King Charles I of England said, "Never make a defense or apology until you be accused."
This week, we are looking at the players who were "accused" of finding the best defensive plays last year. Those in the dock today are Espen Lindqvist (East) and Boye Brogeland from Norway. They were defending against four hearts.
East's three-diamond raise was pre-emptive over North's takeout double, saying that he had diamond support but did not think that three no-trump would make even if West had a balanced 18-19 points.