[BLML] For the love of Benji [SEC=UNOFFICIAL]

Thomas Dehn blml at arcor.de
Tue Nov 9 18:36:45 CET 2010


Alain Gottcheiner <agot at ulb.ac.be> wrote:
> Le 9/11/2010 5:40, richard.hills at immi.gov.au a écrit :
> >
> > Imps
> > Dlr: North
> > Vul: North-South
> >
> > The Aussie Acol bidding went:
> >
> > WEST            NORTH           EAST            SOUTH
> > Dorothy Jesner                  Richard Hills
> > ---             1S              Pass            1NT
> > Pass            Pass            Pass
> >
> > Dummy
> > KQT42
> > K
> > AT6
> > QJ94
> >
> > Declarer
> > A7
> > 7653
> > 9873
> > AT8
> >
> > Dorothy led the nine of spades to dummy's deuce, my five and
> > declarer's ace.  At that point declarer asked me about the
> > systemic meaning of the nine of spades.  I replied that Dorothy
> > was promising the ten of spades but denying any higher honour.
> >
> > So at this point all four players know that Dorothy's opening
> > lead was a false card.
> >
> > At trick two declarer led the seven of spades, and the trey
> > appeared from Dorothy.  Declarer now had to decide whether
> > Dorothy's opening lead was a falsecard from:
> >
> > (a) 9863 (systemic opening lead eight of spades), or
> > (b) 973 (systemic opening lead seven of spades), or
> > (c) J983 (systemic opening lead trey of spades).
> What about 9x ? Is there any reason to imagine anything else ?

Makes me wonder what Richard leads from
a SINGLETON 9 against NT.

I am inclined to rule MI ;-).


Thomas


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