Last Sunday the teams season started for us, 13 and 17 don’t put us in the top regions. Oh well, we’ll recover. I played terribly, giving away a vulnerable game, completely mishandling one of my own. Pffff, I get sweaty thinking back to those and other horrible errors. Here’s a little success (my hand):
René opened a strong and the relay sequence started with 1 (me showing ).
2. 8+hcp at least 5 card
4. 12+ hcp
6. exactly four
8. 5-1-4-3 distribution
10. Two Aces of the same rank
11. You play this! Either our together are good enough for discards or a finesse as backup plan.
This was the complete hand:
I must admit I was a bit surprised finding only a thirteen count in dummy, but it’s a fair call with so much playing strength. René upgraded his hand the same way I did, are we in sync or what?!?
I got a trump lead for East’s Ace and back came a . Nasty! Now I have to finesse before I can check out the . Fortunately it proved to be onside. The current layout would have provided a parking spot for the as well, but these odds are a factor smaller than the finesse being right.
This one the opponents didn’t find, but they scored a couple of nice part score swings and finally the match tipped in their favor, 13-17.