Play Bridge | 06 06 2018 | Hand 1 | ♠AJ974 ♥Q9 ♦AQ64 ♣A9

06 06, 2018 - Hand 1
AJ974_Q9_AQ64_A9

20 Comments

  1. graeme says:

    1S is always much more fun than 7S. Lots more opportunity in these low level contracts, I think.


    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos.
    Auction
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  2. choceclaire says:

    Thanks Graeme very helpful as I hadn’t got the extra trick.
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
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  3. suec88 says:

    great video thanks for that Graeme 🙂
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
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  4. lorraineb says:

    Thank you, Graeme. Always appreciate your wise advice and how to get that extra trick.

    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
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  5. Well played Graeme:

    Just a note to add that if west discards a diamond on the third club lead, he/she is able to ruff the 4th round of diamonds, forcing dummy to over ruff, resulting in the loss of another heart trick. Better to play out the diamonds, before the clubs, giving west no chance to discard a diamond, imo.
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, strong twos.
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  6. halfri says:

    Made 9 tricks in 1s. I am very lucky as I was playing it as a no trump and was very surprised when what I thought was a sure winner was lost. Then I checked the contract. All’s well that ends well. I wish I could say this is the first time I have done that….
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
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    – P P 1
    P P P

  7. 1spade made 8
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
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  8. player4 says:

    Thanks for the video @graeme but my opponents took the first 2 tricks in hearts, which seems completely logical given that west led a heart, east returned one. I could only make 9 tricks, even after watching!
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, strong twos.
    Auction
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    P P P

  9. vals says:

    So simple when you explain it like that @graeme . Now I need to work things out like that and I’ll be fine ! Thanks – good video
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, strong twos.
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  10. Bid & played in 1nt trump 1st going down. Rebid 1 Spade which was obviously the better choice & made with one over.
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, strong notrump, strong twos.
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  11. coombes1952 says:

    @graeme…I am not able to view your videos using the loom software

  12. bala1954 says:

    @graeme Video did not show up for me either.
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
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  13. riverbank says:

    Video is very helpful, but how did 3 players manage to get to 4 spades? Was it the result of a different opening bid or just a gutsy partner?
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos.
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  14. beaparker says:

    @graeme. Thanks for the lesson on counting patterns. I’m useless at maths and count the points individually. Excellent video.
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, strong twos.
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  15. haldor says:

    Very helpful video. Wondered where that tenth trick came from.
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, strong twos, transfers.
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  16. sunshine402 says:

    I was able to artificially get to 4 spades after looking at the scores..
    Card play was same as in one spade.
    Opponents allowed me to set up diamonds.
    Drew trumps gave up the queen.
    Cashed the diamond jack.
    Crossed to hand cashed ace and queen of diamonds.
    Then I forced them to choose their discards between hearts and clubs by leading the last two trumps.
    Why one of them didn’t save a club doesn’t compute but allowed me to make four.
    How anybody got to four is a mystery, beyond gutsy.
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
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