Tuesday, June 29, 2010

PP 2nd Final Board 9

Board 9
Dlr N
Vul E-W
♠ J 9 6 2
8
7 5
♣ K J 9 8 5 2
♠ K 10 3♠ Q 4
K Q JA 7 5
K Q 6 3J 10 9 4 2
♣ A 6 4♣ Q 10 3
♠ A 8 7 5
10 9 6 4 3 2
A 8
♣ 7




Franco
North
Andy
South
3♣PassPass
DblPass3NTAll Pass





[Andy]  I wasn't sure about my auction but was happy with my choice when dummy came down.  On a heart lead, the play appeared to present a mildly interesting problem at first.  If hearts are 4-3, you would like to knock out South's presumed two aces first, and then lose a club trick to North to avoid them getting a heart trick.  However, you can't knock out the ♠A without giving the defense an opportunity to play that suit back at you.  I heard that at least one declarer played spades too early on this hand, although I don't know what the auction at that table was.  At my table it became moot very quickly -- when I knocked out the A South couldn't even try to create a pretense of 4-3 hearts.

 Made 4 for 9/17.

2 comments:

  1. Congrats on your nice showing in Chicago at the trials.

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  2. Thanks! Was quite exciting.

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