May event, session 2, hand 3

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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nswedd
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May event, session 2, hand 3

Post by nswedd » Tue Jun 25, 2013 12:35 pm

In our May event, session 2, hand 3, all four Middlehands won the bidding for 22 or less, picked up the Skat, and held
J: C
C: A T K Q 9 8 7
S: A 7
H: 7
D: T

Three of them chose Null Ouvert, which is cold, for 46 points. One chose Clubs, and made Schneider for 36 points. It is easy to get carried away by a seven-card suit and think of it as "lots of winners", forgetting that it may be more profitable to treat it as "lots of losers".

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