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davstevens commented on a hand Play Bridge | 08 03 2017 | Hand 1 | ♠T75 ♥AT84 ♦9 ♣QJT85 1 week, 4 days ago
The only way I can see to set 5D two is to lead a low heart and then give North a heart ruff. But I make a point not to underlead an Ace if I can help it, so the best I can do is set it one. North should have doubled, counting on my overcall (South in my opinion should overcall 2C) for a trick, but knowing North would not double, I did. Happened…[Read more]
davstevens commented on a hand Play Bridge | 20 02 2017 | Hand 1 | ♠T73 ♥Q6 ♦QT92 ♣JT94 3 weeks ago
I guess S has to lead the QH to set 3N, but W has bid hearts and it looks like a poor lead to me, especially when there is a club sequence. Was the heart bid 4th suit forcing? If so does not the 3N bid promise hearts? For the life of me I cannot see leading a heart. In any case with two entries to dummy East can lead the JS then when North ducks…[Read more]
davstevens commented on a hand Play Bridge | 22 02 2017 | Hand 1 | ♠KQJ72 ♥KJ4 ♦952 ♣J3 3 weeks, 4 days ago
I overcalled 1S and raised partner’s 3S to 4S. After losing the first trick I can count 12 tricks if the spades split 3-2 and the hearts split no worse than 4-1, both more likely than not. So I ruff the second diamond low in dummy, lead a heart to my hand, ruff another diamond with the Ace, then draw trumps and claim.
davstevens commented on a hand Play Bridge | 18 02 2017 | Hand 1 | ♠T982 ♥QJ6 ♦QT75 ♣J5 1 month ago
I play that a jump raise after a double is preemptive, so I bid 3S, but my partner apparently did not and bid 4S. East led the AK and a small diamond, ruffed, and West cashed the AC for down one when the Heart finesse worked.
davstevens commented on a hand Play Bridge | 15 02 2017 | Hand 1 | ♠AQ ♥T74 ♦AKJ62 ♣T75 1 month ago
After partner’s preemptive raise the opponents backed off and I played it at 3D, down 2 because the opponents misplayed (it could have been down 3). With at least 9 trumps between us 3D is a good bid by partner, even though in this case there was a 4-0 split with the Q offsides (a very small likelihood). If the opponents had doubled it would have…[Read more]
davstevens commented on a hand Play Bridge | 20 01 2017 | Hand 1 | ♠A4 ♥AQ862 ♦AQJ ♣KJ5 1 month, 4 weeks ago
When partner opens spades and supports hearts I’m thinking grand slam, but partner only has 2 kings. That means we are missing one king, and I cannot count 13 tricks. I will not bid a grand needing a finesse or a 3-3 break, so I settle for a small slam. I am biased by tournament scoring, though, so I bid 6NT instead of 6H. With a club lead into my…[Read more]
davstevens commented on a hand Play Bridge | 08 01 2017 | Hand 4 | ♠AKJ73 ♥AJT2 ♦5 ♣K62 2 months ago
Doubled, the jumped to 3H; partner bid 4H. The play is touchy; knowing spades will not split I must cross-ruff, so I have to finesse with the J or 10 in my hand, not lead the QH. I must keep the QH to overruff. If I draw trumps and finesse the QS I must still lose a spade, along with two Aces and the KH. The play, as well as the bidding, requires…[Read more]
davstevens commented on a hand Learn Bridge | videohands | Hand 2 | ♠Q94 ♥T963 ♦AT42 ♣83 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Playing South; set 4S 1 trick when West cashed the Ace of Spades, giving me a trick with the Queen of Spades. Then we got a club and two diamonds when West misplayed further. After a club lead by North, West must get to East twice, once to finesse in spades and once to lead diamonds through my Ace. Will still lose 1 spade, 1 club, 1 diamond, but…[Read more]
davstevens commented on a hand Play Bridge | 14 12 2016 | Hand 8 | ♠K2 ♥JT32 ♦A863 ♣T62 2 months, 2 weeks ago
With neither side vulnerable I went on to 3C which made due to bad defense, giving me 110 instead of 100 for setting 2D two tricks.
davstevens commented on a hand Play Bridge | 10 12 2016 | Hand 34 | ♠K3 ♥Q864 ♦AKJ ♣AJ93 2 months, 3 weeks ago
My opening NT is 15-17 so I cannot open 1NT. I open 1C then jump to 2NT when partner responds 1D. I also play that 1D denies 3 of a major, so there is no point to bidding hearts. I also need to show my strength with my second bid, which a rebid of 1H does not do. Partner raises to 6NT, which makes 7 when the Queen of Clubs falls. I imagine you…[Read more]
davstevens commented on a hand Play Bridge | 10 12 2016 | Hand 5 | ♠A84 ♥A62 ♦AQ43 ♣QJ6 2 months, 4 weeks ago
As Bajir suggested I bid 2D, then after a 2H rebid went to 6H. With a club lead West put up the King and I was sure of 12 tricks even if the Diamond finesse was off. I had to take the diamond finesse rather than the spade finesse because of the Jack of Diamonds and the seventh Diamond. The Diamonds split with the King onside so I made an…[Read more]
davstevens commented on a hand Play Bridge | 28 11 2016 | Hand 4 | ♠KQ32 ♥ ♦K ♣AKQJ7432 3 months ago
i have 9 tricks and 4 losers. I do not wish to explore for a spade contract, as I know my clubs will be trumps. So I do not double. My partner did not overcall, so I cannot expect much. With my usual partner I play exclusion Blackwood, so 4H here asks for Aces outside of hearts. With 0 I would be in game, with 1 in slam, and with 2 in the grand…[Read more]
davstevens commented on a hand Learn Bridge | videohands | Hand 1 | ♠AQT52 ♥6 ♦AQ9865 ♣8 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Bid and made six. After partner jumped to 3D I tried 3S to see if there was a double fit. When partner rebid 4D I asked for Aces with 4NT and when partner showed one I bid the small slam. The play was simple; only 1 loser.
davstevens commented on a hand Play Bridge | 23 11 2016 | Hand 2 | ♠T8 ♥AKQT8 ♦ ♣AKQJ73 3 months, 3 weeks ago
I chose to open 1H instead of 1C or our strong 2C. When partner responded 3H, it was only a question of the number of Aces held. So I bud 4NT asking, and partner showed 2 Aces. I could now count 13 tricks so I bid 7NT, making. If partner had shown only 1 Ace I would have been in trouble, since I had 2 losing spades and could thus lose the first…[Read more]
davstevens commented on a hand Play Bridge | 24 11 2016 | Hand 1 | ♠QT2 ♥AJ76 ♦J92 ♣T53 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Bidding a strong NT partner opened 1C and I dutifully showed my suit with 1H. Partner’s 1S probably showed 4 spades, so I bid 1NT and bought it there. The key play is on the opening lead. East is twice as likely to have the J of Clubs than the AK, so I duck in dummy and stop the suit. I lose a finesse of the J of hearts, and rather than cashing a…[Read more]
davstevens commented on a hand Play Bridge | 20 11 2016 | Hand 1 | ♠T75 ♥AKQ8 ♦AK76 ♣74 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Not a good hand for any form of Blackwood as you have a worthless doubleton club and two potential diamond losers. Also, the spade finesse must be on with the suit breaking 3-3. Just make a simple forcing bid and let partner show what he or she has. When the opponents stick in a club bid it is up to partner to show no club losers by cue-bidding…[Read more]
Tina (first comment) had the idea. Although without the helpful (not to say ridiculous) lead of the third diamond by East it would be impossible. East cannot lead a spade for fear of a free finesse, but a club lead at the third trick stands out like a sore thumb.
Allowed them to make 1N for -90. With 5 HCP and a 4-card heart suit I will respond 1H to my partner’s opening diamond bid. When EW overcalls 1N and partner passes I have no further bid. I must have misdefended since I see others defeating 1N by one trick. They should get four spades, one club, and two hearts, though; I can only get in once to lead…[Read more]
Bid 3NT because I am greedy; should pass 2NT. Made 4. Won three diamonds, 3 hearts, two clubs, one spade. The Jack-8 doubleton diamonds made it possible, but that particular holding is not likely. I played a low spade after winning the heart lead in South, hoping to set up two spade tricks. When West took the King and led another heart I won and…[Read more]