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Bridge Basics 1 Class

Tuesday at 7:00 pm

Starting November 18th

Bridge Basics 11

Competitive Bidding

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Evening of supervised 

Bridge... looking at 'Tip

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Tip of the Week

Some players like to lead TOP OF NOTHING while others believe they should lead low from a suit of three or more.

This TIP from Eddie Kantar says...

IF YOU HAVE SUPPORTED PARTNER'S SUIT THEN HE KNOWS YOU HAVE THREE OR MORE... LEAD IN THAT SUIT, TOP OF NOTHING, BOTTOM OF SOMETHING.

IF YOU HAVE NOT SUPPORTED PARTNER'S SUIT, THEN LEAD LOW FOR 3 OR MORE AND HIGH/LOW FOR A DOUBLETON.

 

Counting Winners in Suit Contracts with Jo Ann Lynds

Bridge players are taught to "count winners in notrump and count losers in a suit contract."  Although this is good advice, sometimes counting winners in a suit contract can be more helpful.  Declarer won the heart lead and began drawing trumps.  He was very disappointed to see West show out on the second round.  South then turned his attention to diamonds, hoping for a 3-3 split which would enable him to set up his fourth diamond.

South was unhappy and unlucky.  The question is, was he also unwise?  Before reading on, consider whether or not a tenth trick was available?

 

Declarer could have done better.  He had eight winners in high cards:  AK,  AK, ♣ A and ♠ AKQ.  If spades divided 3-2, declarer's last two trumps would be good.  In fact, if the opponent's diamonds split 3-3, South would have been able to make an overtrick.  However, if neither suit split, the only way to win two additional tricks would be to ruff twice in his hand.

When it costs nothing to guard against bad splits, good players take precautions.  After winning the heart lead with his Ace, South should cash the ♣ A.  Then, he can lead a spade to the board, and ruff a club.

Here is the best continuation:

Trick 5:            Cash the  A.

Trick 6:            Lead a spade to dummy.  If both follow, draw the last trump.  10 tricks are now assured and you can work on diamonds and try to make five.  However, when West shows out:

Tricks 7 & 8:   Lead a diamond to your King and cash your  K.

Trick 9:           Lead a spade to dummy's last honour.

Trick 10:         Lead a club and ruff it with your last trump for your 10th trick.

Hand courtesy of Declarer Play the Bergen Way by Marty Bergen.

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before the start of the game, it has made life so much easier on them

and allowed for the game to start on time, which is what everyone wants.

 

Upcoming Workshop

November 22nd

Meet at 12:45 pm

END PLAY WORKSHOP

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Calendar
Wed November 26, 2014
Wednesday Afternoon Pairs. $2.00
1pm
Director: Lorne/Lydia
Thu November 27, 2014
Stratified Pairs
7pm
Director: Anne Mitchell
Thu November 27, 2014
Fall NABC. Nov. 27 - Dec. 7
Providence, RI
Results
Mon November 24, 2014
Stratified Pairs
7pm
Director: Andrew Endendijk
Thu November 20, 2014
COPC Pairs. (Canadian Open Pairs Championship)
Director: Anne Mitchell
Wed November 19, 2014
Wednesday Afternoon Pairs. $2.00
1pm
Director: Lorne
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