Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

How Does He Go Back and Forth?

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

How Does He Go Back and Forth?

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Glenn Close said, "I love the chemistry that can be created on stage between the actors and the audience. It's molecular even, the energies that can go back and forth."

I like to sit in the front row of a theater to experience the chemistry between the actors.

In bridge, declarers need to concentrate on going back and forth between their hand and the board. How is that important in this deal? South is in four spades. How should he play after West leads the heart queen? As a secondary issue, what was West's better opening lead?

In the auction, East was tempted to intervene with two no-trump to show at least 5-5 in the minors, but the vulnerability was unfavorable, his hand was not that good, and the opponents owned the spade suit. (Note that five diamonds doubled costs 800 if South gets a club ruff. …

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