Play Bridge | 14 06 2018 | Hand 2 | ♠AQ4 ♥Q3 ♦K96532 ♣Q7
June 14, 2018
Play Bridge | 14 06 2018 | Hand 10 | ♠A7 ♥ ♦Q954 ♣AKQJ842
June 14, 2018

Play Bridge | 14 06 2018 | Hand 7 | ♠KQ86 ♥63 ♦J93 ♣J875

06 14, 2018 - Hand 7
KQ86_63_J93_J875

3 Comments

  1. socks says:

    Played two rounds of spades then started on the clubs, taking e/w down. First time I played I lead a trump on the third round. This was not a smart move as nth played the King which was taken by the ace. Must be learning ?

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

  2. miekiemoo says:

    Why did north lead an A heart and then a small heart? I took that as a doubleton.
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – – – P
    1 X P 1
    2 P 2 P
    P P

    • graeme says:

      North didn’t have AH, @miekiemoo. Did you mean AS? That will be because you replied 1S to North’s takeout double. I know you’re not promising anything with the 1S bid because North made you bid something but, given that you did bid 1S, that’s where your strength is mostly likely to be. Notice that North has an awkward decision to make, anyway. Whatever suit he leads could be bad.

      Note, too, that North is unlikely to have a doubleton spade on this hand anyway. He has doubled for takeout showing support for the unbid suits. You can be pretty sure he’ll have three or four spades in this case.

      It’s great that you were thinking about what the lead meant, by the way. An ace lead without the King will often be a doubleton, so nice thinking. There are just a few more considerations on this hand, though.

      Hope that makes sense. Keep up the good work!

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