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Finessing

How do you finesse the heart suit?

bridge game Finessing
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Carolynne
Carolynne says:
4 clubs
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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DK21420
DK21420 says:
What a game. Bid 3 NT but could make 12 tricks
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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DK21420
DK21420 says:
Can any body suggest me how to reach contract of 6NT in this hand, because it is not that tough to make it.
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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LynnG
LynnG says:
Well 59 of us made 99%. It doesn’t get much better. I suspected we might have a slam. Thought about bidding 3 D for a game try suit hoping P would say 3 NT. Then I could bid 4 C asking for aces.
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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dizzyauxy52emma
I tried bidding this hand twice but still got it badly wrong. Each time I offered N an "invitational bid" to go on to game but he passed. Should I therefore have been the one to go straight to 3NT as 3 suits were covered and I also held the AD?
4 card majors, Strong 2 bids, Weak NT.
hagleyjazz
I was in game but the wrong one. Would love to see how to.bid this jerk properly
4 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Weak NT, Transfers.
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hagleyjazz
Jetk...oops ....hand
4 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Weak NT, Transfers.
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Feltjen
Feltjen says:
Play the 10H from the north, first time you loose it to the Ace in west, go to dummy again and play a small heart for the 9 and keep going. You will make 12 :)
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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JulieE
JulieE says:
Very please made 12 first time round,not sure how you know to bid the slam though, although I did think I had 11 points to begin with when I in fact had 15 so that didn't help!
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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JohnG
JohnG says:
Made 12 - thought about 4NT asking - should have done so
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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ColinDooling
Got left high and dry in 2C first time (making 6 which was gutting!). Finally managed to take the bidding to 6NT though. Not sure if it was done correctly though.....
4 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Weak NT, Transfers.
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JohnG
JohnG says:
Tried again - a number of ways to make 6NT -
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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Spitfire
Spitfire says:
Just because it makes 12 doesn't mean its biddable !................There's only 27 points there afterall .!..........Put the Queen of Hearts in West hand and it definitely wouldn't make .
4 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Weak NT, Transfers.
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MariaGee
MariaGee says:
Way to go made 10
4 card majors, Strong 2 bids, Weak NT.
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vfishey
vfishey says:
Thanks Spitfire I made 12 like most people but agree about the QH thanks
4 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Weak NT, Transfers.
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crookedlane
I wanted to respond 2NT first but followed hint..ended up making 12 as others did
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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CJEANJ
CJEANJ says:
I bid 3C to show my strength. What did partner pass with an opening hand?
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT.
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ellie46
ellie46 says:
I didn't follow the suggestions for bidding. N bid 1C, I bid 1H, N said 1S, I said 4C, N said 4H and and I said 6H and we made it! Try it!
5 card majors, Strong 2 bids, Strong NT.
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SquarePeg61
Played the hand twice, both times in 3NT. Made nine tricks the first time and 11 the second time.

5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT.
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BrentT
BrentT says:
Nice hand to play. Made 12 easily first time up. With only 27 points I do not see how anyone could bid a slam. It only makes because of a favourable split.
4 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Weak NT, Transfers.
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Saml
Saml says:
I bid 3C over partners 1S- a jump. Why would partner pass? Made 6C With luck with the QH.
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT.
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Collar
Collar says:
Made 12 tricks
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Weak NT, Transfers.
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lolli9
lolli9 says:
Oh well. What ever happened to the saying, If you can see the tricks, TAKE THEM. Anyway, I went back again and played the hand and did the finessing which game me 12.
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT.
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granzzee
granzzee says:
1C 5C. Made 12 tricks
4 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT.
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steamboatbill
@Graeme: I don't know why my partner put the brakes on at 2N - can you explain that? - but made 12 tricks, no problem. In my view, bidding 6 is not really justifiable, but the cards lay well. As to how to play the H: you have plenty of entries, so lead the 10. Find the Q on your right, and 12 tricks are there for the taking.
1C (N)-1H-1S-2N.
Swan
Swan says:
Made all tricks in 3nt.  »impasse » of hearts from North (play the 10) to South, immediately after having taken the diamond with the king in North because I still control the diamonds with my ace. West takes with the ace (he doesn’t have the queen!). Rest is piece of cake ! Redo the « impasse » at north, getting there with A/K spades..
With 15 points and no long color suit I couldn’t bid slam.. I might have been tempted with 18+.
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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Rita928
Rita928 says:
Why does p not bid agin when I jump to 2nt to show at least opening
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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Alchemist
Alchemist says:
Please, a 3-3 break AND the Queen on right side .. ? That's NOT a good slam to be in .. (about 20%?)
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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davina12
davina12 says:
I should have bid 1NT opening I had 15 HP and 1 doubleton Obviously the contract should have been 3NT
4 card majors, Strong 2 bids, Weak NT.
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DexterMorrison
Double finess low from dummy?
jan1
jan1 says:
Made 12. Won K♦️Then played clubs. They threw away hearts. So lost 1 ❤️
4 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Weak NT, Transfers.
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Rita928
Rita928 says:
I thought 2N showed a better hand, where 1H, could be just responding to a minor opening with a 4 card major and 6 to 9 points! Ended up in NT anyway!
judyjunkin
I thought As Rita did that 2 NT showed a good hand. I made 5 and could have made 12. I don't know why N did not go to 3 NT at last.
5 card majors, Strong 2 bids, Strong NT.
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Delta
Delta says:
Let HT run then finessed Queen. Made 12
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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cvijay
cvijay says:
Thanks for sending nice hand to us
4 card majors, Strong 2 bids, Weak NT.
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Silverdell
Bid 1nt making 12 obviously not giving enough message to partner blub !
4 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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Jo6030
Jo6030 says:
Please keep sending me the bridge games. Thanks
chini
chini says:
Made 12 tricks, not the first time though. It’s all in playing the hearts, being patient, thinking and leading from the dummy. Great hand!
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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Gits
Gits says:
3NT South NS 11 - EW 2
I managed 11 but to score showed 9. A little wierd.
5 card majors, Strong 2 bids, Strong NT.
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Roberto
Roberto says:
Bid 3 no trumps - made 4
5 card majors, Weak 2 bids, Strong NT, Transfers.
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Poppingpopcorn
Gosh what a lot of comments! My usual opening gambit failed...tried to be too clever. Thinking again....
4 card majors, Strong 2 bids, Strong NT.
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Poppingpopcorn
Was sensible on replay & bid 3 nt, making 10. But boring!
4 card majors, Strong 2 bids, Strong NT.
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