Play Bridge | 03 09 2017 | Hand 10 | ♠K98 ♥A973 ♦62 ♣J764

29 Comments

  1. graeme says:

    Mmmm. Dunno, @tina. Not so sure that 3NT with just K9 is right. I don’t mind 4H with KJ2 rather than 3NT with K9.

  2. unixman says:

    I went for it and made 10 tricks perhaps this hand is SKB give us a Father day present. It does play out very nicely…I do agree with the Club holding it could have been an issue but Happy Dance time to finish the ten.

    My best result for a long time
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, weak notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – – P P
    1 X P 1
    P 1N P 3N
    P P P

  3. carylm says:

    Hi wonder where the following has gone I miss checking your scores. Thanks
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, weak notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – – P P
    1 X P 1
    P 1N P P
    P

  4. hujar says:

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

  5. vals says:

    Is it just me or is there something funny going on with the site ?!!!
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, strong twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – – P P
    1 X P 2
    P 4 P P
    P

    • graeme says:

      What’s up @vals? Anything I can help with?

      • unixman says:

        Graeme why did hujar and Vals end up in different contracts ? I am guessing it has some reason to do with bidding systems since the auction is the same but Norths responses are different ?

        I am also curious about the correct response after the double for me I kept it at the 1 level with only 8 HCP and 4 hearts…the 2 bid seems a little high to me I would take that for 5 hearts and around 10/11 HCP… Greatly appreciate your thoughts

        • graeme says:

          Bidding settings do make a difference in all sorts of mysterious ways, @unixman. As far as the response to the double goes, it’s ok to bid 2H. Good, in fact. If you had 10/11 points and 5 hearts you can jump to 3H. Remember, your partner is forcing you to bid and if you have 8 points that’s 8 more than you might have had so tell partner the good news. You won’t get in strife by bidding 2H because partner will have heart support for the double.

  6. vals says:

    Hi @graeme not exactly sure but the bidding seemed strange but what do I know anyway ! Val

  7. terrypause says:

    i went for it..a X followed by a !nt…is a strong hand…although we were quite weak..its worth a shot
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, strong twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – – P P
    1 X P 1
    P 1N P 3N
    P P P

  8. vals says:

    I agree @ Graeme but my partner bid 4 hearts

  9. vals says:

    Thanks Graeme I think I just played it badly

  10. janemart says:

    @vals, I think we have to accept some of the blame. I, like you, bid 2H on my first play, but we didn’t really have the points for it.
    My excuse is I was just following the hint, but that was laziness on my part. We didn’t have to.
    Hearts turned out to be a bad option, but I can see why N went for it given West had bid clubs – NT looked a bit dodgy and we had shown a decent suit.
    @graeme
    Hope you got vals message ( I think she left a gap between the @ and the name. Does that matter?) Anyways, I’m interested in your answer too.


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

  11. Bid one, made two.
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, strong notrump, strong twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – – P P
    1 X P 1
    P 1N P P
    P

  12. daiyown says:

    I play every day almost and play 10 hands to compare my scores with others. I have a friend who also plays on the site but her name and scores never appear and so I cannot compare mine with hers. Is there any explanation, please?
    Daiyown
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, strong twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – – P P
    1 X P 1
    P 1N P P
    P

    • graeme says:

      Hi @daiyown, What is your friend’s username? I’ll check for you.

    • bajir says:

      Hi @daiyown! Thanks for commenting and good questtion. It doesn’t look like you are following anyone – you should Follow your friend (as well as other players you admire) so that they will turn up in your Following lists.

      To follow your friend, you need to know their username and should go to their profile page. Clicking on anyone’s username will bring you to their profile page – there you can click the “Follow” button to add them to your list. Does that help?

  13. wadkin37 says:

    wadkin37 Looking forward to tomorrow’s SKB Challenge! No place to go but UP.
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – – P P
    1 X P 1
    P 1N P P
    P

  14. sjstern says:

    I chickened out and didn’t go to 3 nt. Rats
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – – P P
    1 X P 1
    P 1N P P
    P

  15. chrismac says:

    Please tell me where I went wrong with my bidding. Was my bid of 2NT not inviting to game?What should I have bid? Thanks
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – – P P
    1 X P 1
    P 1N P 2N
    P P P

    • graeme says:

      Hi @chrismac,
      Yes, your 2NT is inviting to game so you’re on the right track. Let’s look at North’s bidding first, though, and it’ll make more sense.
      When North doubles and then bids 1NT it shows a very strong hand. A 1NT overcall shows 16-18. A double and then 1NT, which is what North did, should be at least that strong if not stronger.

      As far as North is concerned, he’s already shown a strong hand and if you invite to game he correctly says to himself “Well, I’ve shown a strong but I have nothing more than I’ve already promised so I can’t accept the invitation”.

      So with your 8 points you have enough to go straight to game yourself. Don’t bother inviting to game, just bid it knowing that North will supply all those goodies.

      I hope that makes sense, but let me know.

  16. jan1 says:

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

  17. cgray says:

    Nice to have a good result on hand 10, especially after a very bad result on number 9.
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – – P P
    1 X P 2
    P 3N P P
    P

  18. bowman says:

    Bid 3nt 2nd time. Making 11 tricks
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – – P P
    1 X P 1
    P 1N P 3N
    P P P

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