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July 24, 2015
Learn Bridge | CardPlayNT | Hand 1
August 8, 2015

Learn Bridge | Reverses | Hand 1

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  1. Profile photo of impatti impatti says:

    Played 2D, made 2D.
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    P 1 P 2
    P P P

  2. After partner responds 1D, what should you bid? If you bid 2D, you are correct! Did you bid something else?

    Watch Tina coach Bajir through this hand as he learns the hard way what can happen if you ignore the barrier principle.
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    – P P 1
    P 1 P 2
    P P P

  3. After partner responds 1D, what should you bid? If you bid 2D, you are correct! Did you bid something else?

    Watch @Tina coach @Bajir through this hand as he learns the hard way what can happen if you ignore the barrier principle.

  4. Profile photo of rahamrick rahamrick says:

    Bid 2D, made 3
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    P 1 P 2
    P P P

  5. Profile photo of monica monica says:

    bid 2 made 3
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    P 1 P 2
    P P P

  6. I first played it in 1 No Trump and made 1 No Trump. I then played it in 2 Diamonds and make 3.
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    P 1 P 2
    P P P

  7. Profile photo of overtonmark overtonmark says:

    bid 2, made 3. Nothing fancy.
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    P 1 P 2
    P P P

  8. Profile photo of louisiana louisiana says:

    Bided 2 D, made 8 tricks.

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    P 1 P 2
    P P P

  9. Profile photo of nevillet nevillet says:

    Bid 2D and made 2D…
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    P 1 P 2
    P P P

  10. Profile photo of martablack martablack says:

    Bid 2 Diamonds, made 2 diamonds.
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    P 1 P 2
    P P P

  11. Profile photo of kalynpress kalynpress says:

    Bid 2 made 3
    First tried 3 NT oops went down badly I bid hearts as my 2nd suit with 4 hearts but my partner took me to 3NT and major oops.
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    P 1 P 2
    P P P

  12. Profile photo of toos toos says:

    I played 1no trump
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    P 1 P 1N
    P P P

  13. Bid two, made three.
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    P 1 P 2
    P P P

  14. Profile photo of says:

    bid int made 3
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  15. Profile photo of spungee spungee says:

    Bid 1NT made 10. Went for drop of KD. Dangerous though, 2D safer.

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    P 1 P 1N
    P P P

  16. Profile photo of pfredrix pfredrix says:

    Straightforward hand. 2 D makes 3.

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    P 1 P 2
    P P P

  17. Profile photo of mahtab78 mahtab78 says:

    bid 2 d made 2
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  18. Profile photo of mahtab78 mahtab78 says:

    bid 2 d made 2
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  19. Profile photo of mahtab78 mahtab78 says:

    weak reverse 2d made 3
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  20. Profile photo of mahtab78 mahtab78 says:

    weak reverse 2d made 3
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  21. Profile photo of waltnaj waltnaj says:

    I played 2D made 3 should perhaps gone for 3

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  22. Profile photo of chini chini says:

    Bid 2D, made 2.
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    P 1 P 2
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  23. Profile photo of wagiii wagiii says:

    Bid 3nt…and only made 2… Spades cost the game…and the diamond sluff did not go so down 1…
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    P 1 P 2
    P 3N P P
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  24. Profile photo of richardroe richardroe says:

    3d making 3. 3nt goes 3 light if perfect defense?
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    P 1 P 2
    P P P

  25. Profile photo of paulines paulines says:

    Can spungee demonstrate how he made 10 in nt’s with 7 losers?
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    P 1 P 2
    P 3N P P
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  26. Profile photo of collar collar says:

    I bid 1d then 2nt togive partner point count, played in 3nt. but went down
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  27. Profile photo of bstring65 bstring65 says:

    I bid 1d then 1nt and partner raised to 2nt. I figured we didn’t have enough for game and left it at 2nt and made 10 tricks. Why should I have bid 3nt?
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  28. After partner responds 1D, what should you bid? If you bid 2D, you are correct! Did you bid something else?

    Watch Tina coach Bajir through this hand as he learns the hard way what can happen if you ignore the barrier principle.
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    – P P 1
    P 1 P 2
    P P P

  29. Profile photo of bstring65 bstring65 says:

    Played again but went to 3nt. But I didn’t clear clubs before establishing diamonds. Only made 7!
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    P 1 P 1N
    P 2N P 3N
    P P P

  30. Profile photo of impatti impatti says:

    bid 2D, made 2D
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  31. Profile photo of impatti impatti says:

    Bid 2D, made 3D this time.
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    P 1 P 2
    P P P

  32. Profile photo of imdench imdench says:

    followed the principles and made 3d instead of the bid 2d.All good but suspect on club night this would,nt score well
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  33. Profile photo of sbc24983524 sbc24983524 says:

    i bid 1nt made3nt
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  34. Profile photo of debdaniels debdaniels says:

    Bid 2D made 3D. Bid 1NT made 1 NT. interesting player makes 3 NT. Poor defense in my book.
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    P 1 P 1N
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  35. Profile photo of mayroses mayroses says:

    Using reverse/barrier rules ended up in 2 D and made it.
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    P 1 P 2
    P P P

  36. Profile photo of sbc30061059 sbc30061059 says:

    Bid 3NT Cleared all clubs after loosing first few rounds to hearts, then took the diamonds.
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    P 1 P 2N
    P 3N P P
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  37. Profile photo of collar collar says:

    2nd go I rebid 2diamonds. And made contract
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    P 1 P 2
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  38. Profile photo of katerina katerina says:

    Bid 2 diamonds and made 2 diamonds

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    P 1 P 2
    P P P

  39. Profile photo of katerina katerina says:

    This time tried 3 no trumps and made 4 nt
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    P 1 P 2N
    P 3N P P
    P

  40. Profile photo of whizkid whizkid says:

    People that are bidding 3nt in this auction are missing the point of the reverse bid and how the no trump structured bids work. When you pass 2 of your first suit on your second bid you promise more points. But jumping to 2nt is even a bigger hand. (For this post I will assume 16-18 HCPs for 1nt openings and that you use 3 points in your ranges of nt hands.) If you as opener opens 1 of a suit and then rebid 1nt as your rebid you show a balanced hand with 13-15 hcps. Open 1NT with 16-18. The next range is 19-21 hcps. When you open 1 of a suit and jump to 2nt over your partners 1 of a suit bid you show 19-21 hcps. This is even stronger that a minimum reverse bid 16 . For this auction 2nt is an over bid by a long shot as you only have 12 hcps.

    The second point to go along with this is you need to take a realistic look at what you would make against real defenders and not a computer. (Especially if you are really trying to learn the game) Against real defenders (more often that not) you are down at 3nt before you even begin. And even if the defense does not find the heart switch right away after running 4 spade tricks off the top surly they will find it after the diamond finesse loses. If you look at all four hands you will notice that you have 7 losers off the top (4 spades and 3 hearts) this alone should show that 3nt is not a very good contract as the hcps are just not there. But even if the heart switch is not found right away any average defense should get 4 spades off the top and then wait for their diamond trick to come to them to set the contract.

    If you are playing for fun then it is no bid deal, but if you are really trying to improve your game, you need to double check your results to make sure that they are really that realistic with the way the cards lie.
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    P 1 P 2
    P P P

  41. Profile photo of ghulamale ghulamale says:

    Agre with previous player. Cannot possibly rebid NT , correct 2D
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    P 1 P 2
    P P P

  42. Profile photo of joanbrookes joanbrookes says:

    Bid 2D and made three. (Spelling?? Is this Australian spelling or American?? For me ‘defence’ is the correct spelling, not ‘defense’.

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    P 1 P 2
    P P P

  43. Bid 2D and made 2 diamonds
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    P 1 P 2
    P P P

  44. Profile photo of x500x x500x says:

    bid 3nt made 4nt
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    P 1 P 2N
    P 3N P P
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  45. Profile photo of najat najat says:

    Bid 2 D made 3
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    P 1 P 2
    P P P

  46. Profile photo of rogerh rogerh says:

    Bid 3D made 2
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    P 1 P 2
    P 2 P 2
    P 3 P 3
    P P P

  47. Profile photo of collar collar says:

    Bid 2 diamonds. Made 3
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    P 1 P 2
    P P P

  48. Profile photo of joanbrookes joanbrookes says:

    Oh well! I opened 1D, partner bid 2C, I reversed with 16pts and bid 2H, partner bid 3NT. Ouch, went down on each try. Was it wrong to reverse in this case?

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    P 1 P 2
    P 3N P P
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  49. Profile photo of golfclub golfclub says:

    Bid 2D made 8trucks
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    P 1 P 2
    P P P

  50. Profile photo of valjef valjef says:

    Bid 2D made 9 tricks
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    P 1 P 2
    P P P

  51. Profile photo of huntert huntert says:

    bid 2–made 3
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  52. Profile photo of dbailey46 dbailey46 says:

    Bid 2D made 4
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    P 1 P 2
    P P P

  53. Profile photo of rogerh rogerh says:

    Read the lesson again went 2d this time and made 3 that’s bridge for you
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    P 1 P 2
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  54. Profile photo of melritchie melritchie says:

    Bid 2 diamonds and made 4. Good lesson on barriers.

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    P 1 P 2
    P P P

  55. Profile photo of carolecat carolecat says:

    Bid 2D, made 3D. Bid 1NT first time for no particular reason. Thanks for good lesson (even though it didn’t “take” the first time) and whizkid for explaining why 1 NT is a really bad bid. I can tell that we play different systems, but it holds true nonetheless. 🙂


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    P 1 P 2
    P P P

  56. Profile photo of puestadelsol puestadelsol says:

    Bid 2d and made it

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    P 1 P 2
    P P P

  57. Profile photo of pamcook pamcook says:

    Working on the principle of the reverse bid I played in 1NT and made it (more points than 2D )! Partner did not support D and I had only 5d in hand.
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    P 1 P 1N
    P P P

  58. Profile photo of jan2bridge jan2bridge says:

    Thank you wizkid. Did not make 3nt. The lesson made me realize my mistake.
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    P 1 P 2
    P 3N P P
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  59. Profile photo of gjaqua gjaqua says:

    My auction went the same way as yours jan2bridge – my reverse play was 2H after the 1D, same as yours, (hope I’m correct here!). Ended up in 3NT and managed them.
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    P 1 P 2
    P 3N P P
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  60. Profile photo of ivam ivam says:

    Used reverse bid, weak opener, stayed with 2D, made 3.

    I believe this is the right idea, not stronger enough for NT.
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    P 1 P 2
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  61. Profile photo of sbc35691129 sbc35691129 says:

    Played 2d made 3 and happy with that result
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  62. Profile photo of sbc14897513 sbc14897513 says:

    Amazing how many players, presumably having read rhe rules for reverse bidding, completely ignored them!
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    P 1 P 2
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  63. Profile photo of irenevw irenevw says:

    I bid 2 diamonds and made 1. I saw the reverse bid potential here. Thanks for a good lesson.
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    P 1 P 2
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  64. Profile photo of irenevw irenevw says:

    That last comment should have read, I made 2 plus 1.
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  65. Profile photo of dyadoiv dyadoiv says:

    Well, its every thing true in whizkid conclutions. But its not satisfying us, cse players want to get some more then a Safety contract nd game. 2 Ds contract is boring.. 2 NT-will be falae… I bid on 2d pound 1NT and easy made 3. After the Hs and all Cs taking with AD- its falling single K… That enough satisfying. Not made game, but made a v. nice %u0432overtricks.
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  66. Profile photo of spauls3 spauls3 says:

    bid 1d then 2d made 3d. Neither finesse worked. Cleared opponents diamonds and made 4c 4d and 1h.
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  67. After partner responds 1D, what should you bid? If you bid 2D, you are correct!

    Watch Tina coach Bajir through this hand as he learns the hard way what can happen if you ignore the barrier principle.

  68. Profile photo of margie margie says:

    Bid 2D and made 3.
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  69. Profile photo of maitai maitai says:

    Knowing partner has 4 spades, my second bid is 1NT showing minimum points.
    I thought to repeat Diamonds is to show 6 of this suit.
    1NT makes.
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    P 1 P 1N
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  70. Profile photo of powerofpawn powerofpawn says:

    Bid 2D and made 2D.

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  71. Profile photo of ginny13 ginny13 says:

    made 2d.
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  72. Profile photo of jennymac jennymac says:

    Bid 2d made 4
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    P 1 P 2
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  73. Profile photo of waxing2 waxing2 says:

    Playing ACOL. Bid 2D made 2. No reverse bid to 2H as not enough points. Although just as a note, this points limit on a reverse bid does not apply if the reverse bid is at the one level.
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  74. Profile photo of denfor denfor says:

    Bid 1NT as 2H would be a reverse. Made 3 NT.

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  75. Profile photo of michael102 michael102 says:

    Bid 2D, made 2
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  76. After many variations & getting nowhere, bid 2 diamonds & made 9
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  77. Profile photo of ladymamala5 ladymamala5 says:

    Bid 2 Diamonds and made 3
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  78. Profile photo of dcatjones dcatjones says:

    Bid 2 Diamonds and made 4…I thought we could not rebid a 5 card suit…Can we? I was tempted to bid the clubs as my second bid…
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  79. Profile photo of mahtab78 mahtab78 says:

    cntract was 2d made 3
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  80. Profile photo of thetagal thetagal says:

    I learned a lesson. Normally I never rebid a 5 card minor, only rebid a six. So I bid 1 NT. Now I know there is a time to rebid the five card suit, if it is strong and NT really doen’t seem optimal.
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  81. Profile photo of baglady baglady says:

    bid 2 D made 3
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  82. Profile photo of najat najat says:

    Bid 3 NT down 1 @ Tina .I’ll try to play it again and see if i can do better.
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  83. Profile photo of twocents twocents says:

    Bid 3NT, played it twice and went down twice.
    Bid 2D and made 4…
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    P P P

  84. Profile photo of jb4400 jb4400 says:

    3NT down 1
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  85. Bird 2 made 2
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  86. Profile photo of joanbrookes joanbrookes says:

    It was not on to reverse as there were not 16 points in my hand. Bid 2 Diamonds and made two. Was 3NT there?

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  87. Profile photo of joanbrookes joanbrookes says:

    It was not on to reverse as there were not 16 points in my hand. Bid 2 Diamonds and made two. Was 3NT there?

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    P 1 P 2
    P P P

  88. Profile photo of jhgj jhgj says:

    Bid 2D, made 3 without cashing ace of clubs. Game wasn’t on (in Diamonds) but I think 4D could have made
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  89. Profile photo of jennifa3 jennifa3 says:

    Played this hand twice. 1NT each time. 2nd attempt 9 tricks made. J
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  90. Profile photo of pegal pegal says:

    3 N/T bid and made
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  91. Profile photo of eviefox eviefox says:

    Bid 2 made 2D.
    Minimum points opener and no great
    strength in partner’s or any other suit.
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    P 1 P 2
    P P P

  92. Profile photo of pippyw pippyw says:

    I showed my hearts and partner went 3NT and I made 3NT, I played carefully!!
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    P 1 P 2
    P 3N P P
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  93. I did not bid 2 H on my 2nd bid as I only had 12 hcp so bid 1NT which made 7 tricks. Will try again for more tricks but I think the hands that made 9 tricks in NT were played by N not S
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  94. Profile photo of says:

    bid 2 d and made 9 tricks

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  95. Profile photo of sheenasmith sheenasmith says:

    I bid 2 diamonds and made 10 tricks
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  96. Played in 2d making 4d – good lesson.
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  97. Profile photo of laurieann laurieann says:

    Dutifully played 2 diamonds the first time and made three. But the notrump success intrigued me so tried it…on the third try, I made 5 diamonds, 4 clubs, and the king of spades, for four, due to E playing the ace of spades and then W sluffed the 3 of diamonds. Crazy game!
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  98. Profile photo of dyadoiv dyadoiv says:

    If we talk abt the safety way and barrier princip- my auction cant go higher then 1nt and this is reachable in any way
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
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    P 1 P 1N
    P P P

  99. Profile photo of hujar hujar says:

    Bid 2 made 3
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, weak notrump, weak twos.
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    P 1 P 2
    P P P

  100. Profile photo of susieq susieq says:

    Bid 2 and made 3. A good lesson thanks – I’ll now just have to remember!

    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, strong twos.
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    P 1 P 2
    P P P

  101. Profile photo of jeanne jeanne says:

    Bid 2 and made 2
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, weak twos, transfers.
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    P 1 P 2
    P P P

  102. Profile photo of hennyp hennyp says:

    @Tina Hi, re reverse bidding, if I have 4 diamonds and 4 hearts in my hand and 16 plus points what can I bid if partner bids 1 spade? Am I limited to bidding 2 diamonds? If I bid no trumps it would mean a balanced hand and a particular number of points so that wouldn’t be helpful if my hand was unbalanced. Mmmm, I’ve just had a think and figured out that this situation is quite rare (i.e two four cards suits and an unbalanced hand).

  103. Profile photo of tina tina says:

    @hennyp
    Isn’t your hand balanced? A reverse occurs when you have a 5-card suit and a 4-card suit and the longer suit is the lower-ranking one. With a balanced hand, you should always rebid notrumps. If you have the dreaded 4-4-4-1, and your partner bid your singleton, then bid notrumps.

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