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The Aces on Bridge: Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020


Iain ClimieJune 16th, 2020 at 8:08 pm

HI Bobby,

If West leads CA then CQ trying to look like a man with AKQ in C does it help, especially if done with zero thought at T1?



bobbywolffJune 16th, 2020 at 9:20 pm

Hi Iain,

Yes, in the absence of other factors, and as a general rule, it becomes usually advisable to give those gullible opponents a false impression as to where the “key cards and or distribution”, lie.

However, and when it becomes a hand changing result, it becomes vitally necessary that one only gets an odd number ahead (or behind) a wily opponent (1,3, etc.) instead of an even number (2,4) simply because an even amount of rights or wrongs are likely to cancel out, allowing those lucky opponents back on track to succeed.

Like they say in China (please forgive), two Wongs do not make a Wright. but they may in bridge.

Again, encouraging your deception, but and indeed, attempting to usually succeed, is at best and in most, but not all occasions, only a shot in the dark (but with my often poor aim) worth trying, since just playing down the middle, is not always much fun, especially when partner bites, not the bad guys.