Too hard for me, continued

May 29, 2009 at 7:09 am Leave a comment

The question was, how to play 6NT by West on the jack of spades lead. The terrible transportation issues mean that all the good things that could happen to you, just aren’t going to.

Board 3
Dealer South
EW Vul

NORTH

sJ10952
h11095
d1653
c97

WEST

sAQ876
h187
d1J9
cA862

EAST

sK4
h1AQJ63
d1AQ72
cKJ

SOUTH

s3
h1K42
d1K1084
cQ10543

I decided to go for winning in dummy and playing another spade straight away – even one discard from RHO could be painful for him, with a bit of luck. Hooked the heart, it won, and of course that didn’t make me feel good. I almost felt more like the heart finesse was failing than if it had just failed. (Sorry, it’s 7.30 in the morning, I’m making as much sense as I can.) Diamond off the board, RHO won and exited a diamond. And? And you just don’t quite have any recourse now. RHO’s assets remain remarkably resilient, even though he has too many of them. That’s how bad your communication problems are…

In the other room, 3NT, and so a big swing out in a match we lost by a little.

On Monday, a sensational story about selection by selector that will have Peter Gill apologising to us for ever thinking of the idea!

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Entry filed under: Cayne matches.

Too hard for me. Still on Planet Cayne and a lot rides on this lead.

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