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.
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John McLeod
Joined:Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:26 pm
Aggressive bidding again

Post by 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.

Mike Tobias
Joined:Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:49 am
Location:Kent, UK

Re: Aggressive bidding again

Post by 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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