Play Bridge | 12 06 2018 | Hand 4 | ♠K52 ♥9652 ♦J975 ♣A7
June 12, 2018
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June 13, 2018

Play Bridge | 13 06 2018 | Hand 1 | ♠Q976 ♥JT87542 ♦KT ♣

06 13, 2018 - Hand 1
Q976_JT87542_KT_

21 Comments

  1. mariagee says:

    WOW right bid for us 9 – 4 could have done better, but happy with that.
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, weak twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 1 2 X
    3 P P 3
    P 3 P P
    P

    • bajir says:

      @mariagee I went to 4 and wish I hadn’t! Sheesh – I already felt bad about my biding, now I feel bad about how I played it! 🙁 Gotta try again…
      Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
      Auction
      W N E S
      – 1 2 X
      3 P P 3
      P 3 P 4
      P P P

  2. rahamrick says:

    I think that 3 Diamonds is the right contract. The first time around, I tried to be clever, and went down 2. On replay, I simply knocked out he opponents trumps and we made 10.
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 1 2 2
    3 3 P P
    P

  3. annettelarke says:

    Happy we stayed with three spades.
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 1 2 X
    3 P P 3
    P 3 P P
    P

  4. jckspa says:

    Ace of clubs led, but just look how effective a trump lead would have been? Our 3S would have been a forlorn hope.
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 1 2 X
    3 P P 3
    P 3 P P
    P

  5. impatti says:

    Will someone please tell me how they made 9 tricks. I tried 3x’s and still can only get 8 tricks.
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 1 2 X
    3 P P 3
    P 3 P P
    P

  6. terrypause says:

    @impatti…i won my AK diamonds…after trumping the lead….then cross trumped the rest…theres probably a better way…but hey ho
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 1 2 X
    3 P P 3
    P 3 P P
    P

  7. ted80 says:

    3 NT turned out to be the right bid, but very scary with both missing a suit.
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, strong twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 1 2 3
    P 3N P P
    P

  8. liagra says:

    thought it was worth jumping straight to 3H,partner went NT, E & W discarded D ,made 5 diamond tricks.
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, weak twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 1 2 3
    P 3N P P
    P

  9. franny says:

    First time round I went 4 H and went down but tried again and my partner went 3 NT and we made 10! I ofcourse got the biggest surprise!
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, strong twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 1 2 3
    P 3N P P
    P

  10. zeke10077 says:

    Uh-oh accedentully preempted my own partner
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, strong twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 1 2 3
    P 3N P 4
    P P P

  11. Well done @peppat!
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, strong notrump, strong twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 1 2 3
    P 3N P 4
    P P P

  12. gupgop says:

    That was a bit much partner. You had a decent hand but you might have produced one heart for your raise.
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, strong twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 1 2 2
    3 3 P 3
    P 4 P P
    P

    • graeme says:

      Well, you bid a new suit at the 2 level and then bid again when partner made a non forcing bid so I think you can share some of the responsibility there, @gupgop. Maybe just a negative double on the first round and then bid hearts so partner knows you’re weak. Or just pass on the first round and then bids hearts. I know your shape is good and the KD looks helpful but your bidding is showing a stronger hand.

  13. gupgop says:

    Yes I was a bit forward. On the other hand I would need a mighty heart suit to make game opposite a void and would probably then have done more over 2. Let me think about your alternatives which are a good deal more subtle.

    • graeme says:

      @gupgop, if you did have a mighty heart suit you would bid 2H and then 3H, right? That’s what you did and so North presumes you have a mighty heart suit. On that auction North doesn’t need hearts to help you out, he needs quick tricks in the other suits. He has AK and A, just about the perfect cards.

      One of the hardest things to do in bridge is to make the right bid while you’re looking at your cards! When you can see your own cards it’s easy to imagine your bids will show partner exactly what you have. If you can get to the stage where you can look just at the auction and imagine what your partner will imagine you have then you’ll really be smoking. Not sure if I put that well, but hopefully it makes some sense. ( Smoking hot, not smoking a cigarette, of course. )

  14. 997maybe says:

    Slipped up on the first try but got it on the second….Happy to get a second chance.
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – 1 2 X
    3 P P 3
    P 3 P P
    P

  15. squarepeg61 says:

    E/W ended up in 3C. Got them down one.


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

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