Aggressive bidding again

Discussion of hands from past BSkA tournaments (or other events) and how they were bid and played. Skat problems. General discussion of strategy and tactics.

Aggressive bidding again

Postby John McLeod » Fri Mar 18, 2016 6:49 pm

London, 27 Feb, session 1, hand 9. In Hinterhand you hold
J: C
H: TK8
D: Q
Do you bid, and if so how high?
I bid up to 20 and stopped, wanting hearts as an option. This allowed Mittelhand to make a lucky Null Ouvert.
Alban bought the contract for 20, picked up S7 and DA, and quite reasonably played in spades.
Patrick carried on to 22, which Mittelhand passed, and made a Grand.

I like the Grand bid - I might have done it myself had I been feeling a bit brave - but it does depend on finding that ace. I wonder what was Patrick's intention when he bid 22.
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Re: Aggressive bidding again

Postby Mike Tobias » Sun Mar 20, 2016 9:06 pm

I'd definitely bid 20, possibly 22, but I don't think I'd go higher.

Could you post the full hands please; going from the scoresheet it seems to have been me who benefitted from the 'lucky null ouvert', but I can't find the spreadsheet with the hands.
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