Extreme Bridge #6: Part 1
Yes, it’s time for another fix for bridge addicts, but who will be the fixers, and who will be the fixed?
Extreme Bridge #6
Both Vul, S dealer, Matchpoints
Lead: DK asks attitude (usually about the A or J). E plays the D4. Assume regular Smith Echo and other standard defensive signals to make things “simple”.
If you have seen this deal before, please do not comment until I show the entire deal, probably in a day or so.
For whatever you want to make of them:
- If the opponents wanted to bid over 1N, it is not certain now what they were playing then, but assume they were using 2C = H & S, 2N = C & D. When the deal occurred, some of today’s common methods did not exist or seldom were played.
- It was the final of an ACBL National event, and when the deal was played, all four players had won at least one REAL National very recently — Not the other kinds that the ACBL concocts by the truckload! 🙂
I’ll start the play as it actually went, but feel free to comment on bids, plays, or whatever that you would do differently.
S decided to take the DA to possibly block the suit. Then it went H4, 8, Q, A. E won the DJ and played the 3. W took the T & Q, E pitched the H3, and you discarded the S3 and C5.
W got out with H5, and you took two heart tricks ending in your hand. E followed with the 2 & 7, and W played the S5 on the 3rd round.
Now it’s your turn to plan the rest of the play. I’ll put it on some other FB pages, and also on bridge websites such as bridgewinners.com and bridgeblogging.com under my Al the Plumber blog. So if you want to comment, you may want to do it on those.
I’LL BE BACK! (Possibly early if someone has a question about a typo, something else that may be needed to analyze the hand, etc.)