Playing Bridge in Norway

The European Championships are being played above the Artic Circle in Norway this year so I could not resist visiting the land of my ancestors and playing some bridge. I recommend watching them on vugraph at BBO. You also might look at some of the fun video bridge tips from the championships at http://eurobridge.org/repository/competitions/15Tromso/microsite/Videos.htm

Also try reading some of the daily bulletins at http://eurobridge.org/repository/competitions/15Tromso/microsite/Bulletins.htm

ViennaCoupEWHere is a play problem I had at the table in the Mixed Pairs. How do you make 13 tricks in notrump on the lead of the J from North who only knew that dummy had five or more hearts to one honor and three controls after our precision auction.

Clearly if spades break 3-3 you are home but if they do not should you play for the finesse in hearts or the squeeze: one hand with four spades and the K?  You can play off all but one minor suit winner before deciding.

ViennaCoupAt the table I played for the Vienna Coup by cashing the A at trick two, but I think  I was being flashy and it was not necessarily the best odds. I would love some opinions.

If you click on the hand it will take you to the analysis in the daily bulletin which includes a picture of me.

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