Enhanced

Hi all

Last weekend we started beer batch #5, codename Noah. It is not unthinkable John’s 4 month old son enhanced it with some of his drool, the little guy was quite interested in the procedures and attention.

Here’s a deal from a very quiet night at Quick Tricks, I guess most regulars are in Louisville (KY) now for the Nationals. I played with a Dutch visitor (H.U.) who was here for a conference.

South
J97632
KQ2
AT4
3
West
North
East
South
 
 
pass
pass
1
2NT1
3
4
pass
pass
5
double2
pass
5
6
double
a.p.
 
 
 

1. &
2. Values

Partner starts with the Ace of and dummy puts down a boatload of and a suspicious looking Queen.

 
East
Q5
T73
8
QJT9654
South
J97632
KQ2
AT4
3

I play the 2 and declarer follows suit too. I’m glad it’s at least down one now … as long as partner switches !

Wait! Why is partner tanking now? … another hits the table.

Of course declarer ruffed, extracted the single outstanding trump, pitched dummy’s loser on his long , and wrote with a big smile +1540. I’m happy it’s just pairs.

East Dealer
EW Vul
North
T
AJ8654
KQ9653
West
AK84
9
J72
AK872
East
Q5
T73
8
QJT9654
South
J97632
KQ2
AT4
3

It’s cold 6 for us, and because of that tiny slip in the defence the adversary slam came home on top of that. Post mortem I would have bid 6 with H.U.’s hand over the value-double of 5. If partner has three to the King and a pointy Ace slam is already pretty good, and that’s not a even a double. What can I say? Blame the jet lag.

2 thoughts on “Enhanced

  1. Wait a second. I admit that trying to cash a second heart is a bit stupid, but I did bid 5 over 5x, not 5, trying to help you to judge what to do over 6. When you doubled for a second time, I decided to believe you.

    • Hi Henk

      My bad! My memory doesn’t serve me well. I thought you bid 5 over my double.
      For the record, I hate my second double now, I should have paid a little more attention to your runout. We’re not the ones taking a sac, they are. So your advancement over 5 doubled is serious.

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