I have so many stories, but so little time. Last week has been very busy, preparations for the Dombo tournament. Lots of planning for a big job in a pharmacy this weekend. My review of Spiderman 3. Hans and Carolien getting married. Boy, I need a vacation after this hectic week. But I’ll document it all, promise.
I’ll start with a 3NT by Hoek last Tuesday, against me and René. A fat zero for us.
Hoek (South) chose to play 3NT after his partner Nira had shown an invitational hand with three card support.
Okay, the brilliant defence is leading the Queen of . But we wouldn’t be playing 2nd division if we could think up a lead like that on the right moment. René led a .
Hoek took it in hand and played a to the Jack for my Queen. I switched a low for René’s Queen. René estimated Hoek’s hand to be a little heavier than this shallow thirteen count and cashed both his minor suit Aces before giving back the lead to Hoek in . Hoek now cashed his Jack and crossed to dummy with his last , leading to this position:
First the King of and then the thirteenth hit the table. It brutally squeezed René out of his guard and a succesfull finesse in gave Hoek nine tricks. With the magic 8 in the last trick. Chapeau!