An expensive bidding error
I decided to watch my good friend Tony Truluck play in a teams match on BBO and this hand came soon after.
First, let me set it as a quiz:
Love all. East is dealer and passes. You are South and next to speak. Here is your hand as well as the bidding to date -
You decide to open a weak 2 in diamonds.
QUIZ: What do you bid now?
To rephrase the quiz: Do you pass meekly or do you double, with surely a real chance of beating this slam?
What actually happened?
Our nameless South doubled and was hoping for a good windfall. Pass - Pass - to Tony, who now converted to 6NT! Needless to mention, South doubled again.
Tony deep-finessed the hearts and would have made an overtrick except for the fact that the A was initially led.
These proved to be costly doubles as 6 was always going to be defeated.
Posted January 2016