Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Psyching vs strong Club

It's been a while since I posted, but I've been very busy, haven't played much, so didn't encounter any interesting hands. So I decided to dig a little into the past, around a month ago, where we had a funny auction after a strong 1 opening. Here's the hand:

Dealer:South
Vul:NS
Scoring:imps
K872
J9
972
Q542
J64
QT75
8
KJ986
AQT953
8
AJ63
T3
-
AK5432
KQT54
A7

South opened a strong 1, and looking at the vulnerability and the strength of my hand, I thought that a psych would probably work out just fine. So I intervened with 3! North, having some values and some defense, but no shape decided to pass. East had a great hand, thought game might be possible. So he bid 3, showing good s and a fit (a fit non-jump). South somehow decided to pass with this monster, which turned out to be a good decision. The auction ended abrupt:
1 - 3! - pass - 3
all pass

The play was easy, and we made +1. We lost imps however! Look at the scoresheet below:


Some people got in realy ridiculous contracts... Nevertheless, we all enjoyed the way we got to our contract. :-)

The European Championship for university students starts this weekend, 15km from my house. I'll be competing which will make sure I'll have some good material to post afterwards. You might be able to follow my actions on vugraph from time to time.

2 comments:

warren said...

South's minors are reversed?

Free said...

Yes, thank you! I changed it now :-)