[BLML] An incredible hand

Herman De Wael hermandw at skynet.be
Tue Dec 5 17:31:47 CET 2017

David Grabiner wrote:
> Opening either 1H or 1S is a psyche, as it is a gross distortion of
> strength.  Therefore,either one is legal but is subject to whatever
> rules apply to psyches.  I don't know the rules in Belgium, but in the
> ACBL, the rule would be that you cannot have an agreement on psyches,
> and the director will rule against you if you may have fielded the
> psyche (for example, responder fails to double the final contract when
> it should go down if opener has a real bid).

A real bid? What is more natural than, "I am certain of making six 
tricks in this suit, so I'm willing to risk bidding one".


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