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The Aces on Bridge: Monday, June 27th, 2022


A V Ramana RaoJuly 11th, 2022 at 11:01 am

Hi Dear Mr Wolff
Quite an instructive hand. And since south made his plans to combine the chances, he can provide an artistic touch by dropping spade K under A.

bobbywolffJuly 11th, 2022 at 12:54 pm


Yes, of course and by dropping the king pf spades under the opponent’s ace, you are complimenting your partner’s slam raise, by telling him that you were about to either make his bid or, if not, be unlucky in possessing the wrong major suit king.

Always try and be a caring bridge partner, that is, if you expect him or her, to return that favor.

Iain ClimieJuly 11th, 2022 at 5:08 pm


I like the SK play but it would just stress out some partners! There could be a RR twist to this though e.g. the Six were stuck together and both hit the deck. SB jumps in as East and insists the SK be played so RR doesn’t get the chance not to ruff a spade.



Iain ClimieJuly 11th, 2022 at 9:48 pm

Should be SK x of course…

May the fleas of 1000 camels afflict autocorrect’s armpits (apparently some sort of traditional curse)

bobbywolffJuly 12th, 2022 at 2:33 pm

Hi Iain,

Intelligent false carding should rank as one of the proper advantages of the expert since, when one engages in, it sometimes has huge upsides and creates the difference. Adding to that, opponents will be given even one more chore while defending, always being wary of what declarer is presenting, truth or consequences.

Something like women to men, mystery with their intelligence and looks,

Now why would I mention such a change of subject on a bridge site?

Never? but I am willing to wager, many of us, prefer to hide our age and let our memories do the walking, in one way or the other.

Regarding your curse, perhaps just a repeated reminder that counting (this time to 1000) is the hallmark of the bridge expert.