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50 - JUNE 2024

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Misdefend this Hand with Me – June 2024

Based on his bestselling trilogy of books, Misplay These Hands with Me, Misdefend These Hands with Me and Misbid These Hands with Me, Mark Horton shows you how to avoid misplaying, misdefending and misbidding hands.

A Switch in Time

During a long knockout match I pick up this modest hand as South:

Dealer East. E/W Vul.

♠ QJ976
 QJ42
 Q75
♣ 4

East opens 1♣ (which could be based on a two-card suit) and I (perhaps unwisely) overcall 1♠. When West makes a negative Double my partner bids 2♠ which promises a high Spade honour. When East rebids 6♣ everyone is short of breath, giving us this dramatic auction:

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Mark Horton, Chief Editor to the WBF and EBL is a prolific writer, his many books including award winning collaborations with Sabine Auken, Eric Kokish and Eric Rodwell.

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