Mission

Howdy

My mouth is dry. We’re on a mission, a perilous one. Captain asked us to do a covert operation in an unnamed country. Hoek is my wingman and together we fly, deep into enemy territory.

South
AT73
Q963
82
J72
West
North
East
South
1
2
pass
pass
double
pass
2
double
a.p.

I was close to raising to 3 on the first round, but I thought I was a shade too light. I don’t want to crash in a razorsharp 3NT when it’s pairs. But I could show my slight values and good shape with a double when the opponents retreated to my shortest suit.

Hoek launched his missile when he decided to pass for penalties.

West Dealer
All Vul
North
KQ4
T
AJ74
AQT83
West
852
AK84
KQT3
64
East
J96
J752
965
K95
South
AT73
Q963
82
J72

Hoek started with his stiff , and when I saw dummy I knew the result would be brutal. Eventually declarer scrambled together 4 tricks. I’m happy I had my eye on the ball when I doubled 2 for takeout. I aimed, Hoek pulled the trigger.

Scorched earth, mission accomplished.

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