Play Bridge | 18 03 2017 | Hand 3 | ♠95 ♥AKQ ♦987543 ♣32
March 18, 2017
Play Bridge | 18 03 2017 | Hand 5 | ♠A54 ♥QJ65 ♦AJ63 ♣72
March 18, 2017

Play Bridge | 18 03 2017 | Hand 4 | ♠J93 ♥KQ32 ♦AK ♣AJT2

J93
KQ32
AK
AJT2

22 Comments

  1. Profile photo of normie616 normie616 says:

    2nd time around made the 3N/T cheers
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    P P P 1
    1 1N P 3N
    P P P

  2. normie616 says:

    2nd time around made the 3N/T cheers
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    P P P 1
    1 1N P 3N
    P P P

  3. Profile photo of newtz2001 newtz2001 says:

    Clubs and diamonds were well behaved and I got very lucky to find the AK with West when leading across to the Q. Making 10

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

  4. Newtz2001 says:

    Clubs and diamonds were well behaved and I got very lucky to find the AK with West when leading across to the Q. Making 10

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

  5. Profile photo of lynng lynng says:

    Lucky to make contract but unlucky to push king of hearts rather than spade. Good for those making overtricks.
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    P P P 1
    1 1N P 3N
    P P P

  6. LynnG says:

    Lucky to make contract but unlucky to push king of hearts rather than spade. Good for those making overtricks.
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    P P P 1
    1 1N P 3N
    P P P

  7. Profile photo of sbc49506742 sbc49506742 says:

    49506742 Made 3 NT!
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    P P P 1
    1 1N P 3N
    P P P

  8. sbc49506742 says:

    49506742 Made 3 NT!
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    P P P 1
    1 1N P 3N
    P P P

  9. Profile photo of tessybear tessybear says:

    I opened 1NT with my point count – it is the way I play (16-18 points) partner responds 2 H (transfer) and I have to bid 2 S – then he passes. There is no way we could reach 3 NT with my bidding system. However I did try to play it in 3NT and made 10. I just wonder with all these “systems” how much a players really gains.
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    P P P 1N
    P 2 P 3N
    P P P

    • Profile photo of tina tina says:

      @tessybear
      It’s frustrating I know but sometimes system makes all the difference. Your bidding was perfectly correct. In Acol, you get the chance to bid to game which you don’t get in standard. Other times, however, it can work in your favour, so the best thing is not to worry about it!

  10. tessybear says:

    I opened 1NT with my point count – it is the way I play (16-18 points) partner responds 2 H (transfer) and I have to bid 2 S – then he passes. There is no way we could reach 3 NT with my bidding system. However I did try to play it in 3NT and made 10. I just wonder with all these “systems” how much a players really gains.
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    P P P 1N
    P 2 P 3N
    P P P

    • Tina McVeigh says:

      @tessybear
      It’s frustrating I know but sometimes system makes all the difference. Your bidding was perfectly correct. In Acol, you get the chance to bid to game which you don’t get in standard. Other times, however, it can work in your favour, so the best thing is not to worry about it!

  11. Profile photo of triciacallow triciacallow says:

    @graeme, first time I opened 1H and after opponent’s 1S partner doubled. Next time I tried opening 1C and again after 1S partner bid 1NT. Please can you explain why the different responses, and what the double actually meant? I thought it showed SHORTAGE in the opponent’s suit. Thanks!
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, strong twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    P P P 1
    1 1N P 3N
    P P P

  12. Tricia Callow says:

    @graeme, first time I opened 1H and after opponent’s 1S partner doubled. Next time I tried opening 1C and again after 1S partner bid 1NT. Please can you explain why the different responses, and what the double actually meant? I thought it showed SHORTAGE in the opponent’s suit. Thanks!
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, strong twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    P P P 1
    1 1N P 3N
    P P P

  13. Profile photo of up1tick up1tick says:

    2nd try – 3NT made 10
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    P P P 1
    1 1N P 3N
    P P P

  14. Up1tick says:

    2nd try – 3NT made 10
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    P P P 1
    1 1N P 3N
    P P P

  15. Profile photo of mcfluff mcfluff says:

    I have been taught to open the highest suit in this case then bid NT to show strong and balanced.I am amazed that North passes both a second bid of 2NT and 1NT in this instance @graeme and the only way to get to 3NT is with my second bid. The range of contracts in this hand spans from 1NT to 6NT depending on whether North passes or not! 10 tricks in 1NT Yuk
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, weak twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    P P P 1
    1 X P 3N
    P P P

  16. Mcfluff says:

    I have been taught to open the highest suit in this case then bid NT to show strong and balanced.I am amazed that North passes both a second bid of 2NT and 1NT in this instance @graeme and the only way to get to 3NT is with my second bid. The range of contracts in this hand spans from 1NT to 6NT depending on whether North passes or not! 10 tricks in 1NT Yuk
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, weak twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    P P P 1
    1 X P 3N
    P P P

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