Sunday, June 13, 2010

Tip of the day: Be Aware of Partner's Problems

If the bidding and early plays might be misleading to partner, do what
you can to help him defend properly. A good example came up today. You
hold KQx, xxxx, xxx, Qxx. 3rd seat favorable vulnerability you open 1S
and the auction proceeds X-3S-4H-all pass. Dummy has Axx in spades and
a scattered 16. Your SK holds trick one and partner encourages. Do not
continue with the queen. Continue with a low spade so partner will not
have to guard spades. Not only does he have more minor suit cards to
protect, but he will never get the count in spades right.

1 comment:

  1. Helping partner on this hand may be wasted because, he may never play with you again after that opening bid.