#8: Did Barry Crane Misdefend This Hand?
At a Sacramento Regional, this was the last hand I ever played
against the undisputed king of the
match-point players, who was
sitting west and partnered by a top player from Denver. South,
misinterpreting partner's bid by failing
to appreciate that he would have splintered over west's
4-card spade holding, placed
the contract in the wrong strain.
The opening lead was the ♦
queen. Plan the play.