Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The grand slam that wasn't so grand
♦A which I ruffed. How do you like your contract? If nothing bad happens you have five spades two (or three) hearts and six clubs.
At trick two I led a low spade to the dummy and LHO showed out! Yes, there was a 5-0 trump break.
Here are all four hands (approximately):
The good news is that even 6♠ doesn't make. In fact, at the other table they were only in the small slam. I'm not sure how the play went, but they guy messed around and also went down 100 for a push board! Notice that I can handle a 4-1 trump break as long as nothing else bad happens. In poker they would call this a bad beat!
Sometimes a grand isn't so grand.