would you call in first position, with the North hand?
you open at a low level, East may double and West forces to
a minor-suit game. Five diamonds might go down if South gives
North a club ruff, but your side will probably take the push
to five hearts, down one.
you open four hearts, as two players did in a Bridge Today
All-Star Game, you wipe out the opponents and score 420.
opening four-heart bid may look a bit strange, but check out
how you do facing any of the other three hands. North has
a chance to make four hearts with any of them!