This past weekend, Minnesota enjoyed a 0-300 tournament at the Twin City Bridge Center and a sectional in St. Cloud. Results have not yet been posted at ACBL. As soon as they are, however, we will report on accomplishments.
In the meantime, Mike Cassel has been kind enough to supply us with a fine column about a most interesting type of maneuver: the Merrimac Coup. The Coup requires the sacrifice of an honor - and sometimes establishes an extra trick in the short run for declarer. Ultimately, however, it can cut declarer off from a source of many tricks - resulting in big rewards. Mike explains below!