Hands   of   Note


1.    OKB     IMP     week 10     board 230


S- A107632
H- - -
D- A75
C- AK86

 

S- Q
H- AKQJ9743
D- Q3
C- Q2

NORTH
elsid

1 S-
3 C-
3 S-
Pass
SOUTH
pickup pard

2 H-
3 H-
4 H-

When you play with a pickup pard on OKB, this is regarded as a hazardous activity. Partner said "typ" then "ooops" in the same breath. She claimed 7 at trick 3. DJ lead, ace, club to queen, heart ace.

She spared me a lot of nailbiting with the quick claim.

Our opps, rma (Ralph Ma) and sweetie (Janice East) gained 8.58 easy IMPs. lol.

 



2.    OKB     IMP     week 7     board 35


S- J3
H- Q864
D- 1064
C- AQ82

 

S- AKQ92
H- AK93
D- 72
C- 54

You are vulnerable, and you reach a contract of 4 H- with no opposition bidding.

The lead is the D-A.

You ruff the third diamond.

How do you continue?

Try it, before reading the solution that appears after the next hand.

 


3.    OKB     IMP's     Week 10     Board 431  


S- 95
H- Q9
D- Q10965
C- AKQ3

 

S- AKQJ73
H- AK6
D- - -
C- 10752

NORTH
jimbreih

1 D-
2 C-
3 D-
4 S-
Pass
SOUTH
sweetie

1 S-
2 H-*
4 C-
6 S-

I was a kibitzer, and I was rather surprised that making 6, when a grand was cold, still yielded a plus - plus 4.74 IMPs to be exact. I browsed the other results out of curiosity.

Read on for some exciting, hair-raising, unusual, and unique auctions....

hand
rotated

N, N-S

NORTH
S- 95
H- Q9
D- Q10965
C- AKQ3
 
WEST
S- 82
H- J108542
D- 72
C- 964
  EAST
S- 1064
H- 73
D- AKJ843
C- J8
  SOUTH
S- AKQJ73
H- AK6
D- - -
C- 10752
 
NORTH
alix

1 D-
Pass
Pass
EAST
kellya

Pass
Pass
Pass
SOUTH
saussure

1 S-
4 S-

WEST
hq7

3 H-
Pass

An adventurous 3H at this vulnerability by hq7.

Making 7, for -7.56 IMPs.

hand
rotated

N, N-S

NORTH
S- 95
H- Q9
D- Q10965
C- AKQ3
 
WEST
S- 82
H- J108542
D- 72
C- 964
  EAST
S- 1064
H- 73
D- AKJ843
C- J8
  SOUTH
S- AKQJ73
H- AK6
D- - -
C- 10752
 
NORTH
toes

Pass
Pass
EAST
patbec

Pass
Pass
SOUTH
spott

4 S-

WEST
daw

Pass

Short and sweet.

A very quick claim for 7-up, receiving -7.56 IMPs.

hand
rotated

N, N-S

NORTH
S- 95
H- Q9
D- Q10965
C- AKQ3
 
WEST
S- 82
H- J108542
D- 72
C- 964
  EAST
S- 1064
H- 73
D- AKJ843
C- J8
  SOUTH
S- AKQJ73
H- AK6
D- - -
C- 10752
 
NORTH
johannaus

1 D-
3 NT
5 D-
Pass
EAST
babyface

Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
SOUTH
ilko

1 S-
4 NT
6 NT

WEST
joeyb

Pass
Pass
Pass

babyface couldn't believe his luck when he was on lead against a NT slam holding the ace and king in the same suit.

Down 1, getting -15.07 IMPs.

hand
rotated

N, N-S

NORTH
S- 95
H- Q9
D- Q10965
C- AKQ3
 
WEST
S- 82
H- J108542
D- 72
C- 964
  EAST
S- 1064
H- 73
D- AKJ843
C- J8
  SOUTH
S- AKQJ73
H- AK6
D- - -
C- 10752
 
NORTH
Natebob

1 D-
3 C-
5 D-
5 NT
EAST
john

2 D-
Pass
Dbl
Pass
SOUTH
antbee

2 S-
4 NT
5 H-
Pass
WEST
klack

Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass

If you think babyface was lucky in the previous hand, john was doubly pleased - his partner was on lead against 5NT. The diamond duly arrived.

-1 again for -15.07 IMPs.

hand
rotated

N, N-S

NORTH
S- 95
H- Q9
D- Q10965
C- AKQ3
 
WEST
S- 82
H- J108542
D- 72
C- 964
  EAST
S- 1064
H- 73
D- AKJ843
C- J8
  SOUTH
S- AKQJ73
H- AK6
D- - -
C- 10752
 
NORTH
kyled

1 D-
2 C-
Pass
EAST
scotch

Pass
2 D-
Pass
SOUTH
tbay

1 S-
3 D-

WEST
fang

Pass
Pass

tbay is still explaining cue-bids....

3D went 1 down, for -15.07 IMPs.

hand
rotated

N, N-S

NORTH
S- 95
H- Q9
D- Q10965
C- AKQ3
 
WEST
S- 82
H- J108542
D- 72
C- 964
  EAST
S- 1064
H- 73
D- AKJ843
C- J8
  SOUTH
S- AKQJ73
H- AK6
D- - -
C- 10752
 
NORTH
au

1 D-
Pass
EAST
hp1

Pass
Pass
SOUTH
tanja

2 S-

WEST
caz

Pass

"Hey, pard. Do we weak jump shifts ?"

Making 7, for -12.55 IMPs.

For the record,



hand
rotated

W, N-S

NORTH
S- J3
H- Q864
D- 1064
C- AQ82
 
WEST
S- 87
H- J1072
D- AKJ5
C- 1097
  EAST
S- 10654
H- 5
D- Q983
C- KJ63
  SOUTH
S- AKQ92
H- AK93
D- 72
C- 54
 

 
Only 9 pairs made 4H! One made 4Hx.
Another 7 pairs made 3NT, three with an overtrick.
38 Pairs went down!!
7 Pairs stopped in the safe 2H contract.

Did  you  make it?

Solution:

Contract: 4 H- by South. Lead: D- A.

After ruffing the third diamond, the right play is the trump ace and then the H-9 to dummy's H-Q. You go down if you don't!

Now play off the S-J, then S-A. Ram the spades discarding clubs. West will probably ruff at some stage (my West ruffed the penultimate spade) and pierced a club. No heroics now. Win the C-A, and get to hand with a trump drawing West's last trump in the process.

Cash any spades that are left to be cashed, and the last trump in dummy is your 10th trick. You will lose the first two diamonds, and the high ruff by West. That is all.

What was intriguiging about this hand is that ratboy and I recieved a mammoth 9.64 IMPs for making it!!

 


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