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Last updated : 5th Jul 2019 15:15 BST
Right Contract - Wrong Bidding

A hand from 15th July 2019. My partner forgot that 4♣  was a splinter bid showing a shortage. Even after correcting to 5♠  partner still did not believe me. Therefore, 6♠  was the final contract.  Now how do you play this hand on the non-helpful lead of a trump. Count your tricks 6 Trumps, 1 heart, 2 diamonds, 1 diamond ruff, 1 club = 11 tricks. Your options are taking the club finesse, Ruffing out the K♣  to set up your Q♣ .  Hoping for a favourable lie in the heart suit to avoid 2 heart losers. Your hearts are  J 8 7 vs  A 10 5 or manufacturing an end play on South forcing your opponents to play the clubs or hearts.

The finnese in clubs is an all or nothing play yet it must be a 50% chance.  But the heart suit here has also chances depending on the placement of the cards. With  J 8 7 vs  A 10 5. Hoping for the drop of ♣K is optimistic when missing 8 cards in the suit (less than 25%).   Overall my preferred line would be play at trick 2, AK  and ruff a diamond high (♠ K). Back to dummy with a trump and then a low heart to the 10 . If this loses South must now play another heart or a club. If a club you are home.  If a heart is returned you might assume North has the other heart honour and play the 8 hoping the 9  is with South. If this still does not work you can still get to dummy with your last trump and try the club finesse.  It is about combining your chances where possible versus only have 1 option.

Last updated : 17th Jul 2019 11:40 BST
Committee Meeting

Next Committee meeting will be at 12.30pm Wed 6th November.

Last updated : 7th Sep 2019 10:13 BST
Have you seen this man?
Have you seen this man?

If you recognise this man please contact us immediately. Last seen on the Bridge Club roof trying out for the role of Captain Birdseye. 

Last updated : 10th Sep 2019 11:13 BST
A Blast from the Past
A Blast from the Past

A picture taken in 2004 of some of our Prize winners at the Annual General Meeting.  Sadly not all are still with us but the ones that are don't seem to have changed one bit.

Last updated : 10th Sep 2019 11:26 BST