The 12 Habits of Highly Effective Bidders (November 2007)
7. They strive to be sensible, not brilliant. (Part 4)
In every bridge session, there seem to be a few deals where you’re faced with the dilemma of whether to settle for a middle-of-the-road action or go for a riskier, higher-scoring contract. The choice isn’t always between an overbid and an underbid. More often, it involves some intelligent guesswork about partner’s hand and the likely success of the more aggressive approach.
Two stories to tell