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WED FEB 6 BOARD 14, BRIDGE STUDIO

You reach a very makable 6♠ contract, and receive the  10 lead. You would like to set up dummy's long suit, draw trump and claim.  But, wait a minute! Will that work? Is there a plan B?

This is a tough one! At trick 2 you must decide whether to set up the club suit or crossruff the hand without drawing any trump. On a diamond lead you have lost an entry to dummy making setting up clubs difficult when either black suit fails to break.  The crossruff is at risk when west can ruff(overruff) a club and return a trump. Setting up clubs works when both black suits break 3-2, less than 50%. Crossfuff works when west has most of the clubs 50%.  I choose crossruff.

How does your strategy change on a trump lead?

 

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                                BLUE HEN SECTIONAL FEB 2019

Tuesday 1/29 Valley Forge BC Board 17

You have reached a satisfying and very makeable 6 contract. If clubs break 3-3 you have an easy 12 tricks. If they don't, a club can be ruffed, but now you only have 11 tricks. And what if hearts don't break?

South leads K♠ .  Plan the play.

There are two ways this slam comes home, but only 1/3 of declarers found a winning line. Plan number 1 is to play for clubs to be 4-2 (ruff the third club high in your hand) and also ruffing 2 spades in your hand.  This "dummy reversal" generates a 12th trick, 3 trump, 3 ruffs in hand, 4 clubs, 1 diamond, and 1 spade.  It also requires trump to break 3-2 and careful timing.

Plan 2 is to cross ruff the entire hand.  This can be successful if the defense fails to lead a trump after they win the A . Declarer is then able to score 2♣ ,1 ,1♠ , and 8 .  Always cash your winners before starting the crossruff.

Which line is better... the crossruff if given the opportunity.

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2019 DSBA EVENTS
Spooky Nook knockout Monday October 29

Do you agree with the opening bid? How about the 4♠ cue?.....Having arrived at an attractive 6 contract, you receive the A♣  lead, followed by another club, and you like your chances if hearts are 3-2, but what if they aren’t?  Plan the play?

This one was particularly annoying personally because I missed it at the table.  There is a safety play sequence that requires declarer to shorten his heart holding to 4 by ruffing diamonds. Then when the hearts don't break, a trump coup against north generates the 12th trick. If you dont plan for it early you will never capture the J .

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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 "LEARNBRIDGE.NYC".  Whether your interest is declarer play, conventions, defense, or strategy, LEARNBRIDGE.NYC can help.  Click on the link image below to go directly to their site.

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President - Harold Jordan

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