Imps seem to fly in from all directions but it did seem like hard work at the time. Well, not for me, as LotG only allowed me to play one hand in the session, but she had to work hard with some tricky hands. Naturally difficult hands are helpful as we are more likely to get them right and this was the source of our score.
A couple of interesting decisions:
Of course I probably should have used Stayman to try and escape earlier as it might be more difficult for them to penalise, but you are where you are so what do you do now? LotG and I play a simple system so bids are natural and redouble is to play. However, if she remembered, then she had the opportunity to redouble to say that she had a five-card suit and interest in running. But what would you do with your normal rescue mechanism?
Earlier in the evening the boot was on the other foot:
What seems right here? Again, LotG and I do not play Lebensohl so two notrumps is natural, but happy for people to answer in the context of their own agreements.
Winning the evening means that we still stand a chance of lifting the trophy, but will probably have to win the final two rounds.