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The Aces on Bridge: Sunday April 16th, 2023


Iain ClimieApril 30th, 2023 at 4:22 pm

Hi Bobby,

Your suggestion of a direct jump to 6C for Freaky Friday’s query reminded me of S J Simon’s comment – there are times when you need to go for the best result possible not the best possible result.



bobbywolffMay 1st, 2023 at 2:08 pm

Hi Iain,

Well described by you, but not without good reason since your position of 4th chair bidder has left you little to no room for having the phrase, “well bid” ever applied to what will eventually occur.

You must take the leftovers in stride and, to my view, make the bid most likely to work out on percentage (methinks impossible to determine, but only guess) with the slight advantage of giving no real clue to your wily opponents as to what they now do, both in the bidding, then, opening lead, as well as possibly also in the later defense.

IOW, trying to do one’s best, while basically blind flying at the bridge table, and forcing those undeserving opponents to make, for what may be one of those critical decisions, listed above.

As papa bear might describe your action, “not too warm nor too cold” as well as your apt choice, listed above, perhaps adding the word, “necessarily” somewhere in between. hoping to hit the bulls-eye of best result, PERIOD.