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Contract Bridge
By Culbertson
(Copyright, 1951, by Ely Culbertson.)
It is a remarkable fact that some
bids, based on sheer audacity rather
than honest values, have a better
chance to succeed against experts
than against average players! Take
the following case for example.
South dealer. North-South vul
nerable.
NORTH.
A 42
S? 10 7 5
0 63
A AKJ983
WEST. EAST.
AAQJ965 A K 10 8
6 3 S?94
0 7 5 0 10 9 8 4
A 10 65 A Q 742
SOUTH.
A 73
V AKQJ82
0 A K Q J 2
A —
This way the (very remarkable)!
bidding:
South. West. North. East.
2 hearts 2 spades 3 clubs 3 spades
7 hearts (!) 7 spades Pass Pass
Double Pass Pass Pass
Beyond doubt, most readers will
conclude that South was "nuts” to
bid seven hearts, holding not mere
ly one but two losers in the ad
versely-bid spade suit. This con
clusion, however, would be un-1
realistic. South was entirely sane—,
and a master strategist.
South knew his opponents. He
knew that a non-vulnerable pair
cannot tamely submit to the mere
possibility that vulnerable opponents
are going to carry off a grand slam.
Nine times in ten, if they have
found a fitting, higher-ranking suit,
they will “save” as a simple in
surance policy. They cannot know
whether the grand-slam bidder is
“honest” or “dishonest,” and there
after they usually choose that course
which will be far less expensive if
it goes wrong. In any case. South’s
estimate of the situation was borne
out: West did fear that South was
void of spades, and so he sacrificed.
North opened the king of clubs,
and South played the deuce of
hearts. North thought for a long
time, obviously afraid to continue
with clubs, because if South’s
seven-bid had been honest, he could
hardly have a spade in his hand
After long consideration, however,
North decided to lay down the club
ace. When South played the dia
• mond deuce on this trick, it became
evident that he could not want a
shift to either red suit, and North
therefore led a third round of clubs.
South ruffed and collected two dia
monds an dtwo heart tricks. Thus,
the seven-spade “sacrifice” went
down seven tricks, 1.300 points.
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