10. The trouble with double

East Deals
NS Vul

K Q 8 7 6 3

A K 10 6 5 2

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5

5

Q 9 7 3

Q 10 8 5 4   

J 6 3

10 2

8 4 

A K 9 7 3 2

Q 9 8

 

A J 9 4

J

J 6

A K 10 7 4 2 


At the Year End Congress some years back, I played with Zeb and this was our hand of the match. East opened a weak 2, Zeb overcalled 3♣. West leapt to 5, I bid 5♠, which Zeb raised to 6♠. West now bid 7. I, of course, bid 7♠ since Zeb must have the two black aces to bid 6♠. East doubled ho ho. Not surprisingly, + 2470 was a complete top.


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