Dick’s team in action.
2015 GNT action.
In the SF Segment 1 of 4. Board 10. All Vul. Dealer East.
3♠ = Clubs. 4♣ = Key card ask. 4♠ = 2 Keycards no Queen.
The whole hand boiled down to finding the trump Queen. The percentage play with a 9 card fit is to play for a 2-2 break. Before a card is played the 3-1 break is 49.74% and a 2-2 break is 40.70%. however once each defender followed to the play of the suit, the odds changed. 2-0 break of the residues two cards is 48% and a 1-1 break is 52%.
Rock had very little to go on. Trusting his judgement that the ♣ 9 from South was a restricted choice situation, he finessed North for the Club Queen. He was right, made 12 tricks for +1370 and gained 12 imps. At the other table E-W were in 3NT made 10 tricks for +630.
Well done Rock.