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Learn Bridge | Reverses | Hand 2

68 Comments

  1. impatti says:

    OK, after playing some practice hands, I now know how to play a reverse. Thanks.
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    – – P 1
    P 1 P 2
    P 3N P P
    P

  2. florence says:

    bid 2diamonds and made 11
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    P 1 P 2
    P P P

  3. elaine811 says:

    3nt bid and made
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    P 1 P 2
    P 3N P P
    P

  4. martablack says:

    Mindful of the reverse indicating 18 points, 5 diamonds and 4 hearts, bid 3nt and made 3nt.
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    P 1 P 2
    P 3N P P
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  5. kalynpress says:

    Bid 3 NT and made 3 no sweat this time.
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    P 1 P 2
    P 3N P P
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  6. says:

    bid 3nt made
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    P 1 P 2
    P 3N P P
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  7. spungee says:

    Bid 3NT made 9
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    P 1 P 2
    P 3N P P
    P

  8. mahtab78 says:

    bid reversed 3nt made 3
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    P 1 P 2
    P 3N P P
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  9. wagiii says:

    The queen of spades made the difference making 3 NT…
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    P 1 P 2
    P 3N P P
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  10. collar says:

    Thanks did the reverse bid to 3nt and made it
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    P 1 P 2
    P 3N P P
    P

  11. bstring65 says:

    Bid 3nt and made 9
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    P 1 P 2
    P 3N P P
    P

  12. impatti says:

    Bid 3NT, made 3NT
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    P 1 P 2
    P 3N P P
    P

  13. I played it twice in 1 NT with a heart lead I only made 6 tricks .The second time around with a spade lead made 9 tricks
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    – – P 1
    P 1 P 1N
    P P P

  14. debdaniels says:

    Yes, 3NT makes!
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    P 1 P 2
    P 3N P P
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  15. fishy says:

    Bid 3NT made all 13 tricks
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    P 1 P 2
    P 3N P P
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  16. mayroses says:

    Bid 3NT following the reverse barrier rules and made 11 easy
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    P 1 P 2
    P 3N P P
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  17. sbc30061059 says:

    Bid 3NT made 9

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    P 1 P 2
    P 3N P P
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  18. mahtab78 says:

    bid 3 nt made 3
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  19. mahtab78 says:

    bid 3 nt made 3
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  20. katerina says:

    Bid 3 nt and made 4nt
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    P 1 P 2
    P 3N P P
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  21. jcjr1000 says:

    Any thing more than 3 nt is poor defense.
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    P 1 P 2
    P 3N P 4N
    P P P

  22. raelyn says:

    Bid 3NT and made 3NT, Spades were a threat though!

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    P 1 P 2
    P 3N P P
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  23. whizkid says:

    Played it for fun a second time to see if I could make 13 tricks at 3nt. I did it but I know I would never play it that way in real life lol.
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    P 3N P P
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  24. Makes 3 NT I don’t see how you make 13 tricks

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  25. sbc21268238 says:

    How do you make 13 tricks.

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  26. lauralk says:

    Played it once at 3NT and made it. Then tried it at 5D just for fun and that makes too.
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    P P P

  27. twocents says:

    Went for 4H and made it.
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    P 1 P 2
    P 3N P 4
    P P P

  28. taraire says:

    a spade wlead from east, won by my QS then I tried the finesse of QD which failed and was in trouble .
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    P 3N P P
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  29. taraire says:

    Any clues to help decide which fitness would work?
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  30. x500x says:

    bid 3nt made 3nt
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    P 1 P 3N
    P P P

  31. sbc24983524 says:

    Bid 3nt, made 5.
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    P 1 P 2
    P 3N P P
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  32. younglady says:

    Well, I did the reverse bidding H and North went to 3 NT. I could have made 4 if at the end Irisked the H finesse, but played it safely and played the A of my hand. Was I wrong?
    younglady
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    P 1 P 2
    P 3N P P
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  33. puestadelsol says:

    Bid 3NT and Made 5NT
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    P 1 P 2
    P 3N P P
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  34. ivam says:

    Used reverse bidding, playedat 3 Nt, and made 11.
    Fun Hand
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    P 1 P 2
    P 3N P P
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  35. sbc30061059 says:

    Bid 3Nt as above, made 10

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    P 1 P 2
    P 3N P P
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  36. collar says:

    Played it again and made 4 nt this time
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  37. pulverb says:

    The way I usually play, opening with 19 points, unbalanced, my second bid would have been 3NT. I’m fortunate my robot partner remembered I was reversing and bid the 3NT for me!

    I made 11 in NT. I do understand the reverse better, but really have to practice responding as well as rebidding to Master the idea from both perspectives.

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  38. megall says:

    Bid 3NT made 11
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  39. powerofpawn says:

    Bid 3NT and made 10
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  40. sbc24983524 says:

    Bid 3nt made 11
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  41. floriangabor says:

    Bid 3NT made 11
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    P 1 P 2
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  42. Raised direct to 3NT. Seems this avoided the spade lead, though I can’t think why (either lead from top of a run or lead through strength) and made five. Defence should only make four at best (DK and 3xS), but the heart lead sets up the five nicely.
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    %u2013 %u2013 P 1D
    P 1S P 3N
    P P P P
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    P 1 P 3N
    P P P

  43. sandra says:

    Bid 3N and made 10
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  44. Bid 3 nt, made 10. Made good use of the video on ‘reverse ‘.
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    P 3 P 3
    P 3N P P
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  45. barbot says:

    5D – made.
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    P 1 P 3
    P 4 P 5
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  46. wandad says:

    Bid3NT made 4
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  47. chini says:

    Bid 3NT, made 4 but would have like to Double but you font offer that bid. Why?
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    P 1 P 2N
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  48. iand says:

    I thought a 3NT bid from responder meant 13 points. So I raised to 6NT
    E led AS then small heart. I won with a finesse of QH and played clubs, lost a finesse in diamonds making 11 tricks.
    So what responder rebid would have shown 13 points ?

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    P 1 P 2
    P 3N P 6N
    P P P

  49. baglady says:

    bid 3 NT, made 4.
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    P 3N P P
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  50. used the reverse and got to 3NT. With a club lead, made 11 tricks.
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  51. pfredrix says:

    Bid 3 NT. I counted 9 tricks (4 C, 4 D, 1 H) without D finesse. Complication: entries to Dummy are scarce and if I used both, I was only guaranteed 3 Club tricks. Decided to give up one Diamond trick rather than use one of my entries. So took Club lead in hand and played A and Q of Diamonds (9 tricks now assured with 3-2 break in Diamonds revealed). Won Club return in hand again, played Spade Q to drive out A. Club return won on board, Spade K cashed, 4th C cashed, crossed to and ran remaining Ds, Heart A was 10th trick.
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    P 1 P 2
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  52. jillireland says:

    Ended up in 5D went ace calling but the computer doesnt do that. We went one away but would probably get with another try.
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    P 1 P 2N
    P 3N P 4
    P 4 P 4N
    P 5 P P
    P

    • tina says:

      Hi @jillireland
      4 in that auction is not Gerber. In fact, I would go so far as to say Gerber is never appropriate after 3NT. Your partner was just showing diamond support.
      2NT shows 18-19 balanced. You had the strength for that bid but not the shape. 2 is a better bid. It shows your unbalanced shape – promises 5 diamonds at least and 4 hearts. Once you have made your rebid, your partner knows your strength. If anyone is interested in slam, it should be him.

      Bridge players talk a lot about points. In fact, the shape of the hand is just as important.

      Have another go in 3NT – this time bidding hearts with your second bid and see how many tricks you can make. I think you’ll find it is a more successful contract than 5.

  53. Played 3nt made 9
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    P 1 P 3
    P 3N P P
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  54. beachy305 says:

    Bid 3nt and made 5nt
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  55. eviefox says:

    Bid 3 made 5nt (glad I didn’t go to 6)
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  56. hujar says:

    bid 3 nt making 4
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  57. fernando says:

    bid 3 nt made 5 nt
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
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    P 1 P 2
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  58. joueur007 says:

    Bid 3 NT and made 4 NT
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
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    P 1 P 2
    P 3N P P
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  59. lely says:

    Bid 3NT, made 5
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, strong twos.
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    P 1 P 2
    P 3N P P
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  60. normie616 says:

    think i may be getting the hang of reverse bidding cheers normie sa
    Bidding System: 5 card majors, strong notrump, weak twos, transfers.
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    P 1 P 2
    P 3N P P
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  61. jeanne says:

    Bid 3NT and made them
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, weak twos, transfers.
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    P 1 P 2
    P 3N P P
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  62. cainiao says:

    Bid 3NT and made 5NT
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, weak twos.
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    P 1 P 2
    P 3N P P
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  63. hennyp says:

    @Tina @ Graeme Hi, just had a light bulb moment. Now I understand what has been going wrong when I play at my Bridge Club when my points are too low, I change suit, cross that barrier, then the bidding gets too high and the inevitable poor result occurs. Thanks for the great website. The teaching is fantastic. I watch the Common Mistakes videos for the Royal Members too and they are gems.

    Oh yes, just bid 3NT and made 12 so that’s a boost too.
    Bidding System: 4 card majors, weak notrump, weak twos, transfers.
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    P 1 P 2
    P 3N P P
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  64. tina says:

    @hennyp
    Well done on you great declarer play!
    Thanks for your support. I’m glad the common mistakes videos are helpful.

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