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Trials Finals: A beautifully played hand by Bathurst
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First a bidding problem. Your RHO opens a Precision 2 (short diamond either 4414, 4405, or 43 in the majors 15). What action if any do you take with this hand?

Do you and your partner have agreements about what bids mean? Double? Notrump? I actually used to play 3 was Michaels here but it never came up, so we scrapped it.

 

Bathurst
AKJ106
Q43
KQ9
AJ
W
N
E
S
P
P
2
?

Kevin Bathurst chose Double and below is how the auction continued.

Plan the play. Click next to see the first trick (club lead)

 

West
Lall
85
K862
A842
982
East
Bathurst
AKJ106
Q43
KQ9
AJ
W
N
E
S
P
P
2
X
3
3
P
3NT
P
P
P
D
20
3NT South
NS: 0 EW: 0
4
9
Q
1

Watch Kevin bring this one home

Demuy
92
J10
J10765
10654
Lall
85
K862
A842
982
Kranyak
Q743
A975
3
KQ73
Bathurst
AKJ106
Q43
KQ9
AJ
W
N
E
S
P
P
2
X
3
3
P
3NT
P
P
P
D
20
3NT South
NS: 0 EW: 0
4
9
Q
A
3
1
0
4
10
K
A
2
1
1
K
J
5
2
2
1
2
3
6
10
8
0
1
3
6
2
7
3
2
1
4
5
Q
J
6
3
2
4
Q
6
2
3
3
3
4
K
5
4
7
3
4
4
A
2
5
3
3
5
4
9
7
A
4
1
6
4
8
7
J
9
3
7
4
9 tricks claimed
N/S +600
11

Without the entries to finesse twice in spades he had to squeeze East out of one on those pesky spades. Very pretty.

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