C & G Bridge Studio 29-Jun-2014
Tip of the Week:
Play Bridge like a Pro even if you are not one!! Getting ready for the
go and play!! Everyone should at least drop in to a Regional Tournament.
It is amazing to see the sea of people at the tables. There are experts
from all over North America, and even one from Australia, at our Regional
Tournament. Many of the experts will be taking some time to offer a bridge
TIP for you in person free of charge most often Great Advice.
you go to a table you have no need to explain to everyone that this is our
first tournament and you are such a beginner. You can greet your opponents,
welcome them to Halifax, offer some restaurant or tourist advice briefly.
Sit down, take out your cards and fan out your hand. Develop a routine!!
If you are the dummy lay your cards down without comment then put the
contract into your convention card. As declarer, ALWAYS take a second to
review the dummy and ALWAYS thank your partner. Form your plan and go
to work. A little fake it till you make it never hurts. Even
experts can screw up, they just go on to the next hand!! Dont fret
enjoy the experience. Tournaments have so much to offer, new faces, new
is closed for duplicate from June 30th July 5th for
the Canadian Atlantic Regional Tournament. Practice Play on Thursday
and Friday morning is still on!!
Hoping to see you all at
the tournament it is looking like it will be a fantastic event!!
Bridge Tips will be offered every day at about 15 or 20 minutes before the
afternoon session (1:00) and before the evening session (7:30).
close and personal
be sure to drop into the hospitality suite (The
after the evening sessions The Hospitality Committee has special food lined
up every night and this is a chance to meet some of our world class players
that will be attending the tournament. Have a beer ($3.) or wine
($5.). The conversations are always inspiring and the company . . .
July 8th at the Bridge Studio
A regular 0-500 game at 12:30 and a Club Championship game and Celebration
at 7:00!! I am sure SOMEONE will become a life master this week and we
will have Cake and Celebrate!! Prizes for the evening winners of this Club
For the Students of the Game:
up on your NoTrump knowledge Jill has a special class she will be holding
over the summer just on NoTrump!! On July 8th Jill will be
looking in depth at the Stayman Convention it is amazing the stuff you
can do with a Convention you REALLY understand!!
This weeks Quiz:
opens the bidding with 1NoTrump and you hold:
S K J
H Q J 10
D A 9 6 3
C K Q 10 6
is your call?
Solution to Last Weeks Quiz:
S K Q 10 7
H A K J 10 6
D 10 7
C A Q
S - A 2
D A 9 5 3 2
C J 8 6 3 2
East (RHO) opened 1H, you
pass, and West (LHO) bids 1S, pass by partner, and East leaps to 4S.
Your partner is on lead
and starts with the D-K Plan your Defense. What are you playing at trick
#1, and trick #2? What about Trick #3 and trick #4. Thinking this
far ahead is a real asset.
Trick #1 Partner leads
the D-K which by positive inference he has the DQ! You want to OVERTAKE
the D-K with your D-A taking control of the hand. [1 trick your side]
Trick #2 it is safe to
play your SINGLETON H-7 as you have Control of the Trump suit the S-A.
Lead the H-7. Declarer will win in dummy.
Trick #3 Declarer
plays a trump from dummy. This is NOT the time for second hand low
GRAB your S-A - - -stay in control. [2 tricks for your side]
Trick # 4 NOW play
your D-9, and hope that it makes it over to your partners D-Q- it does they
win [ 3 tricks for your side].
Trick #5 time for
partner to think about WHY did you lead that heart into the jaws of the good
suit the light goes on and he realized you MUST have had a singleton he
returns the heart and YOU win [ 4 tricks for your side ] and the contract is
defeated. WELL DONE!
you at the tourney!
& Bill Halliday
MCG Bridge Studio
Professional Centre, Suite 160