The Farmers’ Almanac in 1978 claimed, “To err is human, but to really foul things up requires a computer.”
Also to split an infinitive?
Players who bid up must know how to play up, to make the maximum number of tricks. In today’s deal, South pushed into six spades. How should he have planned the play after West led the diamond 10 to declarer’s ace?
South’s two-diamond rebid was New Minor Forcing, showing at least game-invitational values and asking partner to describe his hand further. Three spades was game-forcing, promising a long suit. North liked his maximum with three aces, so control-bid four clubs. (With an unappealing hand, he would have settled for four spades.) South used Roman Key…