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risking the contract for an extra 20 points at IMPs

#1 User is offline   manudude03 

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Posted 2021-August-17, 12:52

This came from a challenge a star IMPs match



If you were going to go for the heart finesse for the overtrick, surely they should cash spades first throwing the clubs before committing to it.

edit: I suppose the bidding limited me to 11 total points (I know they're in a 2/1 auction, but why...) but the actual line taken still seems mad to me.
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Posted 2021-August-17, 15:23

I've given up on saying it must have been due to weird simulations. I don't think that argument holds water anymore :(
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Posted 2021-August-17, 20:49

Fine play by GIB. It follows the well known bridge axiom by world bridge master Ben Franklin, "Don't put off until tomorrow what you can do today."
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Posted 2021-August-18, 16:04

The line of play is bizarre, but the line of bidding even more so.
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