Uneasy Feeling


2nd March– Board 20. Game All. Dealer West.
South would no doubt be worried at the prospect of defeating 4S on the hand shown below and might decide that it would be more prudent to bid on. Personally I would have tried 5C and been wrong – again!

North:
S Q J 10 8
H A 7 2
D J 7
C 9 8 7 6

West:
S 9 7 6 5 4
H K J 4 3
D A 6
C K Q

East:
S A K 3 2
H Q 10 9 8 5
D 5 2
C A J

South:
S none
H 6
D K Q 10 9 8 4 3
C 10 5 4 3 2


  West
 North
  East
  South
     1S
     No
    2NT
    3D?
     4S
     Dbl
    End
   


2NT is Jacoby of course and with his minimum type opening West would bid 4S, fast arrival, showing a hand not suitable for a slam. North must have wondered what was going on and thought Christmas had come early and poor South must have looked at his utterly defenceless hand and shuddered, Still it is right to pass and collect 200 as it happens although I just know I would have run to 5C and concede 200 the other way.

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