Bone

Hi all

Here’s a slam I butchered.

South
AQ84
JT9742
A
AT
West
North
East
South
21
Double
5
62
a.p.
 
 
 

1. Weak
2. Not very scientific, but sometimes you just take off the white gloves and enter while swinging your ax.

Dummy comes down:

North
J63
AKQ6
7
Q8542
South
AQ84
JT9742
A
AT

King lead. Alright, this baby needs some work. I can count only ten tricks with a successful hook. I won’t go into detail how I botched the contract, but my opponent threw me a trick-twelve-bone with a ruff and sluff.

It took me some overtime to formulate the most elegant plan. Draw two rounds of trumps ending in dummy. Play a to the Queen and exit with the Ace of and the Ten. This basically wins with the 3-3, King doubleton onside and various 2-4 holdings where East will be endplayed. Those last ones might be a bit difficult to read, though.

I think that’s as much optimization juice you can squeeze from that lemon.

West Dealer
NS Vul
North
J63
AKQ6
7
Q8542
West
92
85
KQJ943
J76
East
KT75
3
T8652
K93
South
AQ84
JT9742
A
AT

Cheers!

2 thoughts on “Bone

  1. Hi Jannes,
    Why finesse in spades before playing clubs? If the clubs are 3-3 with the King in West you don’t need the spade finesse.
    Btw. I try to upload my USA holiday pictures next weekend.

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