Experiences

Hi all

As you can see I’ve updated the look of my blog (again). I had some issues with the old theme and I decided to make a switch. There are still some small issues to attend to, but I’m sure it’ll prove to be a better experience.

Trentemøller has a new album: Into The Great White Yonder. Still electronics-driven, dark & ambient, but unfortunately less formidable than The Last Resort. Check it out on Pandora or Grooveshark.

Here’s another deal from the BBQ Swiss in El Cerrito, a 13 IMP pickup.

East Dealer
All Vul
North
J64
76
AT93
T643
West
97532
Q43
Q865
J
East
T8
K852
J742
752
South
AKQ
AJT9
K
AKQ98
West
North
East
South
 
 
pass
21
pass
22
pass
3
pass
4
pass
4
pass
5
pass
6
a.p.
 
 
 

1. Strong
2. Waiting

Partner took the slow route (4 instead of jumping to 5) but was unable to make a cuebid. At the table I assumed Antony was holding a couple of possible useful Queens in addition to genuine support. 6 looked to be reasonable safe and on a finesse at worst. Funny to see that partner couldn’t cuebid the suit he controlled because I was ahead of him.

Viking style. With a boatload of points and finding out about a fit with a lot of room to spare is like duck soup. A breeze. Easy as pie. Like taking candy from a baby. Like shooting fish in a barrel. Simple as ABC.

West
North
East
South
 
 
pass
11
pass
12
pass
13
pass
24
pass
25
pass
2NT6
pass
37
pass
38
pass
49
pass
410
pass
411
pass
4NT12
pass
613
a.p.
 
 
 

1. Big
2. 0-7 HCP
3. Bigger, 20+
4. 5-7 balanced
5. Relay
6. No 4 card Major, no 5 card minor
7. Relay
8. 3-2-4-4
9. Aces?
10. One
11. Do you have the magic King?
12. No
13. Like a hot knife through butter

2 thoughts on “Experiences

  1. Hi,
    Looking again at this auction I am now thinking that I may directly jump to 4 over 3; this should implicitly agree the fit and show a control. Thus 2-2-3-4-4-5 should then show a couple of queens and no control.
    What do you think about this?
    Antony

  2. I don’t know, I’m pretty reluctant towards (fitshowing/cue-showing) jump responses after partner has shown a big hand. Slow and fast arrival principles come to mind, as well as splinters. But maybe there’s some unexplored terrain there.

    There is one other thought, though. With just a couple of Queens you wouldn’t have ventured with 4, you would have entered a 2nd negative or jumped to game. Possibly I could have worked things out had I paid a little bit more attention.

    I don’t like to confess, but having to sign off in 5 while holding a fat 26-count was difficult as well. My 6 was a bit… undisciplined.

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