Here's a hand recently sent from Dee Berry, an expert player, teacher and writer from Washington.
Dee writes: "My RHO opened one heart (not someone who has ever psyched against me!)
and I held:
A double, perforce, was the only forcing bid I could make. Partner made a nice jump to 4♠ holding:
I Blackwooded and
upon learning he held ♦K (as well as ♠A) I bid 7 spades.
time in my whole life I bid a grand slam after the opponent opened the
bidding! (My RHO held: ♠x ♥Q10xxx ♦QJ10x ♣KQJ.)"
Great story Dee! Feel free to send me your interesting bridge stories, hands or questions.
Update from Dee: "In truth my hand was even bigger than the one I erroneously sent you. It included the heart K---which meant a very easy pitch. "
Thanks Dee. So now the mystery is solved. How did she make it? Where was the ♥K? Did she make it on a red-suit squeeze as suggested by some sharp-eyed readers?
See you at the table!