John's greatest bridge lesson for me was about "strategy and tactics" - a subject seldom, if ever, addressed .
I've lived by the Hopper Rules for more years than I care to mention .
I played with John many times, and he never touched the wrong card - what a pleasure !
knowing partner can cover my heart losers, I opt for a gamble of 4S hoping for an Ace or a couple of spades. Spades needs to be trumps, as will be difficult to keep control in a 4-4 fit. AT pairs , maybe 3 S