff another high in dummy, and cross again to hand with the last trump. Now when you play the remaining trumps and Ace of , you squeeze East out of her spade guard or her honours.

North Dealer
EW Vul
North
4
T4
AJ94
AJT743
West
A93
962
T863
862
East
KQJT8
KQ83
Q752
South
7652
AJ75
K
KQ95

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