7-26-21 OE Monday Hand #1 3rd seat call

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7-26-21 OE Monday Hand #1 3rd seat call

Unread post by Dlan » Wed Jul 28, 2021 7:44 pm

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Unread post by Richardb02 » Wed Jul 28, 2021 8:26 pm

I would order R1S3, with this hand.

Using BPS it adds up to 3.00 BPS points vs. a 2.75 minimum. That is 3 trumps, LK9, a Singleton Next Ace and a Void, against a Td Up Card, with an additional factor, you have zero defense against a Reverse Next order.

The order was powerful enough to overcome S1 abusing the “OE Lesson, principle”, “It is mandatory to lead a trump to Partner’s S3 order.” The principle continues, paraphrased, “leading an Ace communicates to S3 that you are void in trumps, so S3, play accordingly.

This hand also instructively illustrates that the Ad was eventually wasted. S1 would have enjoyed the benefit of drawing trumps by leading the Ad (Trump). Nothing was gained by not leading the Ad.

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