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Welcome to Gainesville Bridge Club
Changes In Rank

The following members have advanced in rank:

 

Carolyn Brown - Ruby Life Master

Dimitri Bourilkov - Ruby Life Master

Katherine Dickson - Junior Master

Chandler Jones - Sectional Master

Laura Sjoberg - Bronze Life Master

Denis Whittaker - Gold Life Master

 

It's Dues Time Again

Gainesville Bridge Club Annual $20 dues need to be paid by February 15th.  Mary Ann will be collecting the dues at all our bridge games. 

Our Tournament is Fast Approaching

The annual Evelyn Kleinsasser Tournament is fast approaching.  It will be held March 2, 3, and 4 at the Gainesville Country Club.  Mark your calendars now!  The tournament committee is looking for volunteers to help.  Let Eric Taylor know you want to lend a hand.  This is a wonderful event for our club.  The venue is lovely and gives the tournament an extra marketing boost.  Spread the word to all of your friends.  Detailed information on the tournament, its hotel and nearby restaurants can be found under the '2018 Tournament' button on our home page.

Shirley Wright Quiz on Spade Suit

A quiz from Jon Shuster to Shirley Wright. 

Shirley: Here is Board 26 from the Tuesday 1/9 Gatorbridge Game. Both Vulnerable.  E Deals at Matchpoints

North (Declarer)

                                             ♠ AKJ9897

                                             J84

                                             A

                                             ♣ A93

South

                                              ♠ 4

                                              AQ52

                                                862

                                              ♣ KQ843 

The bidding:

West     North    East       South

_            _            P             1C

P           1S          2D           P

P           4S

Opening Lead:  H-10, Declarer plays the HA, West encourages with the 7.  This hand all depends on how to tackle the Spade suit.  Who has the SQ and who has the DQ and why? Hint: Gainesville Club local rules make totally destructive bidding illegal.  East must have at least 7 Goren points to overcall by our rules.

 

Upcoming Tournaments

This is a list of upcoming local sectional and regional tournaments.  Click on the word 'Info' to view the tournament's flyer.  Other tournament information can be found under the 'Useful Links' menu item.

 

January 18-21  Daytona Beach Info
February 16-18 Orlando Info
March 2-4 Gainesville Info
March 9-11 Ocala (I/N) Info
March 16-18 St.Augustine Info
March 23-25 Daytona Beach (I/N) Info
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Solution to Shirley Wright Quiz

A really smart bridge player must process the available information:  Here is what you know almost certainly:  (1) West (your RHO) encouraged in H, indicating possession of the HK. (2) East does not have the D-KQ or a high D would almost certainly have been led.    Note that East did not open 2D, and so East has 5D (not 6), so it is remote that the H lead was a singleton. 

So let us put East’s hand together:  S-?  H-10x D-KJ10xx  C-?.  That comes to 4-5HCP and unlikely more than 1 Goren distributional point (maximum expection of 6 Goren points).  So without the SQ, the 2D bid is almost certainly illegal.  If your opponents have made an illegal bid, you have insurance.  Why not take advantage of it?  The SQ is a marked card with East if you know the rules againt purely destructive bidding at our clubs.

 Solution: Play S from the top (AK) and if only small Spades appear, play another.   Besides, finessing the S places the hand at serious risk of going down in an unbeatable contract.. If East started with S-Qx and H-10x you will lose 3S and 1H for down 1.  East gets the SQ, a H ruff, and West originally holding S-10xxx gets a S trick too. As remote as a singleton H is, playing low at trick 1 also risks the ironclad contract slightly.  Playing the HA at trick 1, and the S-AK guarantees the contract and overtricks are possible.

Calendar
January 23, 2018
ACBL Junior Fund Game
Director: Ron Schoenau
Results
January 22, 2018
Club Game
Director: Eric G. Taylor
January 19, 2018
Junior Fund Game
Director: Patrick Thompson
Upcoming Tournaments

This is a list of upcoming local sectional and regional tournaments.  Click on the word 'Info' to view the tournament's flyer.  Other tournament information can be found under the 'Useful Links' menu item.

 

January 18-21  Daytona Beach Info
February 16-18 Orlando Info
March 2-4 Gainesville Info
March 9-11 Ocala (I/N) Info
March 16-18 St.Augustine Info
March 23-25 Daytona Beach (I/N) Info
Questions or Problems?

Please send comments and suggestions to Mary Ann McIntyre (maryann@mamhome.com).

User Guide
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We have created a user guide to help you navigate around this web site.  Please let us know if you have suggestions for us to improve this document.

Solution to Shirley Wright Quiz

A really smart bridge player must process the available information:  Here is what you know almost certainly:  (1) West (your RHO) encouraged in H, indicating possession of the HK. (2) East does not have the D-KQ or a high D would almost certainly have been led.    Note that East did not open 2D, and so East has 5D (not 6), so it is remote that the H lead was a singleton. 

So let us put East’s hand together:  S-?  H-10x D-KJ10xx  C-?.  That comes to 4-5HCP and unlikely more than 1 Goren distributional point (maximum expection of 6 Goren points).  So without the SQ, the 2D bid is almost certainly illegal.  If your opponents have made an illegal bid, you have insurance.  Why not take advantage of it?  The SQ is a marked card with East if you know the rules againt purely destructive bidding at our clubs.

 Solution: Play S from the top (AK) and if only small Spades appear, play another.   Besides, finessing the S places the hand at serious risk of going down in an unbeatable contract.. If East started with S-Qx and H-10x you will lose 3S and 1H for down 1.  East gets the SQ, a H ruff, and West originally holding S-10xxx gets a S trick too. As remote as a singleton H is, playing low at trick 1 also risks the ironclad contract slightly.  Playing the HA at trick 1, and the S-AK guarantees the contract and overtricks are possible.

Calendar
January 23, 2018
ACBL Junior Fund Game
Director: Ron Schoenau
Results
January 22, 2018
Club Game
Director: Eric G. Taylor
January 19, 2018
Junior Fund Game
Director: Patrick Thompson