While we are in Monaco at the Mexican restaurant, our friend Claudio Longa puts the fork down and starts writing cards on the placemat, telling me: «Could you please explain me about a 4 you made? I was watching you on BBO Vugraph during a match of French Division Nationale 1. You were holding AKJxx, J10xx…»
In effect that was a very interesting board.
2 = 4+
2SA = Relais
3 = 5431 or 5413 min.
So I found myself into this 4.
West lead the A, East discarding the J.
West then cashed the K, East discarding the 3.
West returned a Diamond.
Ruffing with a low card is inadmissible: according to the bidding (West’s double on 2) and to East’s discards (J and then the 3) the overruff is almost a certainty. So I ruff with the Q, East discarding Hearts.
This is the situation now:
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