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Mwa ha ha!

East and West play in 4H and the trump suit breaks 5-0. That’s great for us!

Oh, wait. We’re all competing from the South seat so every single South has the same cards. Gotta get those extra undertricks if you want to score well. Double maybe?

41 Comments

  1. Profile photo of joanbutts joanbutts says:

    Your opponents may well end up playing in hearts and you have five of these. How high? Did partner bid? Did you double? Did it go off?

  2. I doubled and got them down 2
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, strong twos.
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    – P 1 P
    1 1 4 X
    P P P

  3. Profile photo of wemmie wemmie says:

    I doubled and got them down 3
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, strong twos.
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    – P 1 P
    1 1 4 X
    P P P

  4. Profile photo of its-bruce its-bruce says:

    I was going to double
    but
    I’m too nice…..
    ….or was it fear?
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos.
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    1 1 4 P
    P P

  5. Profile photo of player4 player4 says:

    I was going to double. I’m not so nice – so I did. Down 3.
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, strong twos.
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    2 P 4 X
    P P P

  6. Profile photo of crunchie crunchie says:

    Played it from the east seat, made 4 with the help of rho not putting up the jack of clubs to the club lead and opposition seemingly not being aware of overruffing risk. Obviously didn’t play out trumps like opponents. I think in the real world this goes only 1 light.
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, weak twos, transfers.
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    2 P 4 P
    P P

  7. 4 hearts dbld took 3down
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, strong twos.
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  8. Profile photo of spungee spungee says:

    I was naughty and overcalled 1H with only 7 HCP but I liked the shape. They then bid to 4H after that! So I had to double.
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
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    2 P 2 P
    4 P P X
    P P P

  9. @bajir how could yu rank me 159/159 when i bid 4 spades & got 1 down just making 9 tricks .this is unfair.
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, strong twos.
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    2 3 4 4
    P P P

    • Profile photo of bajir bajir says:

      As @baygon2014 helpfully pointed out, your ranking is determined by your score compared to the scores received by everyone else who played the same hand. So, for example, you could even bid and make a slam on a hand and end up ranked last if everyone else made all 13 tricks. Or, conversely, you could be 9 tricks short and still end up ranked 1st if everyone else was 10 tricks short. Of course those are silly examples, but hopefully the illustrate the point. Hope that helps!

  10. I did something unconventional like our pm modis demoetisation
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, strong twos.
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    – P 1 1
    2 3 4 4
    P P P

  11. Doubled and took them down by 3
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, strong twos, transfers.
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    – P 1 P
    1 1 4 X
    P P P

  12. I forgot all about doing the double nd got them down 3
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, weak notrump, strong twos.
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    1 1 4 P
    P P

  13. Profile photo of kc24 kc24 says:

    Also took them down by 3.
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
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    1 1 4 P
    P P

  14. Profile photo of heatherte1 heatherte1 says:

    Yes. I doubled got them down 3
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, weak notrump, weak twos, transfers.
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  15. Profile photo of luciller luciller says:

    4H X by EW. Down 3.
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  16. Profile photo of normie616 normie616 says:

    4 H took them down 3 tricks.Wish I had doubled like most others though.cheers normie sa
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
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  17. Profile photo of jckspa jckspa says:

    I didn’t double, yes there was a nasty trump break waiting for them, but that would yield two tricks, clubs looked promising, but after that nothing. Partner was going to have to chip in and I didn’t want to rely on that.
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, weak twos, transfers.
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  18. 4hx and held them to 2
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
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    2 P 2 P
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  19. Profile photo of rogerh rogerh says:

    Played 4 h first time got them down 3 second time played as north and opened 2s. 6hcp and 6 spades they ended up in 3nt got them down 1
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, weak twos.
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  20. Profile photo of baygon2014 baygon2014 says:

    @dharamvirdhanda – your ranking depends on what everyone else scored. This is how it works in bridge clubs generally – So for example on this hand
    155 players kept them down to 7 tricks in 4 hearts doubled so all these players get 500 points – those 500 points determine the ranking so Bajir has no influence over your ranking.
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, strong twos, transfers.
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    1 1 4 X
    P P P

  21. I can’t understand hy E did not bid N.T. having cover in the heart suit.They only made 7 tricks giving me 500points
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
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    P P P

  22. Profile photo of BidagainLove BidagainLove says:

    Thought to double but had alligator arms.
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
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    1 1 4 P
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  23. Profile photo of nelle nelle says:

    Opponents went down 2. I should have doubled with 5 H 2 being honors.
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
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  24. With 5H including two honours and two doubletons, no option but to double..EW down by 3.
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, weak twos.
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  25. Profile photo of blondie58 blondie58 says:

    4H but I didn’t double 🙁
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
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    2 P 2 P
    4 P P P

  26. Profile photo of rita928 rita928 says:

    Opponents down 3 in 4h
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
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    1 1 4 P
    P P

  27. Profile photo of judyjunkin judyjunkin says:

    What a lousy hand! I couldn’t bid with 8 points and the opponents bid my suit. Did not double – mistake. Set them 3. Not a good day for me.
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, strong twos.
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  28. Profile photo of AgnesMin25 AgnesMin25 says:

    I didn’t double – should have, but got them down by two.

    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, strong twos.
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    – P 1 P
    1 1 4 P
    P P

  29. Profile photo of sandra sandra says:

    Got them down by 4 I should have doubled
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, strong twos.
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    2 P 4 P
    P P

  30. Profile photo of sandra sandra says:

    Played the hand again the same way and this time I doubled and still got them down 4
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, strong twos.
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    2 P 4 X
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  31. Profile photo of valeriejoan valeriejoan says:

    Doubled them and it went well.
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, weak twos.
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    2 P 4 X
    P P P

  32. Profile photo of harchin harchin says:

    Doubled their 4 Hearts and took them down 3. My partner led Ace of Spades and continued. West played 3 rounds of trumps. When I got in with the trump Queen I draw the last trump with my Jack and led a small Club hoping my partner had the Jack which as luck would have it was indeed the case. We eventually won 2 Club and my last trump taking 6 tricks in total (3 trumps, spade Ace, King and Queen of clubs).
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
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  33. Profile photo of elizakaye elizakaye says:

    I doubled the 4 Hearts and they went down 3. I notice that I only came second. Maybe someone got them down 4 tricks.
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, strong twos.
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    2 P 2 P
    4 P P X
    P P P

  34. Profile photo of madoux madoux says:

    hi doubled the 4H and opponents went down 2
    very nice thank you
    m
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, strong twos, transfers.
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    2 P 2 3
    4 P P X
    P P P

  35. Profile photo of madoux madoux says:

    hi doubled the 4H and opponents went down 2
    very nice thank you
    m
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, strong twos, transfers.
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    2 P 2 3
    4 P P X
    P P P

  36. Profile photo of squarepeg61 squarepeg61 says:

    Got them down two in 4HX.
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, strong twos, transfers.
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    1 1 4 X
    P P P

  37. Profile photo of joanbutts joanbutts says:

    Gee it’s interesting to read about the people who doubled! So you should! The requirements for a penalty double are NOT a fit for partner, trumps in the opponent’s suit (you have five good ones here) and a few points. What more could you ask for here?

    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
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    1 1 4 X
    P P P

  38. Profile photo of maryg maryg says:

    Made that one tool the opp down Hurrah

    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, strong twos, transfers.
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    1 1 4 P
    P P

  39. Profile photo of juray juray says:

    X 4H and they only got 7 tricks
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, strong twos.
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    1 1 4 X
    P P P

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