Forming a picture



OKB, MP's, Week 32, Board 410



This hand was played with sweetie and abby as North and South respectively. They were particularly proud of this hand. Witness:

Dealer was East, and Both were vul.

1 was opened on abby's right. "Double" with:


West bids 2 and surprise, surprise, pard (sweetie) bids 2. This is a "free" bid (and thus promises "something") and East now emphasizes his suit with a 3 bid. Interesting auction thus far... West made a forcing 2 bid and pard had "something" and East is showing extras, since a pass would be a minimum opener. Abby passed at this stage, showing a minimum double.

A picture was forming, yes...




The auction gets more interesting now when West bids 3, presumably asking for a stop for NT. In any case, it is forcing. Sweetie doubles this!!! Wow. Sweetie has shown "something" with her 2 bid, but now has reasonable spades. Yes... has to be.

The picture is taking more shape...





East now bids 4 ! Wow. They have a double fit. Hmmm, how many clubs does sweetie have? We are both vul, and it is pretty certain that they have a game on in one of their suits... stiff diamond here, and short clubs there, and sweetie has "reasonable" spades and "something".

Abby works out that 4 must be a good save. She bids it. And a quick double from her LHO. Pass, Pass, Pass.

The picture is looking good.





"luck, pd" says abby.
"typ!" exclaims sweetie. For the full hands were:

      sweetie
KJ432
J983
1073
2
 
WEST
765
A76
J9
KQ1043
EAST
Q
54
AKQ6542
AJ6
        abby
A1098
KQ102
8
9875
 

Sweetie lost a heart, club and a diamond trick, making.

A great hand, girls, when the opps were cold for a slam in either minor!

Well bid, well played, and a well-deserved 100% of the spoils.


The picture is great!!


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