Bikini Bridge

Hi all

In a week I’m of to DC to participate in the Spingold. I’m flying in some Dutch heavyweights for some over the top action. If I can get my hands on time and stable internet www.vikingsinspace.nl is your spot for live Spingold coverage.

Here’s a small pairs problem from a Piedmont club night.

North
74
KQ6
QJ5
KQ843

After two passes you open 1, which could be as short as two. Your partner bids 1NT and you can trust that partner doesn’t hold a four card suit he could have mentioned on the 1-level. So partner has at least a four card fit in . Do you stay in the superb pairs contract of 1NT or do you wish to revert to ?

This was the full deal:

South Dealer
All Vul
North
74
KQ6
QJ5
KQ843
West
A952
JT52
A983
6
East
KJ83
A973
T62
J7
South
QT6
84
K74
AT952

With the Jack onside South could rake together seven tricks for +90 after a lead. That didn’t score very well when the rest of the field scored +110 in partscores.

Now, about that suggestive title: Bikini bridge. Unfortunately it’s not about scantily clad beach babes at the bridge table. Sigh. No, it’s a synonym for "all-or-nothing bridge", particularly tops and bottoms. It cracked me up when I heard it the first time. Nice!

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