[BLML] Black (logic) wood [SEC=UNOFFICIAL]

richard.hills at immi.gov.au richard.hills at immi.gov.au
Tue Sep 11 08:13:26 CEST 2012

Eric Landau, March 2005:

>"Bridge logic alone" tells me that one should never
>bid Blackwood knowing so little about partner's
>hand that one cannot predict partner's response to
>within three key cards.

Richard Hills, March 2005:

In the 1971 Bermuda Bowl, keycard Blackwood had
not yet been invented, so participants used old-
fashioned Blackwood, in which a 5C response
showed zero or four aces. "Bridge logic alone" told a
French pair that the theoretically ambiguous 5C
response could never cause a real-life problem.

That French pair freely bid to 7H after using old-
fashioned Blackwood. Alas, 7H was doubled when
all four aces were offside.

And the French team was good enough to win the
Silver Medal that year.


Best wishes,

Richard Hills
DIAC Social Club movies coordinator

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