פורסם בתאריך 24/04/2012.
אנו שמחים לפרסם את הכתבה השלישית מתוך 5- בנושא "הערכת היד – יד טובה-יד גרועה" (המקור: mrbridge).
יד עם רצף מכובדים
הכתבה היא בשפת המקור=אנגלית. בהמשך אעלה את התרגום בעברית וכתבות נוספות. לקריאת הכתבה לחצו כאן
Good Hand, Bad Hand
Part 3 of 5
by Bernard Magee
Compare these two suits:
In spades you are likely to make only one trick: the opponents' ace should kill either the king or queen. However, in hearts you might make two tricks because half the time South will hold the ace and, with careful play, you can make both your king and queen. As long as you lead the suit from the East hand, South is helpless; he can duck the first round allowing your king to win, but then you return carefully to the East hand to lead hearts again: if he ducks again, your queen makes, but, if he rises with his ace, you can follow small. Admittedly you would make only one trick if North had the ace, but half the time you will make a second trick. I hope that this shows the importance of honours being together. Isolated honours are not desirable and you should downgrade your hand in consideration of this. Let's look at Hands C and D again because they show how honours together make a big difference.
In this layout with Hand C as West, the honours are working individually and therefore it is difficult to develop tricks during the play, so you would be glad to be in only 1NT.
In the layout with Hand D as West, the honours are all working together and, in the play, you could develop tricks in at least three of the suits, affording you an excellent chance of making 3NT.
Holding three or four isolated honours should persuade you to downgrade the hand into the category 'bad', rather than 'good'. If all of your honours are together with each other, then you should upgrade your hand to be 'good'.