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Tip of the Week

This TIP from Eddie Kantar says...

Be wary of counting points for distribution until you hear the bidding; singletons and voids are not necessarily plus values.

You hold:  ♠ A 7 6 4     J 10 6 2    3   ♣ 10 8 7 5

If partner opens 1  or 1♠ , your singleton is worth 3 extra points, giving you 8 support points.  If partner opens 1 , you have a 5 point hand but should respond 1 anyway.  Since you can't tell how the bidding is going to develop, wait and see whether your short (or long) suits are going to be valuable or not.  It makes good bridge sense to evaluate your hand that way.

 

Declarer Play with Jo Ann Lynds

West leads  K.  How do you proceed to take 10 tricks to make your contract?

 

You have a normal 3  preempt, opening three bid.  With one less heart, you would open 2 ; with one more heart, 4 .

You have 4 losers (two diamonds and two clubs) and the only place to park one of them is on dummy's fifth spade.  Spades must be established immediately while there are trump entries to dummy.  Use the trumps as communications to dummy.

It goes like this:  Win the  A, ♠ A (they have 5 spades left), spade ruff (they have three spades left), heart to the 9 (they have 1 heart left), spade ruff (they have one spade left), heart to the Jack, spade ruff (spade in dummy is now high), heart to the King, and use dummy's spade to pitch a minor suit loser.  Are you exhausted? 

The Bottom Line:

One of the best ways to rid yourself of side suit losers is to set up dummy's long suit - providing there are enough entries, and you don't squander them prematurely!

Hand courtesy of Kantar Lessons I by Edwin B. Kantar.

 

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Mon August 3, 2015
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Wednesday Afternoon Game, Open Pairs, $2.00
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Thu July 30, 2015
Stratified Pairs
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Wed July 29, 2015
Wednesday Afternoon Game, Open Pairs, $2.00
1:00 pm
Director: Lorne Cock
Mon July 27, 2015
Stratified Pairs
7:00 pm
Director: Bob Dorland
Calendar
Mon August 3, 2015
Stratified Pairs
7:00 pm
Director: Bob Dorland
Wed August 5, 2015
Wednesday Afternoon Game, Open Pairs, $2.00
1:00 pm
Director: Lorne Cock, Lydia Fox
Thu August 6, 2015
Stratified Pairs
7:00 pm
Director: Andrew Endendijk
Results
Thu July 30, 2015
Stratified Pairs
7:00 pm
Director: Andrew Endendijk
Wed July 29, 2015
Wednesday Afternoon Game, Open Pairs, $2.00
1:00 pm
Director: Lorne Cock
Mon July 27, 2015
Stratified Pairs
7:00 pm
Director: Bob Dorland