Thursday, April 23, 2009

A couple of nice auctions from the club

Board 11
Dlr: S
Vul: None
QJ8652
A8
AK3
AT

3
9762
65
K87543
K9
Q3
QJ987
QJ92





AT74
KJT54
T42
6



We were N-S and bid this one uncontested:

P - 1C [16+ any];
1N [8-10, 5+H] - 2S [natural];
4C [splinter raise; usually 4531 or 4621] - 4N
5C [one keycard] - 6S (all pass)

Making 7 easily on the trump finesse and hearts coming home. Only three of 22 pairs bid this 26 HCP slam.

Board 18
Dlr: E
Vul: N-S
6
K32
Q64
Q97642

KQ43
JT98
AJ92
8

AJ8
65
KT8753
A3








T9752
AQ74

KJT5


This time we had opponents to deal with:

(1D) X (1H) 2C;
(2D) 3C (3D) 5C (all pass)

With trumps breaking 2-1 and spades setting up for a heart pitch, 5C was easy. [5D is a maker if they guess trumps correctly.]

1 comment:

crafruso said...

Board 11 is a terrific example of why I believe that you have to interfere over a strong 1 club opener whenever possible. With the East cards, I bid 1 NT to show the minors and partner will jump to 3 (or better yet 4) clubs, messing up communication before you even begin to find the slam.