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DELAWARE STATE BRIDGE CHAMPIONSHIP
DELAWARE STATE BRIDGE CHAMPIONSHIP

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DSBA State Pairs Championship

NORTH - SATURDAY AUGUST 26 - BRIDGE STUDIO

CONTACT ANNE TAYLOR (ANNETAYLOR128@GMAIL.COM) TO REGISTER AND LEARN MORE 

SOUTH - SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 23 - OCEAN VIEW PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

CONTACT PETER HARRIS (PHARRISDILLER@COMCAST.NET) TO REGISTER AND LEARN MORE

 

Monday Night 05/22 Board 23 Bridge Studio

You may have bid too high.  You need to make this or answer to your teammates who are likely -620 at the other table.  

West leads a club to East's A♣ ; and a diamond is returned.  How do you continue?

Win the diamond with the Q and lead a small spade to the Q♠ .  This works when the K♠  is with west, spades are 3-2, and west doesn't hold KJx, K10x.  Note the winning play caters to the actual layout where east can ruff the diamond return high.

Playing Ace and another spade only succeeds when J10 is doubleton. It also works to lead a low spade from dummy, but when east splits honors, declarer must duck creating the same dynamic.

 

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Saturday PM 05/20 Board 28 Wilmington Sectional

How to prevent an unblock.  It is safe to say most bridge players have not encountered this situation.  In 3NT North leads the ♣  K followed by the ♣ 10.  As declarer what card do you play at trick two?

Most declarers would duck the second club, hoping clubs are 6-3 and east can't return a club after winning the ♠ A.  But what if west's ♣ 10 is his lowest?  Now when declarer ducks at trick two and wins at trick three, the defense has a chance.....

When declarer play spades east must hold up until the third round, giving west the chance to discard his fourth club.  Now East can win two clubs and set the contract. 

If declarer wins at trick two, he defeats this defense. West cannot afford to discard two clubs, as it would make declarers 9 a winner.  Should declarer know to win trick two? I'll let you decide.

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Wednesday 05/17 Board 19 Bridge Studio

Its not often a defender is squeezed in three suits at trick five. After leading a spade, west must find two discards as south runs hearts. The first discard of a diamond comes easy. The second?

In practice most wests will part with a spade.  Then comes four rounds of spades. On the fourth round west, who can see the club situation parts with a second diamond.

Declarer now holds  Qxx ♣ Qx opposite  A ♣ AKxx. When declarer leads to the A , west  is done!  The Q becomes the 13th trick.

Lets say a clever west decides to discard two diamonds immediately. Now the six card ending ♠ 7  Qxx ♣ Qx opposite  A ♣ AKxxx with west ♠ 8  K ♣ Jxxx. Now declarer should still cash the  A before playing clubs, and again west's goose is cooked. The  K drops, the result of squeeze #1. Declarer comes to his hand with the ♣ Q and plays the  Q. West must give up the last spade, or a club.  Squeeze #2.

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ONLINE LEARNING TOOLS
ONLINE LEARNING TOOLS

There are many resources available to assist bridge players in improving their game. Some of the best are available free and online.  This month we highlight learning resources provided by "BRIDGE WORLD".  Whether your interest is declarer play, conventions, defense, or strategy, BRIDGE WORLD can help.  Click on the link image below to go directly to their site.

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The Dummy MAY 2017
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MAY 2017 DUMMY

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DSBA Southern Sectional July 27, 28, 29 , 2017
DSBA Southern Sectional July 27, 28, 29 , 2017

SAVE THE DATE!  SAVE THE DATE!  SECTIONAL AT THE BEACH, IN BEACH SEASON. FOLLOW THE LINK BELOW FOR DETAILED INFORMATION.

 

Southern Sectional 2017

 

Results
Apr 29, 2017
Eight is Enough North
Mar 7, 2017
299er Stratified Pairs
Mar 7, 2017
299er Sectional Pairs
Feb 26, 2017
A/X SWISS TEAMS / BCD Teams
Feb 25, 2017
FLIGHT A/X PAIRS
Feb 25, 2017
FLIGHT A/X PAIRS
Feb 24, 2017
STRATIFIED OPEN PAIRS
Feb 24, 2017
STRATIFIED OPEN PAIRS
Sep 18, 2016
Diamond State Sectional Sunday Swiss Teams Flights A/X and B/C/D
Sep 17, 2016
Diamond State Sectional Sat AM + Aft StratFL A/X and B/C/D Pairs with Regional Rating (Session 2 of 2) or single session stratified side game Open or 199er pairs
Sep 16, 2016
Diamond State Sectonal Fri AM Strat Open and 199er Pairs (Single Session)
Sep 16, 2016
Diamond State Sectional Fri Aft Strat Open and 199er Pairs (Single Session)
Aug 27, 2016
DE State Open Pairs Championship, session one of two, open and 99 er pairs
Aug 27, 2016
DE State Open Pairs Championship, session one of two, open and 99 er pairs
Aug 27, 2016
DE State Open Pairs Championship, session two of two, open and 99 er pairs
Calendar
Jul 27, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Lewes Presbyterian Church 10:00 AM
Jul 27, 2017
Stratified 199er Pairs
Lewes Presbyterian Church 10:00 AM
Jul 27, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Lewes Presbyterian Church 3:00 PM
Director: TBD
Host: DSBA
Jul 28, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Lewes Presbyterian Church 10:00 AM
Director: TBD
Jul 28, 2017
Stratified 199er Pairs
Lewes Presbyterian Church 3:00 PM
Director: TBD
Jul 28, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Lewes Presbyterian Church 3:00 PM
Jul 28, 2017
Statified 199er Pairs
Lewes Presbyterian Church 10:00 AM
Jul 29, 2017
A/X SWISS TEAMS -TWO SESSIONS
Lewes Presbyterian Church 10:00 AM
Director: TBD
Jul 29, 2017
B/C/D SWISS TEAMS -TWO SESSIONS
Lewes Presbyterian Church 10:00 AM
Click for the latest results
The Dummy MAY 2017
The Dummy  MAY 2017

MAY 2017 DUMMY

For previous issues click the yellow Dummy Archives button on the left hand menu. 

DSBA Southern Sectional July 27, 28, 29 , 2017
DSBA Southern Sectional July 27, 28, 29 , 2017

SAVE THE DATE!  SAVE THE DATE!  SECTIONAL AT THE BEACH, IN BEACH SEASON. FOLLOW THE LINK BELOW FOR DETAILED INFORMATION.

 

Southern Sectional 2017

 

Results
Apr 29, 2017
Eight is Enough North
Mar 7, 2017
299er Stratified Pairs
Mar 7, 2017
299er Sectional Pairs
Feb 26, 2017
A/X SWISS TEAMS / BCD Teams
Feb 25, 2017
FLIGHT A/X PAIRS
Feb 25, 2017
FLIGHT A/X PAIRS
Feb 24, 2017
STRATIFIED OPEN PAIRS
Feb 24, 2017
STRATIFIED OPEN PAIRS
Sep 18, 2016
Diamond State Sectional Sunday Swiss Teams Flights A/X and B/C/D
Sep 17, 2016
Diamond State Sectional Sat AM + Aft StratFL A/X and B/C/D Pairs with Regional Rating (Session 2 of 2) or single session stratified side game Open or 199er pairs
Sep 16, 2016
Diamond State Sectonal Fri AM Strat Open and 199er Pairs (Single Session)
Sep 16, 2016
Diamond State Sectional Fri Aft Strat Open and 199er Pairs (Single Session)
Aug 27, 2016
DE State Open Pairs Championship, session one of two, open and 99 er pairs
Aug 27, 2016
DE State Open Pairs Championship, session one of two, open and 99 er pairs
Aug 27, 2016
DE State Open Pairs Championship, session two of two, open and 99 er pairs
Calendar
Jul 27, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Lewes Presbyterian Church 10:00 AM
Jul 27, 2017
Stratified 199er Pairs
Lewes Presbyterian Church 10:00 AM
Jul 27, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Lewes Presbyterian Church 3:00 PM
Director: TBD
Host: DSBA
Jul 28, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Lewes Presbyterian Church 10:00 AM
Director: TBD
Jul 28, 2017
Stratified 199er Pairs
Lewes Presbyterian Church 3:00 PM
Director: TBD
Jul 28, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Lewes Presbyterian Church 3:00 PM
Jul 28, 2017
Statified 199er Pairs
Lewes Presbyterian Church 10:00 AM
Jul 29, 2017
A/X SWISS TEAMS -TWO SESSIONS
Lewes Presbyterian Church 10:00 AM
Director: TBD
Jul 29, 2017
B/C/D SWISS TEAMS -TWO SESSIONS
Lewes Presbyterian Church 10:00 AM