I have played the hand three times and they made it each times.
When I led either the king of spades or the 4th highest spade, my partner swaps to hearts after playing the Ace of Diamonds
If I lead the singleton Diamond s/he plays the queen as third player, although Jack was not played from dummy, so my partner’s diamonds are blocked…
My partner opened a Spade
I responded 2 Clubs
My partner called 2 diamonds (why – weedy diamonds and should have rebid the strong Spade suit
We ended in 3 NT which I made
I replayed the hand, This time the bidding went
One Spade, 2 clubs, 2 Diamonds, 6 Spades from me
I made all 13 tricks!
I took North’s bid as a transfer to Spades over my 1 NT bid, but maybe all gadgets are off after the double from East
Why did my partner lead 10 Clubs from a doubleton against 3 no trumps?
Why not the Queen of Spades or fourth highest from Hearts or Diamonds?
We stopped at 1 NT as I was a bit timid.
But EW led hearts and made 4 hearts and the Ace of diamonds straight off
So if we’d gone to 3 NT we would not have made it
So how did some people make 9 or 10 tricks?
I wouldn’t’t normally have opened, but my pre-emptive 2 Spades meant they stuck at 4 Hearts, when they could make a Grand slam
Having opened a strong 2 clubs, my partner gave a relay bid of 2 diamonds. I mentioned my diamonds and spades, my partner showing hearts and then bidding 3 NT without any cover in Clubs. Down 3. I’m no longer speaking to my partner!
For Graeme or Tina
I thought that 1NT described my hand better than 2 clubs.
My partner passed after West went 2 hearts
I bid 3 Clubs, hoping that West would go down in 3 hearts!
I was shocked when my partner went 5 clubs
But we made it!
Was my 1NT a correct bid?
I gambled on 3NT and my partner had a second stopper in Hearts. As they did not lead clubs, I made 13 off the top
I miss the ability to:
1. Replay the hand
2. Find a hand to practise something new, e.g. a hand with two five card suits for a Michael’s Cue bid
Any chance of these options being re-introduced?
I like the fact that the site is evolving, but less happy with the inability to skip a hand and replay a hand.
I made a real pig’s ear of the calling here and would have liked to play it again, but I couldn’t.
When practising, I liked the ability before to find a particular type of hand to try out something that I felt that I was weak on. This was…
I doubled his 5 diamonds on a wing and a prayer as I had no diamonds. I just thought that we had two good suits and five is hard to make when, presumably, you’ve opened a weak 2 diamonds
It would be helpful to know whether the contract was with North or South to assess how many tricks should be made
hard to establish any of the suits. 3NT is challenging when both hands are flat, even with 27 points between the two hands
I’m impressed that so many made it
Some people made 11 tricks, but if clubs are led your max is 8
My partner opened 1 Diamond, I responded 2 Spades, S/he went 3 NT
Partner has a 3 loser hand, but it’s hard to see how to get to slam
Maybe 1 diamond, 1 Spade, 4 NT would be the way to go
Roman key card Blackwood after 1 Spade would allow me to show my king of Spades as well as the ace. Then 6 NT looks a good bet
Peter (ACOL bidding)
My partner led a club. I kept putting declarer back on the table with a diamond and eventually he had to lead a spade around to my king
I made three clubs, two hearts and a spade – one off