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The Aces on Bridge: Thursday, July 28th, 2022


Iain ClimieAugust 11th, 2022 at 2:23 pm

Hi Bobby,

Without West’s bid, would South have been quite so careful in the play I wonder?



bobbywolffAugust 11th, 2022 at 3:14 pm

Hi Iain,

Without West’s bid, methinks West may have carefully tried to guess which opponent was
more likely to have the spade ace, but dollars to doughnuts he would have played West for it, since entries to the dummy were scarce, allowing declarer the pleasure of having West
making the tell tale bid, signifying a likely win. However, thanks for your “to the point” question.

All that emotion, but oft times, so little advantage.

bobbywolffAugust 12th, 2022 at 2:27 pm

Hi again Iain,

The second West in the first sentence should have been declarer or South. not West.

Please excuse.