• eBulletins

A Lightner Double

Posted by Maurice Ripley on Monday, 24 October 2016 at 20:11

Match 4, board 12


The bidding at our table went

Forewarned by the Lightner Double (and heeding instructions!) partner duely lead J, ducked; 10 overtaken by Q and I returned 10 which held. 2 was also ducked, taken by North and the A claimed declarer's K.  After a further 3 heart tricks partner led his last spade to pin the K.  The result of a not-unreasonable bid was 7 off, -1700 for declarer, compared to making nine tricks on the more normal non spade lead.