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The Aces on Bridge: Friday, March 18th, 2022


Mircea GiurgeuApril 1st, 2022 at 3:33 pm

Hi Bobby,

Do you think West would have overcalled if his hand had been:

J 8 6 5 3
K Q 9 7 2
Q 9

bobbywolffApril 1st, 2022 at 7:47 pm

Hi Mircea,

Not with the unfavorable vulnerability West was looking at. Only if the jack of spades was perhaps the king would he have ventured out.

The above represents what bridge writers need to be aware, if for no other reason, than to comment in the text various options for declarer.

Of course, when South bellowed out his grand slam effort, he was hoping for either breaking trump or the beautiful club lady, but instead, while receiving nether, he got very lucky with the way clubs behaved.

Such are the varied fortunes of mice and men, well understood by veterans of card playing games, who do not tolerate Yahoo interference.