All at IMPs, short matches, weak opponents
LHO shows you her spade suit:
No one chose
There wasn't much consensus about the meanings of the bids; these are just my opinions.
| Kxxx |
| AJ |
Some took the spade hook now, but I think that can wait. The only downside to waiting is that we might go down two or three, but white, that's not a big deal.
Ed's line, also taken by the LOL at our table, is a heart to
the 10 now. I think that's best, particularly against weak
opposition. One key to this play is that you can recover
later if need be by cashing three rounds of diamonds ending
in dummy and if they don't break, take the spade hook. You
have no entry to the
The best play in the heart suit is a low heart to the Jack (LHO is pretty likely to have Kx or Qx with clubs 5-2) but that's not part of the best combination of plays available on the hand. Ed liked this play at matchpoints.
My teammate tried a heart to the 8, which didn't work
well this time, but when he cashed the
Most lines will work on the actual layout. The spade hook