Variations on a Level
Everyone is familiar with the expression ‘The five-level belongs to the opponents’ the BOLS bridge tip of Ed Manfield (frequently wrongly attributed). Can anyone come up with something similar for the six-level?
This deal is from the third session of the semi-finals:
When South led the 6 declarer could establish dummy’s clubs and get rid of two spades, +1540.
The phantom delivered 14 IMPs.
In the Rosenblum 6 doubled was played four times – everyone recording +1540.
It happened only once in the Women and Seniors.
6 undoubled was reached several times – and always made.
Should the advice be ‘always save at the six-level’.