Seven Notrump

In which some people who play bridge blog about it.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Runaway bidding

♠ Pass♥ Pass
3NTPass♣ Pass
4NTPass♥ Pass

Last night Marya and Kathy went for a wild ride. Holding 20 points, balanced distribution, and four spade honors, Marya opened the bidding and then jumped, having determined that, with Kathy's heart support, a no-trump game was in order. But, especially given her unbalanced shape, Kathy took the jump as artificially forcing and asking for a new suit, which she named. Marya, more determined than ever to brake the bidding in no-trump, rebid 4 -- but 4NT is the cue for Blackwood, and Kathy dutifully counted her aces. A 5NT response from Marya would have continued the Blackwood and the fugitive auction, so she leapt to 6NT and heroically brought the auction to an end with a resounding slam! After that, scoring 12 tricks was easy. Would you have bid it differently?


Post a Comment

<< collapse