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NEXT UP -EIGHT IS ENOUGH APRIL 29 TEAMS FOR EVERYONE
NEXT UP -EIGHT IS ENOUGH  APRIL 29  TEAMS FOR EVERYONE

We welcome everyone to participate in a new and exciting team event "Eight is Enough" . Structured for maximum participation, and enjoyment Eight is Enough encourages teams to form across all levels of bridge experience. Start now to organize your team and save the date, April 29, 2017.

Eight is Enough North and South

 

 

Monday April 24 Board 20 Bridge Studio

You have bid to the only makeable game.(Its not your fault that none of the EW pairs defending 3NT found a diamond lead).  Your opponents cash two diamonds and lead a third, which you ruff.  You ten top tricks, 5♣ , 3 ,2♠ . How do you play to maximize your chances for eleven tricks?

The eleventh trick will likely come from either the thirteeth heart or a successful spade finesse.  By carefully taking your tricks in the right order you keep all options open. Draw four rounds of trump and cash the A♠ .(The Q♠ might be singleton.) Now play three rounds of hearts ending with the K . When hearts break 3-3 the eleventh trick is yours. If the 10 was not good at this point, you are in position to take the spade finesse.

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Thursday 04/13 Board 8 Bridge Studio

"It's a bidders game." We've all experienced it at the table. Opponents opening and overcalling with suspect values. Often these bids make accurate bidding difficult. Agressive bidding may also aid defenders in getting off to the right lead....But declarer is listening also and can benefit from the "generosity" of the opponents.  This had is a good example. Both 3NT and 5♣ are reasonable contracts, needing declarer to successfully locate the K♣ .  At this table East led the 9 , responding to partners overcall.  Declarer won the third round with the A .  Time to play clubs......whats your plan?

The odds favor the finesse. There are eight possible arrangements of the outstanding clubs; Kxx, Kx(2), K  in east, or in west.  In four cases the finesse works, and in only 2 cases does the K♣ fall singleton. But listening to the bidding mamay provide an extra chance.  You know from the bidding and play so far, that east held five diamonds to the KQ, and west is now out. You also know that west is likely to hold A , from the bidding.  If true then west cannot defeat the contract by winning the K♣ (2 ,1 ,1♣ ). So give yourself an extra chance and play for the drop.  When the single K♣ falls offside, you are rewarded.

But, you say this is matchpoints! wont I lose when Kx or Kxx is onside to those taking finesse.  You will but in this case it looks like the better, and safer game is 5♣, and some wont find game. Taking every chance to go plus is a winnersmiley

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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 sources provided by the ACBL.  Whether your interest is declarer play, conventions, defense, or strategy, the ACBL can help.  Click on the link image below to go directly to their site.

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The Dummy February 2017
The Dummy  February 2017

February 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
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 February 2017
The Dummy  February 2017

February 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
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