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

 ONLINE RESERVATION AVAILABLE  

Because of space limitations participants are asked to register in advance for all events at "The DSBA Southern Sectional".  Members can now make those reservations online.  Here's how.  

1. Login with your email and password.

2.  Select the "Find A Partner" tab.

3. Check the box labeled "PL" next to the event.

4. Enter other player names in the space provided.

5. Click on "confirm".

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Southern Sectional 2017

 

Monday 07/17 Board 24 Bridge Sutdio

The benefits of discovery.....or who wins the game of cat and mouse.  With three losers in spades it looks like you need to find the k . Absent specific information about this hand percentages favor the heart finesse.  But should you be willing to concede three spade tricks to gather more data?  One of our best players took this approach and came up with the right answer.  After winning the K♣ lead with the A♣ and ruffing a club, he led a spade.  Finding east with the AQ♠ and west with the K♠ , he was ready to attack trump.  Would you take the finesse, or play for the drop? And can the defense foil his plan?

Click on the answer to find the winning play as well as the thought process behind it.

Needing to know where the points were so I could decide whether to finesse or to play West for the singleton trump King, I led Spades from the dummy and put up the Jack. East won, cashed the Ace and returned a Spade to his partner's King. Now I had seen at best 9 points in the black suits from the opener and decided to play him for the stiff trump King. Which worked. Making 4.

 

The hand is more interesting for West. He can deduce that declarer has three spades from the auction. His partner would have bid Spades freely with five instead of doubling. On the first low Spade from dummy West should rise with the King and return the suit. If his partner has AJxx or AQxx he can score the trump King with an uppercut when the fourth Spade is led. There aren't any Spade holdings by declarer which would cause playing the Spade King to lose a trick. After winning the third Spade, East should figure the situation out. Since declarer didn't play trumps early holding at least ten on them he must have a problem in the suit which he is trying to get more information to help solve.

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Thursday 07/06 Board 4 Bridge Studio

Only one pair found slam on this hand.  Once south supports diamonds North should have an easy key card ask, and when north shows 2...6 is almost assured.

Fortunate to have avoided the A♣ lead, can you take advantage of all your chances and make 7 diamonds?

Either the spades break or they don't.  If they do, three clubs go on spades and the K♣ is ruffed with dummy's last trump.  But wait! what if either defender holds KQxIf you can arrange to play four rounds of hearts, the J will be a winner and a fitting place to discard the K♣ .

So, win the opening trump lead in hand, and draw a second round of trump with the A.  Now play two rounds of spades (If spades break 5-1 the second spade will be ruffed with opponents last trump and you will still have two trump in dummy to ruff your 4th and 5th spade.).  Now you must play a heart to the A and ruff a heart, dropping the Q , before drawing the last trump.  Otherwise you won't have enough entries to enjoy your heart winner. Now draw the last trump with the K ,  and ruff another heart felling the K .  Play the Q♠ finding the spades don't break and ruff the fouth spade in dummy.  Now the fifth spade will be good, AND you are able to dicard your K♣ on the hard earned J , for all the matchpointscool

 

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Monday 07/03 Board 24 Bridge Studio

Most navigated to 3NT on these cards.  South leads the 2♠ to north's A♠ . The 10♠  is returned, ducked by declarer.  Declarer wins the third round and cashes 4 rounds of clubs ending in hand.  South discards the 3 (odd encourages) and 6 . North discards the 4 .  Plan the play from here.

Declarer is a winner if he/she can figure out where the red kings are.  I put south in with the fourth spade and the 10 was returned, winning.  Now presented with a losing option, and not believing the encouraging signal, promptly took the heart finesse.  Down 1!  Had I cashed the A and lead another, south would have been endplayed a second time, making three.

Note also that after cashing the clubs, A and another  also endplays south.

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North American Pairs - ACBL's annual grass roots event
North American Pairs - ACBL's annual grass roots event

Qualifying sessions have begun for the 2017-2018 North American Pairs.  Held throughout June, July, and August at your local club, success in these games will earn you RED POINTSand the opportunity to compete at the district and national level.  This years finals will be held in PHILADELPHIA in the spring of 2018.  Check with your local club for qualifying game dates and times.

 

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 "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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The Dummy MAY 2017
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MAY 2017 DUMMY

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DELAWARE STATE BRIDGE CHAMPIONSHIP - REMINDER
DELAWARE STATE BRIDGE CHAMPIONSHIP - REMINDER

  ♠ SAVE THE DATE     SAVE THE DATES  

Yes we would love to have you compete in both events!

DSBA State Pairs Championship

NORTH - SATURDAY AUGUST 26 - BRIDGE STUDIO 

(A separate 299er event is planned provided there are sufficient entries)

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

 

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
  (Reservation)
Jul 27, 2017
Stratified 199er Pairs
Lewes Presbyterian Church
Jul 27, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Lewes Presbyterian Church
Director: TBD
Host: DSBA
Jul 28, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Lewes Presbyterian Church
Director: TBD
  (Reservation)
Jul 28, 2017
Stratified 199er Pairs
Lewes Presbyterian Church
Director: TBD
Jul 28, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Lewes Presbyterian Church
  (Reservation)
Jul 28, 2017
Statified 199er Pairs
Lewes Presbyterian Church
Jul 29, 2017
A/X SWISS TEAMS -TWO SESSIONS
Lewes Presbyterian Church
Director: TBD
  (Reservation)
Jul 29, 2017
B/C/D SWISS TEAMS -TWO SESSIONS
Lewes Presbyterian Church
  (Reservation)
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. 

DELAWARE STATE BRIDGE CHAMPIONSHIP - REMINDER
DELAWARE STATE BRIDGE CHAMPIONSHIP - REMINDER

  ♠ SAVE THE DATE     SAVE THE DATES  

Yes we would love to have you compete in both events!

DSBA State Pairs Championship

NORTH - SATURDAY AUGUST 26 - BRIDGE STUDIO 

(A separate 299er event is planned provided there are sufficient entries)

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

 

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
  (Reservation)
Jul 27, 2017
Stratified 199er Pairs
Lewes Presbyterian Church
Jul 27, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Lewes Presbyterian Church
Director: TBD
Host: DSBA
Jul 28, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Lewes Presbyterian Church
Director: TBD
  (Reservation)
Jul 28, 2017
Stratified 199er Pairs
Lewes Presbyterian Church
Director: TBD
Jul 28, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Lewes Presbyterian Church
  (Reservation)
Jul 28, 2017
Statified 199er Pairs
Lewes Presbyterian Church
Jul 29, 2017
A/X SWISS TEAMS -TWO SESSIONS
Lewes Presbyterian Church
Director: TBD
  (Reservation)
Jul 29, 2017
B/C/D SWISS TEAMS -TWO SESSIONS
Lewes Presbyterian Church
  (Reservation)