What would you open the hand below first in hand not vulnerable against vulnerable playing a knock-out teams match?
Having made your mind up look at the full deal below.
Jason Hackett opened three spades, the North hand guessed to bid three notrumps, making all the tricks. In the other room West opened two spades and North doubled. When South bid three hearts, showing values since he didn't bid two notrump lebensohl, North checked for key cards and bid the grand slam. Aggressive bidding gained 16 IMPs for Jason's team. Jason said afterwards that he would only make such a bold pre-empt first or third in hand and at this vulnerability.