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45 - January 2024

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WHEN PLAYING MATCHPOINT PAIRS, WE DON’T ALWAYS PUT OUR SEATBELT ON!

When a declarer thinks about the line of play he wants to follow, he does not take the “risk” factor into account in the same way when he is playing IMPs or matchpoints.

The following deal, where you play 4 Spades by West, is a perfect illustration.
The auction:

WNES
3♠Pass4♠

North leads the King of Clubs.

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Robert Eskinazi

“Première série” in the FFB rankings and assistant lecturer in Lyon, Robert Eskinazi is the manager of the MVI Club bridge school in Villeurbanne. After graduating from a business school, he devoted more time to his childhood passion: bridge. Today he is best known for writing the book collection “Passeport pour le bridge” (Passport To Bridge) and the bestseller “Le tournoi par paires” (Pairs Tournament).

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