Contact Jane Farndon
Tel no. 01442 768506
West led the Ace of Clubs.Would you like to take Garozzo's seat and try make 12 tricks?
Click here:Play featured hand 117
After opening 1♣, North pressed the brake pedal so desperately hard that you end up in 4♠.
West led the ♦J. Obviously the contract is cold: you can't loose more than 1 Diamonds and 2 Hearts.Do you see a way to make more than 10 tricks?
Click here: Play featured hand 116
After a fine bidding sequence, you end up in 6♠ by South.
After North's opening of 2♣, East intervened double. Therefore, when West lead the ♣10, East played the Ace and continued with the Queen.
How does a reasonnably pessimistic expert envisage the situation?
East shows an unbalanced hand with 4 hearts, 5 or 6 diamonds and a singleton.Partner's lead ♠5, presumably from 4 or 5 spades and he can't have more than 4 points, perhaps the ♥K or ♣K.Therefore, the question is: "Why did West bid 3 NT with 2 or 3 low spades?Cabanes, a french champion found a clever answer...
Rodwell opened 1NT followed by three pass...
With such a low combined strength, Rodwell was quite certain someone was waiting in the wings, presumably in hearts.Playing for the win, he applied the fox strategy: