Moysian

Hi all

Some Dombo butler night a while ago I played with Frank. Here’s my hand together with the auction.

South
AQ96
K6
KJT95
A8
West
North
East
South
 
 
 
11
pass
1
pass
1
pass
2
pass
2NT
pass
3
pass
4
a.p.
 
 
 

1. Unbalanced, 4+

I had extras after Frank’s 2 signoff, so I invited for game with 2NT. I expected Frank’s 3 (master!)bid to be a maximum with a good three card fit, and no large (and wasted) values in the round suits. With those values he would certainly opt for 3NT. I had a very easy raise to 4. There was no real play to it, so I’ll show you the full diagram.

South Dealer
NS Vul
North
KT3
QT875
A84
65
West
J4
J932
72
KJ943
East
8752
A4
Q63
QT72
South
AQ96
K6
KJT95
A8

There are a couple of things I like about this game. I don’t bid to a Moysian fit voluntarily that often. On the lead I drew two rounds of trumps before taking the finesse in and I didn’t care if it would win or lose. Dummy’s trump protects me against a attack so I could safely develop my side suit. Of course it gained us zilch, for the Queen of was onside all the time, so 3NT … yawn …

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  1. By the way, did you notice 6 also makes?

    Finesse against the Queen of trumps, leave one trump out and now cash four rounds of discarding a from dummy. The subsequent ruff brings your total to twelve tricks. But I guess you leave your opponents grinding their teeth and sharpening their knives if you would perform this trick.

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