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The Aces on Bridge: Thursday, November 10th, 2022


Iain ClimieNovember 24th, 2022 at 9:38 am

Hi Bobby,

If I dropped the H10 then 9, I know some partners from times past who would think I must be out of trumps and would try a club. Any case for H10 then 4 as being the wake up call?



Bobby WolffNovember 25th, 2022 at 1:27 am

Hi Iain,

Hands like these definitely belong in bridge columns, since in real life, and if this one would appear, my guess is that the alarm signal is not officially played in double digit worldwide partnerships and when it does occur, it is likely not viewed that way, but the idea of a defender to use that trickery instead to mislead declarer.

Yes, i know that I am disappointing many with my comment and many more than double digits have discussed this and other ploys, but in real life to do so is to me,
a considerable overbid in expectations. However, for lazy bridge writers, by all means,