Which suit? (Session 1, hand 10)

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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Patrick Phair
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Which suit? (Session 1, hand 10)

Post by Patrick Phair » Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:32 pm

This is hand 10 of session 1 in the tournament on February 22.

Usually a six-card trump suit is enough and a side ace is preferable to the trump ace, but I thought this hand was an exception.

Hinterhand is declarer and after picking up the skat holds
J C S H D
C 9
S A K 8
H K 9
D Q 9
Because of the extra multiplier and the higher base value a simple spade game outscores hearts with schneider.

Patrick

John McLeod
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Re: Which suit? (Session 1, hand 10)

Post by John McLeod » Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:14 pm

I think you are probably right. You might conceivably lose either game, but both are pretty safe. In my heart game I was lucky to make schneider.

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