Play Bridge | 07 07 2018 | Hand 1 | ♠T65 ♥KJ95 ♦8652 ♣Q8

07 07, 2018 - Hand 1
T65_KJ95_8652_Q8

46 Comments

  1. jms says:

    Why didn’t my partner lead back a heart so I could take with the King or Jack?
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, strong twos.
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    2 P 2N P
    3N P 4N P
    P P

  2. nmein says:

    I was wondering the same thing jms.
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, weak twos.
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  3. Mine did
    Clearly my partner is cleverer
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, strong twos.
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    2 P 2N P
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    P P

  4. paws says:

    So strange. I thought the same jms

    Bidding System: 5 card majors, weak notrump, weak twos.
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    2 P 2N

  5. suztay says:

    So ridiculous that the computer plays this hand differently at different times. Surely, partner would lead back a heart??
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, weak twos, transfers.
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    – P P P
    2 P 2N P
    3N P 4N P
    P P

    • kbalagopal says:

      @suztay probably not a time difference, but a difference in the lead, and the discards :-/
      Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
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      2 P 2N P
      3N P 4N P
      P P

  6. rreynolds says:

    Same here – I led a heart but it wasn’t returned – odd!
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, weak notrump, strong twos.
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  7. lyubenivanov says:

    My partner didn’t return a heart either… It is a small consolation that the majority of the other players were affected by the same issue…
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
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    2 P 2N P
    3N P 4N P
    P P

  8. suztay says:

    From replaying this hand, it would seem that the computer is using a discard system of discarding the suit wanted.
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, weak twos, transfers.
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    – P P P
    2 P 2N P
    3N P 4N P
    P P

    • player4 says:

      @suztay I think you’re on the money here. First time around, usual play, they made 12 tricks. Second attempt, by discarding a heart partner choose to lead me one, they make 10 tricks.
      Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, strong twos.
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      – P P P
      2 P 2N P
      3N P 4N P
      P P

    • choceclaire says:

      @suztay;player4; yes tried it again too and sth playing a heart the first time they can’t follow suit gets nth to lead a heart back rather than a spade! Does anyone play like that..? Just seems weird to me. Will leave for the experts.
      Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, weak twos, transfers.
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      2 P 2N P
      3N P 4N P
      P P

  9. trevor says:

    I get quite frustrated with this site, why did not my partner return hearts to me once lead was obtained????
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, strong twos, transfers.
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    – P P P
    2 P 2N P
    3N P 4N P
    P P

  10. chracol says:

    Yes. Not good. The H return is mandatory in NT after the initial lead clears the AH and EW avoids the suit. With the contract making 6 the percentage in the daily results is 75% which makes them rather meaningless. Return of a heart and 4NT is one light.
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, weak twos.
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    – P P P
    2 P 2N P
    3N P 4N P
    P P

  11. snowwhite says:

    @suztay – My thoughts exactly. The first time I led a heart and later, when partner took a trick I discarded a spade to save my hearts. Partner then led a spade, notwithstanding the original heart lead. On replay I discarded a heart and partner led a heart.
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos.
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    – P P P
    2 P 2N P
    3N P 4N P
    P P

  12. pcorywri says:

    Graeme and Tina – failure of N to lead back a heart is surely a programming issue?

    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, strong twos, transfers.
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  13. chracol says:

    Haha. What is even more frustrating is that I played the hand as North and when I won the JC led a heart rag to South who played the JH and then returned a spade. Made two tricks this time. South is sitting with the KH and the 9H and does not compute the correct response. Is this intentional or a programming glitch?
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, weak twos.
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    2 P 2N P
    3N P 4N P
    P P

  14. holley says:

    Partner did not lead back a heart. Hells bells.
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, weak twos, transfers.
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    2 P 2N P
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  15. daisy08 says:

    I think the computer needs tweaking – it clearly has favourites!! Alanintoronto why were you so lucky to have a heart led back to you??????
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
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    2 P 2N P
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    P P

  16. rosiel says:

    Same here
    Come on Graham, the computer needs to go back to basic lessons
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, weak notrump, weak twos, transfers.
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  17. beaparker says:

    I was waiting for a Heart return too. How frustrating.
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, strong twos.
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    – P P P
    2 P 2N P
    3N P 4N P
    P P

  18. graybill says:

    @jms @carl The first time I played this hand I led a heart as you did and discarded a spade when partner won his JC. He then led a spade. The second time I discarded a heart when he won his JC and he then led me a heart and they only made 10 tricks. The first time they made 12. Maybe the robots do read signals.
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, weak twos.
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    – P P P
    2 P 2N P
    3N P 4N P
    P P

  19. beaparker says:

    Played the hand again and this time discarded a heart and N led a Heart back and managed to get their contract to ten tricks.
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, strong twos.
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    2 P 2N P
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  20. wilma says:

    Wilma

    I also found that in discarding 9H partner lead back a heart.
    3 Tricks in the bag!

    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
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    – P P P
    2 P 2N P
    3N P 4N P
    P P

  21. AgnesMin25 says:

    I waited for heart return but it never arrived!!
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, strong twos, transfers.
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    – P P P
    2 P 2N P
    3N P 4N P
    P P

  22. So frustrating we need a lesson how to get N to return what we led
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
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    – P P P
    2 P 2N P
    3N P 4N P
    P P

  23. I led a diamond, they made 11. Might be interesting playing it from north’s point of view?
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, strong notrump, strong twos.
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    – P P P
    2 P 2N P
    3N P 4N P
    P P

  24. Played north, returned ptns heart, saved one trick overall.
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, strong notrump, strong twos.
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    2 P 2N P
    3N P 4N P
    P P

  25. lynng says:

    @suztay I lead a heart on opening lead. partner didn’t lead it back. There isn’t a clearer signal than this one is there @graeme?
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
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    2 P 2N P
    3N P 4N P
    P P

  26. linda2009 says:

    arrrrrr – and between us we had 8 hearts, K down-
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
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    2 P 2N P
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  27. The same cards at each game I cant understand It has never done this before an I can’t enjoy bridge on line. Any help please Ann mason
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, strong twos.
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  28. jms My Question Also
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  29. alanintoronto Lucky You
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
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  30. squarepeg61 says:

    Each time I played South, E/W made a small slam. Played for one hand as North and we held them to ten tricks.


    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
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    2 P 2N P
    3N P 4N P
    P P

  31. mcfluff says:

    I replayed with a lead indicator of 3hs between their 2Nt and 3 as I had thought better of this initially. I led out a low heart and even with these 2 commands, North led a S when he won the lead….hmm needs checking .
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, weak twos.
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    – P P P
    2 P 2N 3
    3N P 4N P
    P P

  32. judywallace says:

    As with above partner failed to lead back a heart — hearts could have been finessed but partner led straight into dummy’s strength, This has happened before in no trump contracts —
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
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    – P P P
    2 P 2N P
    3N P 4N P
    P P

  33. mr-timair says:

    @graeme I thought responses to Blackwood 4NT & 5NT were always forcing?

    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
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    P P

  34. aabridg says:

    Partner led a heart – took 3 tricks
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
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    2 P 2N P
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    P P

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