To open or to pass?
So I’ll try to say it well.
Bob Munson runs the Men’s bridge game, which meets one Monday a month. Non-sanctioned game, 8 men playing an individual movement. Sometimes in Bob’s house, sometimes somewhere else.
The game is pretty high caliber–I was a sub for 4 years before I made the cut and got my varsity letter. We play 4 boards with everyone, so sometimes the partnerships are longstanding like Bob and Danny or me and Mike, sometimes we are playing with a guy we rarely or never play with. Considerable table talk is permitted to discuss systems, but the play and defense are serious as a heart attack.
Last Monday I had a hand I’m still musing about–let’s see what you think. I held, second seat, red vs white:
13 points. I’ve been told since the first day I learned bridge to open 13 point hands. Micky says I should open any 12 with a K. Nancy Boyd want to open all 11’s.
So I held my nose and opened 1C, but I didn’t like it. 50 years ago Charles Goren said to subtract one for no Aces, but maybe he’d add one for the doubleton.
We discussed the hand afterwards, and Mr. Dr. Michlmayr, who regularly opens on air and hope, said he would pass it.
So what do you think? Open or pass? Leave a comment, I think this hand is interesting.
Oh yeah, I can breathe a bit now. Still coughing a little, still don’t have much of a voice, but decidedly better. Thanks for all the suggestions on how to get better–I’m sticking with Thera-Flu and bourbon.