The Peskiest of All ShapesFebruary 14, 2018
Greed is Good (Sometimes)!February 24, 2018
Too often we rely on high card points to gauge the best level for our contract. However, shape is much more important. If you have extreme shape, you can be confident about bidding to a high level, even if you don’t have pockets full of points. On this deal, Tina finds herself with a whopping 6-1-0-6 hand. She gets the chance to show both of her suits and lands in a good slam contract. She only has 14 high card points, you might object. How can she bid to six, without even asking for aces? The answer is that she has so few losers. She needs very little from partner to have a great shot at twelve tricks.