How high would you bid?

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
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How high would you bid?

Post by John McLeod » Mon Jul 30, 2012 1:19 pm

Here is another hand from the 15th July tournament. You are Mittelhand and you hold:

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J: C H D
C: 10
S: 10 K 8
H: Q
D: A K
Vorhand says yes to 18, 20 and 22. Do you pass or bid higher?
If you go on, Vorhand will say yes to 23 and pass 24. What now? Do you play spades hand, or pick up the skat in the hope that this will turn into a grand?

Patrick Phair
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Re: How high would you bid?

Post by Patrick Phair » Mon Jul 30, 2012 5:27 pm


I think I would have passed when you did, although that wasn't best at the table. Both spades hand and Grand strike me as too speculative.


Mike Tobias
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Re: How high would you bid?

Post by Mike Tobias » Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:49 am

Sorry, I seem to have missed this one completely.

I think I'd bid on, it looks too good to pass.

At 24, I'd probably play Spades Hand. It doesn't quite meet Wergin's requirements but it's very close despite the singleton 10.

Next question: would I bid on beyond 33 and commit to Grand? It would probably would depend on my mood at the time, but I think on balance, yes.

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