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

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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.  

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

 

Southern Sectional 2017

 

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.

 

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

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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

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Wednesday 06/14 Board 15 Bridge Studio

Lets say you recklessly bid to 6 spades and now need to justify your excess.  East leads a diamond to west's A ; who then returns a club.  The situation is bleak.  Plan the play.

The club return seems obvious, whether east has the K♣ or not. Faced with the decision early, is there any other choice? Well yes.  Three discards may be available in hearts, with a little good fortune. Hating to go down at trick two; prolong the agony by winning the A♣ .  Now cash the A , play K♠ , spade to the A♠ .  When spades break there is hope.  Now play K♥ pitching a club , and ruff a heart.  When the Q comes down you have two more good hearts, and the trump entry to cash them.

 This is an interesting hand in that the odds favor the club finesse, taken twice over setting up hearts (43 break with Qxx).  Because of the shortage of entries, you can't do both.  With a neutral defense, say a trump lead I would play for the K♣ to be onside.  How about if the defense strats with a low club, passed to your J♣ ?  You get to decideindecision

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Friday 06/09 Board 7 Bridge Studio

West leads the 6 and east, wanting to maintain communications, plays the nine. When your Q wins you can count eight tricks, but must give up the lead to set up the ninth. What can you do?

It might be possible to sneak a ninth trick in spades. You know the hearts are ready to run, but the opponents may not.  West's play at trick one, while often best, makes the heart situation unclear to east.  So run the clubs first.  Its possible east has both long hearts and long diamonds and solves the problem for you. When nothing great happens lead the Q♠ .  If east holds the A♠  and not the J♠ they may sense no urgency to win this trick. West may hay the K♠ and east would rather the next heart be led from West.  When west ducks the Q♠ you have your ninth trick!

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Friday 6/2 Board 11 Shore Bridge Club

Do you ever wonder how the good players seem to always make the right decision.  You are declaring an "easy" three no trump.  But this is matchpoints.  Every trick counts! West leads a fourth best 7 ,5,Q,A.  You have seven tricks. An eighth will come from diamonds, a ninth possible in spades, one or two more possible in hearts.  Don't forget about clubs.

Hearts require the most work, so get started.  Lead a club to the ♣ K and a heart to the Q; which wins.  Now a heart back to dummy, planning to duck to east.  But the J appears from west. Take it from here.  Making five gets all the matchpoints.

This is discovery play.  Once the J appears there is no point in ducking.  It is likey west's last heart.  Win the Ace you want to take the spade finesse before west can set up diamonds. Play K♠ , 4♠ from dummy.  When the J♠ wins west discards a diamond. (West appears to be 1,2 in majors).  Now lead the to the 10 setting up your J .  East discards.  You now know that west is 1264, and when west returns a diamond to your J you can confidently finesse west for the J♣ ; making 5NT; 3♠ , 2 ,2 ,4♣ . And all the matchpointsyes

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Wednesday 6/7 Board 33 Bridge Studio

So you think you are clever? Landing in 3NT from the south you receive the expected heart lead; coming to nine tricks when the spade finess fails.  Feeling smug as four spades appears to be down 1, losing a spade, two diamonds, and a club.  Not so fast! Those in four spades from the north see the hand differently. They receive a heart lead won in hand. How would you play the spades?

Odds favor long spades, and therefore the Q♠, being with west; but if you are wrong you risk a heart ruff as well.  The prudent play is spade to the king and a spade back to the ace.  When the Q♠ unexpectedly falls you have wiped the smug look off that notrump bidders face. Draw the last trump play two rounds of hearts ending in dummy.  Now try the diamond finnesse,losing.  West cashes a second diamond and leads a heart.  A club toward the K♣ generates the 10th trick.  By the way, a crafty west may lead a small club after cashing diamonds.  They are presenting you with a LOSING OPTION. Do not fall for this.  Rise with the K♣ and claim your game.

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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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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
  (Reservation)
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
  (Reservation)
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
  (Reservation)
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
  (Reservation)
Jul 29, 2017
B/C/D SWISS TEAMS -TWO SESSIONS
Lewes Presbyterian Church 10:00 AM
  (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. 

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
  (Reservation)
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
  (Reservation)
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
  (Reservation)
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
  (Reservation)
Jul 29, 2017
B/C/D SWISS TEAMS -TWO SESSIONS
Lewes Presbyterian Church 10:00 AM
  (Reservation)