Mike Yuen — Mike talks about bridge

Wild things.

At the recent Victoria Regional, I was south and held the following hand in the second round of a KO match.

8 AKQJ10976 AQ73 Void

Non Vulnerable. Dealer East.

East opened the bidding with 1♣.

What would you bid with my hand?

I was also worried about what the opponents can make on this hand, are they cold for a spade game or slam. I didn’t want to give them room to investigate.

I bid six hearts at the table. I didn’t see any easy way to find out if partner had the right hand for slam. I just hope that partner has one useful card, either the spade ace or the diamond king. Or maybe diamond jack, ten with a heart entry.

Dummy had,

Q10763 3 K852 J62

diamond broke 3-2 so I made 12 tricks for a slam swing.

At the other table, the player with my hand made a takeout double and bid heart and more heart, ended in five hearts.


PonyMay 21st, 2009 at 10:20 am

6 hearts:)

Making if partner has diamond king.

Good defence against 5 spades by oppos making, if partner has nothing.

Silly bid on a bad day, when nothing makes. Still, I dont mind looking silly from time to time 🙂

jude macgowanMay 27th, 2009 at 3:04 am

I would have bid 6 h

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