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.