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An unlucky Grand Hand

PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:31 am
by Mike Tobias
From the YMCA tournament 15/07/13.

Middlehand played Grand Hand holding:
J. C,S,D
C. A
S. A
H. 10
D. 10,K,Q,7

and fell victim to terrible distribution. I held in Forehand:
C. K,Q.9,8,7
S. 10
H. K
D. A,9,8

My DA lead drew a smear of C10 from Hinterhand, (21pts) giving away declarer's singleton Ace, which was then drawn by my CK lead and duly trumped by HH (38). leaving declarer's H10 to eventually fall to A,K (63)

Would you have played Grand Hand?

Re: An unlucky Grand Hand

PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:12 pm
by Patrick Phair
I agree that Grand Hand is reasonable, and the actual distribution is very unlucky. However I would probably exchange since the chances of Schneider/Schwarz are greatly increased.

The skat must have contained two small cards in spades/hearts. On the actual distribution I would replace H10 with one of these and scrape home with the game.