I'm trying to get more home games going, getting friends together from the chicago area and playing for a few hours on a weekend afternoon. Hopefully we can end up doing it as regularly as once a month (or more). I see it as a great way to work on one's game--we are all pretty serious players and it takes a lot of focus to keep up. To me it is much more useful practice than a club game where many of your mistakes go unpunished...and it's far more enjoyable. We just played this past Sunday and this hand came up--
I forget the colors, but we were playing imps and at our table the auction went 1 Spade by west, 2 Diamonds by North, pass, 3 Notrump by South (me). Here are the north-south hands:
the opening lead of a small heart went around to my ten. I played the king of diamonds, west pitching a spade. fortunately, things were still under control--there are 9 easy tricks by knocking out the two club honors, which i did and basically claimed the game. With every IMP being important (or suppose you are playing matchpoints), though, what is the real correct way to play this contract for all your tricks? I'll send out another post later with the rest of the hands and my opinions.
Mighty deuce-four strikes again
3 months ago