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April 27 - 29, 2018
Annual Don Cox Tournament and Hospitality
will be held at the Glengarry Best Western, Truro.
Hope to see you all there.
1:30 PM Pairs
7:30 PM Pairs
11:00-12:00 pm Hospitality
10:00 AM flighted Pairs
3:00 PM flighted Pairs
8:00 pm SWISS TEAMS
10:00 am SWISS TEAMS
Stratification A OPEN, X 0-1750, B 300-1000, C 0-300, D 0-100 (Points averaged)
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There are many ways to bid the East hand, but it's not unreasonable to leap to slam facing a 2 level overcall. Most two level overcalls show opening bid values; this is about as light as they come - just East's luck!
Opening Lead: ♠ J
Play commentary: West adds his 11 HCP to dummy's 17 HCP, a good habit to form and comes up with 28, meaning North-South have 12 HCP. Normally an opening bidder will have 12, but given the opening lead, South figures to have only 11. In other words, South has the ♣ K and the ♦ Q. Finesses in those suits are doomed. West must think of something else.
Make your plan!
Using the bidding as a guide, West crosses to his hand twice in hearts to ruff spades, stripping that suit. He continues with the King-Ace of diamonds and continues with the ♦ J distaining a finesse that cannot work. When South produces the expected ♦ Q, West discards a club.
South has the lead and is not a happy camper. A club return is sure death as it goes smack into the AQ. A spadereturn, a ruff and a sluff is no good either. Assuming a spade return, West discards a second club and ruffs in dummy. West remains with one club and dummy has the ace. 6 hearts bid and made.
Add your HCP to dummy's HCP to determine how many HCP the opponents have. If there has been bidding, perhaps you can work out how many HCP either defender has. Assume an opening bidder has 12 HCP although 11 is a possibility particularly if opener has a six card suit, two five card suits or has opened in third seat. Don't take finesses that can't possibly work!
Hand courtesy of Kantar Lessons by Edwin Kantar.
Wednesday Night Supervised Bridge at Jo Ann’s Bridge School
We will help you prepare for success at the upcoming tournament
Tips on etiquette, ethics and procedures
Bring Your Questions
7 p.m. each Wednesday in April
10B Esplanade St