Another deal from the MCBA Swiss Teams.
What would you open with the East hand at favourable vulnerability?
With his extreme distribution Barry Myers deemed the hand worth five clubs.
This gave South a close decision, he chose to bid five spades.
North felt that his hand was a raise to six spades, despite the club king jack holding probably being useless.
Looking at the North and South hands this seems to be a reasonable, if not great, slam to be in.
However, East was able to produce a Lightner double for an unusual lead. This convention is fairly well known, but occasions for its use are rare.
Rodney Lighton, sitting West, was not hard pushed to find the heart lead, Barry trumped it and cashed the club ace for one down.