posted November 2011
Here's an interesting problem for you. To Lightner double or not?
QUIZ: Well... would you?
If you do not double, partner leads a diamond - the suit you went out-of-your-way to advertise.
And if you do double opponents are now warned of the bad heart break, and they will retreat to 6NT!
Yes... the 3 bid you made damaged yourself!
Bd: 6 Dlr: East Vul: EW North S 642 H D QJ10985 C Q1093 West East S 1087 S AKQJ95 H KQ9876 H J42 D A3 D K74 C AK C 8 South S 3 H A1053 D 62 C J76542 Open Room: Closed Room: West North East South West North East South T.BESSIS BOMPIS M.BESSIS QUANTIN Toffier Claret Pilon Rocafor 1S Pass 1S Pass 2H 3D 3S Pass 2H Pass 2S Pass 4D Pass 4S Pass 3S 4D 4NT Pass 5C Pass 6S Pass 5H Pass 6S Pass Pass Pass Pass Dbl 6NT Pass Pass Pass Trick 1: D6 DA DQ D4 Trick 1: D6 D3 D9 DK 12 Tricks Claimed +1430. Trick 2: H4 12 Tricks Claimed +1440. Push Board.
The Newmoon Tourneys are run on Sunday's at South African time 20h25 and comprises of 15 predealt hands.
We alternate each week between MPs and IMPs. Hand records are available at the end.
They are free!