Play Bridge | 13 03 2017 | Hand 1 | ♠AQ96542 ♥7 ♦T ♣QJ86
March 13, 2017
Play Bridge | 13 03 2017 | Hand 3 | ♠K6 ♥AQ3 ♦K64 ♣K7632
March 13, 2017

Play Bridge | 13 03 2017 | Hand 2 | ♠T ♥AQT9654 ♦5 ♣A863

40 Comments

  1. Profile photo of amafyram amafyram says:

    Grizzle! I’ve seen a discussion saying computer plays Gerber if NT have been bid. Not here? Can make 11 tricks in 4H, provided you don’t take the diamond finesse on the 1st lead!!!
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, weak twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – – P 1
    1 3N P 4
    P 4 P P
    P

  2. amafyram says:

    Grizzle! I’ve seen a discussion saying computer plays Gerber if NT have been bid. Not here? Can make 11 tricks in 4H, provided you don’t take the diamond finesse on the 1st lead!!!
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, weak twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – – P 1
    1 3N P 4
    P 4 P P
    P

  3. Profile photo of janemart janemart says:

    @amafyram I would have thought so too, But don’t be too hard on North. Presumably, if he had bid 4S, you would have gone for slam – and come down.
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, strong twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – – P 1
    1 3N P 4
    P P P

  4. JaneMart says:

    @amafyram I would have thought so too, But don’t be too hard on North. Presumably, if he had bid 4S, you would have gone for slam – and come down.
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, strong twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – – P 1
    1 3N P 4
    P P P

  5. Profile photo of hagleyjazz hagleyjazz says:

    Got all carried away. Bid 6H and went 2 down. Ah well. got to live dangerously sometimes.
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – – P 1
    1 3N P 6
    P P P

  6. hagleyjazz says:

    Got all carried away. Bid 6H and went 2 down. Ah well. got to live dangerously sometimes.
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – – P 1
    1 3N P 6
    P P P

  7. Profile photo of bajir bajir says:

    Oooo-wee, close one! Took a chance on leaving the last trump out there and played a from N to try to get the !K out. Ruffed it low and W beat it, taking away my 10th sure trick. Figured best shot at finding another 10th trick was to work on those s, keeping one trump and the A in hand to try to get the !K out. Sure enough west tossed enough s that by the time I got to my A he had to lay his K down under it turning my last wee into a winner. Worked out but still kicking myself for underestimating the chances that W might have had only a singleton .
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – – P 3
    3 P P 4
    P P P

  8. Bajir says:

    Oooo-wee, close one! Took a chance on leaving the last trump out there and played a from N to try to get the !K out. Ruffed it low and W beat it, taking away my 10th sure trick. Figured best shot at finding another 10th trick was to work on those s, keeping one trump and the A in hand to try to get the !K out. Sure enough west tossed enough s that by the time I got to my A he had to lay his K down under it turning my last wee into a winner. Worked out but still kicking myself for underestimating the chances that W might have had only a singleton .
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – – P 3
    3 P P 4
    P P P

  9. Profile photo of tina tina says:

    Scary! It was difficult for the defence on the run of the hearts.
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – – P 1
    1 3N P 4
    P 4 P 6
    P 6N P P
    P

  10. Tina McVeigh says:

    Scary! It was difficult for the defence on the run of the hearts.
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – – P 1
    1 3N P 4
    P 4 P 6
    P 6N P P
    P

  11. Profile photo of normie616 normie616 says:

    2nd time around made my 10 tricks in 4H
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – – P 1
    1 3N P 4
    P P P

  12. normie616 says:

    2nd time around made my 10 tricks in 4H
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – – P 1
    1 3N P 4
    P P P

  13. Profile photo of normie616 normie616 says:

    why does the computer advise to open 1H with a weak hand when i see it as a 3H opening ? @graeme
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – – P 1
    1 3N P 4
    P P P

    • Profile photo of graeme graeme says:

      And why did Van Gogh load up his brush with blues and greens and yellows to make great swirls and living spirits out of his clouds and trees while Constable painted what seem to actually look like clouds and trees with the extra advantage of saving all that paint? And why is love a smoke raised with the fume of sighs to one, a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination to another. Because, @normie616, bridge is an art not a science.
      P.S. I opened 4H
      P.P.S. I had to google the love quotes. Triple points to anyone who can name the authors.

  14. normie616 says:

    why does the computer advise to open 1H with a weak hand when i see it as a 3H opening ? @graeme
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – – P 1
    1 3N P 4
    P P P

    • graeme says:

      And why did Van Gogh load up his brush with blues and greens and yellows to make great swirls and living spirits out of his clouds and trees while Constable painted what seem to actually look like clouds and trees with the extra advantage of saving all that paint? And why is love a smoke raised with the fume of sighs to one, a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination to another. Because, @normie616, bridge is an art not a science.
      P.S. I opened 4H
      P.P.S. I had to google the love quotes. Triple points to anyone who can name the authors.

  15. Profile photo of vals vals says:

    Impressed not only with your bridge @graeme but also your poetic quotes ! A philosopher as well as a bridge guru !
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, strong twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – – P 3
    3 P P P

  16. vals says:

    Impressed not only with your bridge @graeme but also your poetic quotes ! A philosopher as well as a bridge guru !
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, strong twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – – P 3
    3 P P P

  17. Profile photo of crunchie crunchie says:

    @normie616, also of relevance is that renaissance man @graeme has programmed in the “rule of 20” into computers bidding — if points plus length in longest two suits combined equal 20 you open.
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, weak notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – – P 1
    1 3N P 4
    P P P

  18. Crunchie says:

    @normie616, also of relevance is that renaissance man @graeme has programmed in the “rule of 20” into computers bidding — if points plus length in longest two suits combined equal 20 you open.
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, weak notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – – P 1
    1 3N P 4
    P P P

  19. Profile photo of kbalagopal kbalagopal says:

    1 shy. Counting to 13 is hard…
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – – P 1
    1 3N P 4
    P P P

  20. kbalagopal says:

    1 shy. Counting to 13 is hard…
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – – P 1
    1 3N P 4
    P P P

  21. I love living dangerously @hagleyjazz! It’s such a buzz when things come off. Here, my play was nothing to shout about, the contract made, but others did better. @tina did very nicely in 6nt!
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, strong notrump, strong twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – – P 3
    3 P P 4
    P P P

  22. Poppingpopcorn says:

    I love living dangerously @hagleyjazz! It’s such a buzz when things come off. Here, my play was nothing to shout about, the contract made, but others did better. @tina did very nicely in 6nt!
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, strong notrump, strong twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – – P 3
    3 P P 4
    P P P

  23. My goodness @graeme, what are you on! Something’s tickled your fancy….
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, strong notrump, strong twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – – P 3
    3 P P 4
    P P P

  24. Poppingpopcorn says:

    My goodness @graeme, what are you on! Something’s tickled your fancy….
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, strong notrump, strong twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – – P 3
    3 P P 4
    P P P

  25. @graeme I love it.
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, weak notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – – P 1
    1 3N P 4
    P P P

  26. Margaret Tapper says:

    @graeme I love it.
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, weak notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – – P 1
    1 3N P 4
    P P P

  27. Profile photo of debdaniels debdaniels says:

    Who would think it— makes 4H , but makes 6 NT.
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – – P 1
    1 3N P P
    P

  28. Debdaniels says:

    Who would think it— makes 4H , but makes 6 NT.
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – – P 1
    1 3N P P
    P

  29. Profile photo of judyjunkin judyjunkin says:

    I opened 3 H on this hand and went to 4 H. Made the bid but wonder about the NT bid. Was happy to make my bid.
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, strong twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – – P 3
    3 P P 4
    P P P

  30. judyjunkin says:

    I opened 3 H on this hand and went to 4 H. Made the bid but wonder about the NT bid. Was happy to make my bid.
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, strong twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – – P 3
    3 P P 4
    P P P

  31. Profile photo of carolecat carolecat says:

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    What would lead anyone to bid 6NT? Don’t understand at all. I play standard and 2/1. Is this an ACOL bidding sequence. Bid 4, making 10.


    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – – P 1
    1 3N P 4
    P P P

  32. Carole Hutchings Price says:

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    What would lead anyone to bid 6NT? Don’t understand at all. I play standard and 2/1. Is this an ACOL bidding sequence. Bid 4, making 10.


    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – – P 1
    1 3N P 4
    P P P

  33. Profile photo of carolecat carolecat says:

    Sorry. My computer is being screwy.


    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – – P 1
    1 3N P 4
    P P P

  34. Carole Hutchings Price says:

    Sorry. My computer is being screwy.


    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – – P 1
    1 3N P 4
    P P P

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