#6: Starting the Day with Style
You hunt for the table assigned for your first match in a Reno Regional Swiss Teams in 1992; already seated there is a pair of young men that you have not seen before. The excitement commences on the very first board of the event.
The 2NT opening-bid is alerted and explained as
5-5 or better in the minors with
8-10 hcp. Your partner couldn't help wincing a bit as you trotted
out Old Black, for clearly he was not proud of his call. In the era
prior to bidding boxes, your right-hand opponent doubles the final
bid most vigorously.
The opening lead is the ♦8, and east contributes the deuce. Plan the play.