What is the most high-card points that you've ever held and not taken a bid at bridge? I think I set a personal record with this one.
I was playing online bridge with Notzia (real name is David) on Wednesday (7/9/2008) on OKbridge. On the fourth deal, it went 1♦ by my left-hand opponent, Pass, Pass to me. I held:
♠A ♥K J 4 ♦A K 10 6 4 2 ♣A K 7.
Yes, friends, that's 22 high-card points. You could probably add something for the long suit, but I'm not sure that's a good idea when your left-hand opponent just bid it. I'm still don't know that it was the best thing to do, but I passed.
Notzia was probably happy I passed. He held:
♠J 7 4 ♥9 6 5 3 ♦8 ♣J 8 6 4 2.
The 1♦ contract went down three for plus 300 for us, and a gain of 7.32 IMPs. There were more different contracts than Ben & Jerry have flavors of ice cream. Many players were in 3NT, 4♥ and 5♦ our direction. One pair played 6♥ down 1400.
You can see how they got so high and what others did by clicking here.