Gunning for Greatness!
After playing this game for a while you may have noticed most Bridge players are all a little nuts. There is a fine line between brilliancy and lunacy. Take this exchange between Duncan Smith of Victoria BC Canada and moi Saturday at the Sidney Sectional tournament.
Pairs. I was East and Resident Genius was North.
After two passes I opened with 1♠ , my partner’s 2♣ was Reverse Drury inviting game with Spade support. Without a break in tempo Duncan was right there with 2♥ His four card suit! I counter with 3♠ to give partner his turn for greatness.
With a heart lead all one can make is nine tricks in three Spades, thanks to Duncan’s brilliant 2♥ overcall!
All those mere mortals that overcall with their seven card Diamond suit got their partners to lead the Ace of Diamonds, some letting the game through with an over trick. Others that didn’t overcall with the North hand also let the game made as South led a high club.