Tenerife hands (4) - How do you score 1560?


This was board 6 from Denmark v Netherlands (Tenerife, Round 5)

                                  Q 9 7 6 5
                                  6 5 4 2
                                  5
                                  9 6 4

A J 4 3 2                                     10
K J                                              A 10 9 7
A 9 2                                           Q 8 6 4
K 5 2                                           A Q J 10

                                  K 8
                                  Q 8 3
                                  K J 10 7 3
                                  8 7 3
East dealer, EW vul

In the closed room the Danes made 3NT+1 for 630. In the open room, the Dutch didn't bid game :-))

West            North              East              South
Ramond       D.Schaltz        Maas             P.Schaltz
                                         1D                 pass
1S               pass               1NT               pass
2C               pass               2D                 dbl
redbl           all pass
2C was probably artificial, as well as 2D, and South thought it wouldn't cost to double -although I can't see what could be gained by such a double.

In any case, West was swift to redouble and the price tag was an unusual one, 1560 when East made 10 tricks. In fact, declarer played it safely -as cards lie, 11 tricks can be made; this would have been 1960!



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