11-05-21 OE Friday - Partners?

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11-05-21 OE Friday - Partners?

Unread post by Dlan » Sat Nov 06, 2021 6:31 pm

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Unread post by Tbolt65 » Sat Nov 06, 2021 6:52 pm

The play by sest 1 is fine. However sest 3 not leading trump back with all those aces is egregious. With that being said, II believe seat 3 was thinking seat 1 was donating since the score wad 8 to 2. That's the only line of play that makes sense and I believe is the case here unless seat 3 wants to feed up if it was or not.

Anyways its an easy mistake to make at that score. They make point but if trump is lead they get them all.


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Unread post by Richardb02 » Sat Nov 06, 2021 7:20 pm

I disagree with the Td lead by S1. My general reasoning is that S1 has power in trump. Play the Jc to draw trump. S1 has an almost certain 2nd trick and counts on partner for 1. Fishing on the 2nd trick is more beneficial than the 1st trick, since pulling trumps reduces the opportunity for the opponents to trump a trick. Possibly drawing trump from 2 opponents is twice as powerful as drawing a trump from partner.

Communicating power to S3 is an additional benefit. S3 can safely assume S1 has power such as 3 trump, 2 trump +A or Right + 2 A. (Obviously, S1 can’t have 2 off suit aces in this hand).

Communicating power with the Jc also eliminates the possibility of S1 donating.

I see 3 reasons for leading the Jc, in general. Specifically, with this hand, being up 8-2, there is even a 4th reason.

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