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ATB - decent slam missed

Poll: ATB - decent slam missed (27 member(s) have cast votes)

In a perfect world...

  1. S would have bid 4H over 3S (2 votes [7.14%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.14%

  2. N would have cued 4S over 4H (3 votes [10.71%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 10.71%

  3. Neither would have done anything differently, and all is for the best in this, the best of all possible worlds (11 votes [39.29%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 39.29%

  4. Other (12 votes [42.86%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 42.86%

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#21 User is offline   Jinksy 

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Posted 2017-December-04, 07:57

View Postnige1, on 2017-December-04, 02:00, said:

In 6, I like LBengtsson's line:
Win A, cash AQ (hoping they break), cash A, cross to K and run 9.
If RHO wins Q, you need a miracle in s.
On the bidding, you should probably choose to play for K singleton offside, rather than Kx doubleton onside.[/hv]


A priori I think this is the best line, but there's another one that seems plausible - given that E, with no ace, didn't lead a minor we might think he doesn't have a singleton in either (granted a singleton lead loses much of its appeal with a stiff trump as well, but I think it would still be his best shot). If we're confident he has at least two clubs, it seems better to use the KH entry to ruff out dummy's second spade, play off three clubs from the top. This lets us win if either defender has Qx of clubs, or W has the Qxx and the KD.
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#22 User is offline   miamijd 

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Posted 2017-December-04, 18:14

With 22 high, there's no reason not to open 2C. Probably you don't get to 6H, but it's not like that slam is clear-cut. You need the Kc onside and no 4-0 h break.

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