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Trust Your Gut and Discard Your Losers

Maybe you take this to slam, maybe you won’t.  What does your gut tell you to do?

It is really important to look at the opening lead and try and work out if the lead is from strength. If you then decide there is a problem with too many losers, look for the best solution available to you.

There are those who will tell you that a hunch is just your subconscious telling you something your conscious mind doesn’t know yet: but is trusting your gut always the way to go?

Follow along as Bajir and Tina play through this hand and put that theory to the test.

72 Comments

  1. It is really important to look at the opening lead and try and work out if the lead is from strength. If you then decide there is a problem with too many losers, look for the best solution available to you.

    There are those who will tell you that a hunch is just your subconscious telling you something your conscious mind doesn’t know yet: but is trusting your gut always the way to go?

    Follow along as Bajir and Tina play through this hand and put that theory to the test.


    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, weak twos, transfers.
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  2. Profile photo of valjef valjef says:

    Could have made 6H but couldn’t get back to dummy. Really mad with myself. Really badly played as slam is definitely there
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  3. Profile photo of spungee spungee says:

    Greed made me bId 6H missing an A and K. Lead of club by West meant down 2.
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  4. Profile photo of crunchie crunchie says:

    Haven’t looked at the video yet but that lead told me i had a problem. Hoped spades would break 3:3 to ditch clubs, but no. So cleared diamonds in the hope that whoever came in with ace of trumps would try to cash winning diamond. But no, as it turns out west showed out of diamonds on third one. So then led a spade with view to overruffing. Luckily when west came in with of hearts he tried a spade lead for a ruff from partner. A club lead and I was down. Just tried to put confusing options in front of whoever had the ace of hearts, worked this time, but shouldn’t have bid slam.
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  5. Profile photo of graeme graeme says:

    It’s a pretty good slam, @spungee. If West doesn’t lead a club you’ll make it. If spades break 3-3 you’ll make it. If West leads a club and you can force East to ruff with the AH you’ll make it. East didn’t have the AH but he might have. So don’t feel bad!
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  6. Profile photo of baygon2014 baygon2014 says:

    Very similar hand to I think hand 11 yesterday. Yesterday I went on to 6 hearts and went down one. This time I resisted temptation and left it in 4 hearts. Given that you have shown spades and hearts chances are that you will get either a club lead or diamond lead. But even on a diamond lead good defense will get you down – once cashes the Ace of hearts he has to lead a club – but he didnt so I made an undeserved 6.
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  7. Profile photo of amafyram amafyram says:

    Club lead: I can’t afford to take the club finesse as I’m immediately down if it doesn’t work. Tricky to play as I have to then get rid of 2 clubs in either hand. I took club A, then led diamond A and threw a club from declarer’s hand on the K. I can’t afford to take our trumps because a club lead will kill me after they take the A. So I hope the spades are 3-3. So I play to A,K, spades. When I lead teh Q, East trumps, but I overtrump with the Q. Then I have to lead a trump, West plays A and phew!! doesn’t lead a club. Led a diamond. I trump in dummy and lead Jhearts. Then I play J spades, throw my last club from South and I’m home. I don’t see a cast-iron play – I can improve on the above, but have to lead a trump when East could lead back a club.
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  8. Profile photo of radiog radiog says:

    Went for 6NT ..made #1. With 990 points!
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  9. Profile photo of chezzr chezzr says:

    Made 12 hearts after watching the video. Thank you, Tina and Bajir.
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  10. Profile photo of valjef valjef says:

    Yeah!!! Made my small slam and made 6 hearts 980 but well done ‘radiog’ you made 6 NT 990
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  11. Profile photo of denniseb denniseb says:

    I went with the hunch and got 12
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  12. Profile photo of kennecter kennecter says:

    Took a chance to go to slam, but once west led the ace of hearts, the hand was laydown. Even had to throw away two good heart tricks.
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  13. Profile photo of rahamrick rahamrick says:

    Yes. Like others, I went for slam and tried to see if I could dump the losing clubs on high spades. When that didn’t work, the over-trump did, and west leads back — the diamond. East is now furious and they are no longer speaking to each other. .
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  14. Bid 6 spades & made it.6 S is a better preposition than 6 hearts.
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  15. @tina , why did you play those diamonds so early? You only get 1 discard from them anyway, so it doesn’t help you anything, you’re just risking to get overruffed, when you ruff a diamond in dummy.

    also, after the queen of spades gets ruffed and overruffed, you could go to dummy with a diamond ruff, and try spades again. Perhaps, East had only one trump to begin with and none left, so you’d make it.
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    • Profile photo of tina tina says:

      Hi @kaderschaufel
      Good points. I played diamonds early because I wanted to ruff the third in dummy before I drew trumps. it may well have waited until later but I wasn’t worried at all about a ruff as we had so few. Good idea about trying the spades again – I didn’t think about it in the heat of the video moment!

  16. Profile photo of normie616 normie616 says:

    made 12 tricks 2nd time around after watching a great video ! they are soooo! informative cheers normie sa
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  17. Profile photo of peggym peggym says:

    2nd attempt bid and made 6 hearts. Took the club lead followed by taking out trumps followed by top spades. It all fell into place. Wish I had thought it through first time round. It is all in the planning I tell myself. Wish I would listen to myself
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  18. Profile photo of helendoyle helendoyle says:

    6 NT guaranteed. 6H -1 ???
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  19. Profile photo of ted11 ted11 says:

    With a C lead from W, I cannot see six of any kind.
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  20. Profile photo of redsquirrel redsquirrel says:

    Stopped at 5H as unhappy with clubs. Club led, taken by the Ace, took the A & KD throwing a club. Then led KH, fingers crossed, Ace took trick and to my surprise W led back a spade not a club! Played AS a H to the Q, the H back to the J to get into dummy and played all the spades throwing my hand’s loosers. I did not ruff the small diamond as I needed the JH as additional entry to dummy. Made 12, if West had returned a club would have made 11. Good start to the morning!
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  21. Profile photo of sockstevens sockstevens says:

    6H first time but can not understand why N didn’t pursue with 6 S and support in H and A C.
    6NT after Blackwood would give the top score and easily made once both hands were in view.
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  22. Profile photo of sockstevens sockstevens says:

    6H first time but can not understand why N didn’t pursue with 6 S and support in H and A C.
    6NT after Blackwood would give the top score and easily made once both hands were in view.
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  23. Profile photo of terrypause terrypause says:

    another slam, got, but not bidded, should of used Blackwood
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  24. Bid 6 H made 12, it seemed very easy lost the A H
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  25. I made 4S first time. On second try, I bid 2NT and raised to 6NT. W led the Ace of Spades and as a result, 6NT was there for the taking – 5H, 4S and 2D. Made 12
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  26. Profile photo of monty27dog monty27dog says:

    Made 12 but was sweating as west didn’t lead a club if he had I would’ve been down. Tried desperately to get rid of losing clubs!
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  27. Profile photo of nelle nelle says:

    4H making 11. Nice hand to play. Will try for 12.
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  28. Profile photo of nelle nelle says:

    Finally made 12 after a couple of tries.
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  29. Profile photo of taoguy68 taoguy68 says:

    Bid and made 6H just had to figure out how to ditch my clubs tossed them on good spades happy happy happy
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  30. Easiest hand ever. 6 hearts bid and made. Club lead took with Ace. Look at those spades? You only lose the Ace of hearts and take the rest, sloughing board clubs on Diamond tricks. Hand clubs sloughed on Spades.


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  31. Profile photo of bala1954 bala1954 says:

    Made wrong call by not taking the first club trick – obvious in hindsight. Thought had to lose another club if did not go for the finesse, and had to lose ace of H. Still not sure why West would not lead another Club after taking Heart Ace, so figured trying the finesse the only way to make the contract. Oh well. Upon reflection, if take Club Ace on first trick, can throw losing clubs on winning Diamonds and Spades. It works, but you have to have the patience it to daw Trump too early.
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  32. Profile photo of debdaniels debdaniels says:

    Must bid it to get the good score LOL!
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  33. Profile photo of debdaniels debdaniels says:

    Make 6H when bid, too! No brained with the defense I got. I understand what others are saying that clubs could set!—- if played 2times or if S ducks first time!
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  34. Profile photo of debdaniels debdaniels says:

    6S makes, too!
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  35. Profile photo of debdaniels debdaniels says:

    1/1011—- best score 6NT! W leads A of H! Rest is history!
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  36. Profile photo of linda2009 linda2009 says:

    arrrrr – 6H or 6NT – always down 2. My question, how did you get W to lead AH? W (assuming computer) always leads 8C when I play.
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  37. Profile photo of ballca ballca says:

    Bid 6 hearts with hints, and made 12……,great…..
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  38. That was so stupid! I thought about it & played it the wrong way round! Made, but could have done better.
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  39. I did finally make the 6, but had to be careful where I ended up when drawing trumps.
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  40. Go for it @monty27dog! Nice score!
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  41. Profile photo of mike13 mike13 says:

    only bid 4h made 12 tricks
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  42. Profile photo of cjeanj cjeanj says:

    bid as above – couldn’t figure out how to get to 6h, as it’s doable

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  43. Profile photo of cresswell cresswell says:

    Thrilled to get it right – enormously helped by one of your lessons about not using Blackwood if you can somehow work out that you are probably only missing one ace hopefully. For once I found it relatively simple – what a hand! Thank you for the help.
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  44. Profile photo of sadiesue sadiesue says:

    If West leaves another club you will be down one trick. It is a gamble. Tried it and West lead a C.
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  45. Profile photo of fishy fishy says:

    Really pleased to bid 6H and make 12 didnt draw trumps straight away and kindly west led a spade for E to trump so just lost the AH
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  46. Profile photo of judyjunkin judyjunkin says:

    Great hand to bid and p lay. I bid 2 H after N opened 1 S. N supported my Hearts so I went to Blackwood to check for Aces. With only one out, I went for 6H. W led a club, and I did not try to finesse. Took my A and then did not want to get out trumps as i knew I would lose the Club K. I played my spades dumping clubs from my hand. On the third Spade E trumped and i over trumped with the Q.. Next I played trumps. W took his Ace and fortunately led Diamonds, which I took with the J. As I was in the N hand, I led a Spade, dumping my last club and W had to follow suit. So I was home. Finished 12 in the group! For a change, success!
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  47. Profile photo of up1tick up1tick says:

    Bid 6H and made it before watching video. Now will watch it.
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  48. Oh my well chuffed with myself making 12 tricks!
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  49. Profile photo of eviefox eviefox says:

    What a tricky hand. Having bid 4 and made 1 over it took me three more shots
    before I managed to make a bid 6H.

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  50. Profile photo of pfredrix pfredrix says:

    Bid and made 6H. Not proud of myself, because it should not have made. W got off to a good start by leading a low Club, then returned a Diamond after taking the Heart A. This inexcusably bad play allowed me to draw trumps and discard my Diamond and Club losers. But my real point in posting is @Graeme. On my first try I the bidding went 1S, 2H (me), 4H, 5D (again me), – Pass! Graeme, how could I possibly want to play in Diamonds after Hearts were agreed? Even if the computers aren’t programmed to recognize control-showing cue bids as such, this should have been obviously something other than a bid to play, and at the very least the computer should have returned to 5H. So I broke off and started over, bidding as shown below – an inferior sequence. We might have ended in 6H even showing controls, but a human partner might have recognized my bypass of Clubs as a warning signal.
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    • Profile photo of graeme graeme says:

      Yeah, I know, @pfredrix. Computer just isn’t sophisticated enough to recognise a “this can’t possibly mean this” situation. Instead it thinks “well, we don’t play cue bids so partner must have a truckload of diamonds he hasn’t previously told me about” and I know that’s not ideal but that’s what we’ve got to work with at the moment. I’ll keep working on it.

  51. Profile photo of loulla loulla says:

    Made 12 in 6 hearts on the first try.
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  52. Profile photo of shobhajolly shobhajolly says:

    Bid 6H and made 12 tricks. I must be honest I only thought of bidding slam due to your comments to see if one can do it. After bidding 2H when the partner bid 4H, I bid 4NT and after knowing he has two Aces bid 6H. Took the Ace c tricks, played two rounds of Spades and then discarded loosing club on D and then it was plain sailing. Very happy but still think wouldn’t have thought of going for slam without your comments. Thanks it really helped.
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  53. bid 6H and made them When my partner jumped to 4H I bid Blackwood knowing then we were short of 1A and 1K Threw my clubs away on the Spades and was pleased tthe opposition had even numbers of spades Hsve yet tto see the video!!

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  54. Profile photo of mcfluff mcfluff says:

    4H and 12 easy tricks but nearly bid slam and chickened out!
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  55. Profile photo of nmein nmein says:

    As @baygon2014, @rahamrick and others have said, I don’t understand why West didn’t lead another club after cashing AH. There is no point in East sulking after the fact though. Talk about what went wrong, try not to make the same mistake next time.
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  56. Profile photo of jeanne jeanne says:

    Made 6H with any problem
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  57. Profile photo of verona verona says:

    I bid 5H via 4NTs calling for Aces. I couldn’t see making 6 NTs or 6Hs. I see others did @Verona
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  58. Profile photo of hennyp hennyp says:

    Hi @Tina

    Just checking something. You said in the video that if you want to respond to partner at the 2 level in a major suit then you must have five of the suit not just four. Is this something new because I thought responder could have four.

    When I did the calculations figuring out what to do with opener’s second bid (4 heart), I did the calculation based on them having four hearts not three. Ooops. Figured that slam was on so I bid 6 hearts and made it.
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  59. Profile photo of shiningstar shiningstar says:

    Bid 6H , made 12 tricks. Happy
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  60. Profile photo of whizkid whizkid says:

    Not disappointed that I bid the slam but it really should not make if defended correctly.
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  61. Profile photo of ennasarp ennasarp says:

    Blackwood for Aces and Kings. Bid 6 Hearts with one ace and one king missing. Since opponents’ heart ace has to win, cannot afford to fin the club lead as the only way to keep is by discarding losing clubs on spades. Having won with club Ace, switched to spades and when third spade ruffed by East, over ruffed. Re-entered dummy to play one more spade to discard last losing club.
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  62. Profile photo of cainiao cainiao says:

    bid 6H and made it
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  63. Profile photo of louie2 louie2 says:

    Happy with 6H and making
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  64. Profile photo of lindsayjames lindsayjames says:

    Can’t believe how many ended up in 6H when you should trust opener to take charge but he should have gone looking for 6S rather than cutting out at 4S, making 12 tricks.
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    P 4 P P
    P

  65. Profile photo of katerina katerina says:

    Bid and made 6 hearts, nice hand
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, strong twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 1 P 2
    P 4 P 5
    P 6 P P
    P

  66. Profile photo of purnima purnima says:

    bidded 6 H,made5, but had i taken club fenese at 1st trick,could have made 6H.
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, strong twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 1 P 3
    P 4 P 6
    P P P

  67. Profile photo of ivam ivam says:

    bid 6H’s, with jockeying around made it, Fun to play unconventional
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, strong twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 1 P 2
    P 4 P 4N
    P 5 P 5N
    P 6 P 6
    P P P

  68. Profile photo of lorfell8 lorfell8 says:

    Lorfell says: Great hand. Using Blackwood, went to 6H Made. I never think of 6NT with long suits (spades & Hearts) in play. Congrats to those who did–to make the top score. Must remember that.
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, strong twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 1 P 2
    P 4 P 4N
    P 5 P 6
    P P P

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