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The EBU Bridge Shop
The EBU Bridge Shop

The Bridge Warehouse offers low prices to everyone, all the time, and if a competitor is cheaper then they will do their best to match the price. As all profits are reinvested in the EBU why would you shop anywhere else?!

Want a Partner?

 

Any member who requires a partner  can contact Paul Merrick who is the clubs Pairing Co-Ordinator.

Call Paul on

07979 862896

or email p@merrick.name

Vu-Bridge Beginner's Corner

Vu-Bridge (ACOL version)
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Read more about the English Bridge Education Department and FREE V-Blue for all EBUTA Teachers: Click here

Saturday January 30th, 2016:
Careful Play by Paul Bowyer

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V-Blue - The beginners e-newsletter: 20 hands to play every two weeks - ACOL and Standard American versions available

Vu-Bridge Hand of the Week

New: Vu-Bridge Defender
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Saturday, January 30th, 2016:
Diamonds, again! By David Bird


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V-Green e-Newsletter: improve your Bridge skills - all levels

 
Play this hand 2
Establishing
North leads the Q against your 3NT contract.  Now is the time to plan.
First count your certain tricks. 1 spade, 2 hearts, 2 diamonds and 0 clubs.  Well that's five of the nine tricks you need.
When looking for a source of tricks we look to see which suit is our best suit judging on length, fit and high cards.
Once the ♣A has been knocked out you will have four club tricks.  Happiness = 9 tricks in 3NTs.
Can you see any problems?
If the opposition are "savvy" when you lead clubs they will hold up the ace until the third round and you will be cut off from the last two club tricks. 
You can prevent this by winning the first diamond in hand and saving the king as your entry to dummy.
You need to plan all this before you play to the first trick!