Discover the Distribution

07 23, 2018 - Hand 3
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Just to make sure you’ve really gotten the hang of the hand patterns, Graeme and Bajir are back with another video for you! As before, they use their memory of the common hand shapes to figure out the lay of the cards.

This skill is so important that it’s worth forgetting about your scores for a couple of weeks until you master it. Just practice recognizing the hand patterns and use that to get a good count of the hand.

Even though keeping track of so many cards seems like a daunting task, take it slowly and work your way up with small steps. Nailing a skill like this will do wonders for your game, and we here at Sky Bridge Club are here to help you all along the way!

9 Comments

  1. janemart says:

    Oops. Got in a right muddle there – I ended up leading hearts from South and Diamonds from North. About as contrary to common sense as could be.
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, strong twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – – – 1N
    P 2 P 2
    P 2N P P
    P

  2. vals says:

    I was trapped beautifully by W E .They kept me in the wrong hand all the time .
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, strong twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – – – 1N
    P 2 P 2
    P 2N P P
    P

  3. player4 says:

    Tell me why you went to 3NT please @Helen. Do you perhaps play strong twos? Or, more likely, did I miss something?
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, strong twos.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – – – 1N
    P 2 P 2
    P 2N P P
    P

    • helen says:

      @player4 You didn’t miss anything, it’s just that North responds differently here according to whether one opens a weak or strong NT. I was playing a strong (15-17) NT, so I opened 1C and simply bid 1NT over partner’s 1D response. He then took the bull by the horns and raced off into 3NT without consulting me!
      Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
      Auction
      W N E S
      – – – 1
      P 1 P 1N
      P 3N P P
      P

  4. bidagainlove says:

    I paid attention the second time and made 3NT. Made the diamonds good.
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – – – 1
    P 1 P 1
    P 2N P P
    P

  5. kbalagopal says:

    ugh I didn’t like the 8 losers in my hand especially with opponents bidding spades…missed out on the NT game. rats!
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – – – P
    1 2 P 3
    P P P

  6. debdaniels says:

    Works if S declares.
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – – – 1
    P 1 P 1N
    P 3N P P
    P

  7. blondie58 says:

    yowsah! That was brutal lol 🙂
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
    Auction
    W N E S
    – – – 1
    P 1 P 1
    P 2N P P
    P

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