Last night at Star. Hoek and I are on a steady +20 imp per match. Not bad, but looking at the mistakes and several “Sorry, we have no agreements yet” it could have been so much better.
1. Unbalanced, 4+
3. I have all controls, how about trumps?
No Ace asking, just thoughtfull and clear bidding. Sometimes I wonder about those Viking tools I spent so much time with developing and memorizing.
But we dug up more than just gold. Here’s a fine example of misunderstood dirt.
Hoek (North) opened 1 and jumped to 4 when I responded 1. I had extras, the King of is certainly worth a lot, but I was afraid of more than one loser so I put a reluctant pass on the table. Thirteen tricks later Hoek and I had a small discussion.
A jump to 4 shows a solid suit with (at least) four , so that one is not possible. A direct jump to game shows a weakish hand with at least ten red cards. But you have way too much strength and first controls for that. So a slam invitational splinter remains. I guess we would have bid slam then.