Immediately after Remco’s visit René dropped by. He changed seats with Remco at Quick Tricks. It’s such a treat to have Dutch players sit across *no offense to my partners here, by the way*. Of course we’re not allowed to play any of our Viking stuff on a regular club night, so we settle for a weak NT and some other shenanigans.
René opens 1 and to my surprise he raises my 2 call to 3. I switch on the nitrogen powered overdrive and finally we end up in 6. So where are the shenanigans?
This was the full deal:
René’s support consisted of just Queen – 7. But boy, was that a well timed moment for support! I don’t know whether I would have the guts to venture there, but I do agree with two of his arguments: North’s hand screams for a trump contract. And the auction gets a lot more inflexible if North would introduce on the three-level. Which would then probably gravitate towards some arduous NT contract.
It was easy to ruff a in dummy, draw trumps and pitch my remaining loser on the King for thirteen. That +1390 stuck out like a white unicorn in a field full of cattle (+690’s).