#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 4♠ bid by failing to
appreciate that he would have splintered over west's 2♦
with a 4-card spade holding, placed the contract in the wrong strain.
The opening lead was the ♦10, east contributing the queen. Plan the play.