Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Posted by McKenzie
This hand from the first segment of the Buffett Cup, played this morning, interested me. This auction was repeated several times, and, of course, all declarers made at least six. The West hand, in my opinion, is way too good for a 4S call here.
Why preempt when you have such an immense hand?
Why preempt when you have spades?
Couldn't you have a hand more like AQxxxxx x x Qxxx?
Does the board-a-match scoring affect your thinking on this hand?
Several excellent players made this decision, so I may well be in the wrong here. Would you bid 4S on this? Why?