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By In 16th World Bridge Series On 24th August 2022

When flying everyone likes to get an upgrade every now and then. At the bridge table it can be important to appreciate when your hand is stronger than it appears. Here’s an example from the opening session of the day:

Declarer had no trouble taking 11 tricks, +200.

The West hand rates 18.55 on the K&R Hand Evaluator and 19-Kleinman points, so opening 1Quadri is clearly the best move.

Here those same tricks translated into 6 IMPs – more champagne flight-attendant!

About the Author

Mark Horton

Mark Horton British journalist and expert player, was Editor of Bridge Magazine 1995-2017 and now edits the online publication Bridgerama+. At one time, his business cards were inscribed: Have Cards will Travel, but following the death of his most famous sponsor, the Rabbi Leonard Helman, he has tended to concentrate on his writing exploits (in 2018 he had five books published!). Anyone wanting to discover how to lose at bridge on a regular basis (and pay for the privilege) should feel free to contact him. He currently lives in Shrewsbury with his wife Liz.