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Micro NT hand

Playing at the Bridge Center of Austin's common game last week on Friday, both vulnerable, 2nd seat, I picked up K43, KJ7, 752 and J953. Nancy and I were playing 8-12 1NT natural, denying a 4+ card major. So I opened 1NT. (The ACBL General Convention Chart bans conventions in response to this opening. So we play the responses 2 3+ forcing, 2 3+ forcing, 2M 5+M not forcing,  2N invitational to 3N, 3 of a suit natural, 5+cards in the suit and invitational strength.) Nancy chose 3 on AQT986, 96, Q843 and 6. When the dust settled, we made 8 tricks.

The opponents were shut out and missed their heart game which with East on lead requires a club lead, declarer trying a first round heart finesse and a club continuation to beat when declared in the North.

The full deal:

Nancy
AQ10986
96
Q843
6
North
J75
AQ102
K96
Q72
Sam
K43
KJ7
752
J953
South
2
8543
AJ10
AK1084
D

 

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