MOYSIAN FIT

Mr. Alphonse Moyse Jr. advocated the opening of a 4-card Major suit, and supporting the rebid of his partner with only 3-card support. He also believed this to be the case even after the opponents have entered the bidding auction. A good example of the Moysian Fit is below.

Q107
AK54
Q73
K84
965
J963
KJ9
972
A82
10872
A10865
5
KJ43
Q
42
AQJ1063
 
North East Moyse West
1 1 1 2
2 Pass 4 Pass
Pass Pass    

Mr. Alphonse Moyse Jr. was also convinced that there was no significance attached to the vulnerability or position at the table. As the viewer can surmise from the cards in the example above, a contract of 5 Clubs does not make. However, with inference from the auction, the contract of 4 Spades can be made.

West leads the King of Diamonds. which holds. West leads another Diamond after East signals to continue. The defense takes the first 2 Diamond tricks, and East returns a Diamond. South ruffs in his hand, and leads a trump to the 10 of Spades in Dummy. South returns a trump to his King. East holds up twice. South then attacks the Clubs. West follows suit three times, and East discards since there is no advantage to be gained by trumping.

South leads another Club and West ruffs, and South overruffs in Dummy. South then leads a Heart to his Queen, and continues by leading a Club. East ruffs with the Ace of Spades, leads a Diamond which South ruffs. The trumps are all out, the opponents have three tricks, South is in the lead, and all the Clubs are good, which fulfills the contract.

 

 

If you wish to include this feature, or any other feature, of the game of bridge in your partnership agreement, then please make certain that the concept is understood by both partners. Be aware whether or not the feature is alertable or not and whether an announcement should or must be made. Check with the governing body and/or the bridge district and/or the bridge unit prior to the game to establish the guidelines applied. Please include the particular feature on your convention card in order that your opponents are also aware of this feature during the bidding process, since this information must be made known to them according to the Laws of Duplicate Contract Bridge. We do not always include the procedure regarding Alerts and/or Announcements, since these regulations are changed and revised during time by the governing body. It is our intention only to present the information as concisely and as accurately as possible.

 

 

 

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