Play Bridge | 11 03 2017 | Hand 18 | ♠KJ975 ♥KJ95 ♦T3 ♣94
March 11, 2017
Play Bridge | 11 03 2017 | Hand 41 | ♠ ♥Q7632 ♦KJ74 ♣K954
March 11, 2017

When Should We Open Light? (Pt. 2)

33 Comments

  1. @tina – when should we open light pt 2?

    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – P P 1
    2 P 3 P
    P P

  2. shiningstar says:

    2S making 8 tricks
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, strong twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – P P P
    1 1 X P
    2 P P 2
    P P P

  3. Bid 4 spades & made it
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, strong twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – P P P
    1 1 X P
    2 P P 4
    P P P

  4. katerina53 says:

    I bid 3 spades and made 10tricks
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – P P P
    1 1 X 3
    P P P

  5. waipahu says:

    I play Standard American have played this hand twice but can only make 9 tricks how do some people make ten and eleven
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – P P P
    1 1 X P
    2 P P 2
    P P P

  6. terrypause says:

    4 spades is ok, you have to trump their thirrd club in dummy, draw the trumps.. and your diamonds fall nicely
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, strong twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – P P P
    1 1 X 4
    P P P

  7. waipahu says:

    Third time lucky have now made ten
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – P P P
    1 1 X 3
    P P P

  8. nelle says:

    E/W made their 3C bid. Wish I had thought of biding Spades. Happy Saturday all . 18 degrees in NY.
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – P P 1
    2 P 3 P
    P P

  9. johna says:

    Upgraded because of nice diamonds and made 4S.
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – P P P
    1 1 X 2
    3 P P 3
    P 3 P 4
    P P P

  10. rita928 says:

    I should have left the X in as I originally thought…made 3S. Opponents make their bid if I bid 2 S after the X.
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – P P P
    1 1 X P
    2 P P 2
    P P P

  11. jmatzinger says:

    3rd time around I bid 3 spades and made 10 tricks!!
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, weak notrump, strong twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – P P P
    1 1 X 2
    3 P P 3
    P P P

  12. jb4400 says:

    After my double, N should bid spades.
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – P P 1
    2 P 3 X
    P P P

  13. hlabreche says:

    I elected to open “1NT” (12-14) with this hand not wanting to show anything else to partner. I agreed 3S over partner’s 2 S bid. Made 3S.
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, weak twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – P P 1N
    2 2 3 3
    P P P

  14. swan says:

    Bid 2S, made 4
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – P P P
    1 1 X XX
    2 P P 2
    P P P

  15. eviefox says:

    Well that was fun, just wish I’d bid the 4 Spades I made!
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, weak notrump, strong twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – P P P
    1 1 X P
    2 P P 2
    P P P

  16. horace says:

    The video says it is private so I can’t access it
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – P P 1N
    2 2 3 P
    P P

  17. maddogpoppy says:

    What about the three you have to loose in dummy.?
    I keep going one light bidding 4s

  18. annelise1945 says:

    I bid 3 spades and got 10 tricks – happy with that
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, strong twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – P P P
    1 1 X 2
    3 P P 3
    P P P

  19. mcfluff says:

    I don’t understand N’s bidding. Why when I agree 4 S seeing he has 5S , 4H, would he jump to 5Hs with 3 rags @graeme? This makes a nonsense of the scores with these aberrant results.
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, weak twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – P P P
    1 1 X 2
    3 3 P 4
    P 5 P P
    P

    • graeme says:

      Hey @mcfluff, I think you’ve made it into a more complicated auction than you need to. Partner’s 1S bid shows a 5 card suit because it’s an overcall. You can make thing a lot easier simply by supporting spades. No need to mention hearts and, if you do, partner will think you have at least 5 of them. In a nutshell, as soon as you find a fit, tell partner the good news!

  20. mcfluff says:

    4S makes
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, weak twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – P P P
    1 1 X 2
    3 P P 4
    P P P

  21. louie2 says:

    3S made 10 did I open incorrectly?
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – P P 1N
    2 3 P P
    P

  22. cookers says:

    Can’t access this through email it is marked private

  23. lizzys says:

    bid and made 3S
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, weak notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – P P 1N
    2 2 3 3
    P P P

  24. debdaniels says:

    Why would N not bid his spades?
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – P P P
    1 1 X 2
    3 3 P P
    P

  25. debdaniels says:

    Guess he did sorry— that was the way to go!
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – P P P
    1 1 X 2
    3 3 P P
    P

  26. maggitta says:

    Still wondering what exactly the interpretation of the numbers below completed hands mean .Graeme, please enlighten us! Thanks Maggitta
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – P P P
    1 1 X 2
    3 P P 4
    P P P

    • graeme says:

      Hi @maggitta,
      There are too many numbers in this world. Pin numbers, phone numbers, tax numbers. The last thing we need is confusing bridge numbers. Leave it with us for a bit and we’ll put together some explanations where they’re needed.

  27. loulla says:

    did not know north had 5 spades. i opened 1 diamond and defended in 3 clubs. held them to 9.
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, strong twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – P P 1
    2 P 3 P
    P P

  28. janetru says:

    After playing this hand more times than I care to admit, I finally made 4 spades. I think I’ll go back and try it again to see if I can remember what I did right??
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – P P 1
    2 P 3 3
    P 4 P P
    P

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