C & G Bridge Studio 3-Aug-2014
Tip of the week:
Sometimes opening the bidding calls for a little judgment and not
“All by the Book”. If you plan your second bid (Ask
Jerry) before you make your first you may well prevent a later problem.
As the opening bidder, if you consider some of your rebid problems
you might run into with the textbook opening bid, you might consider
alternatives to alleviate rebid issues. So be a thoughtful bidder and plan
Kudos of the Week - #1 – Hazel is up and at ‘em already, home on Monday and feeling pretty good. Thank you to everyone who sent along good wishes, I am sure that helped her healing. #2 – Liz Legacy recognized by TDs for friendliness & fair play on BBO (see page 31 of August ACBL Bridge Bulletin).
What is happening THIS week at The Bridge Studio.
is Natal Day and to celebrate we have a Club
– with prizes and masterpoints! 12:30
players with fewer than 300 Masterpoint – Club
– more prizes, more points!! Always friendly, always fun.
– Club round - Wednesday
and ˝ black, with triple
Still 2 for
1 Wednesday for the month of August, 2
games for the price of 1. We will have some treats and as always a
wonderful game of bridge with our terrific director – this week
– Gerardo J
- Club Qualifiers – triple
˝ black – Friday
games this week are $10.00. Don’t forget you can purchase a
“Players Card” $100.00 for ELEVEN games. Played all week?? Want
a bonus – play 4 games during the week (Monday-Friday) and your 5th
game is “On the House!”.
“Up the Ranks”
0-1000 team game – SUNDAY August 17th – 12:30. 4 rounds of
7 boards. Lots of food and fun. Need partner/team mate – contact
Jill – firstname.lastname@example.org
For the Students of the game:
and play –
For all you students from our 2013/14 lesson series come and practice what you
have learnt. A very relaxed non-sanctioned game on Monday
Listen to some “Pearls of Wisdom” at 6:45 and then play. 12 – 15
hands 7:00 – 9:15. Winners get chocolate!! Ask questions, change
your lead, and get your game on!!
brush up – All about No Trump
Tuesday 9:30 am – join Jill as this week she explores Bidding Slams in NoTrump - an invitation and an ace asking sequence – there is a different approach for each!
weeks Bridge Quiz:
in mind the “Tip of the Week” what would you OPEN the bidding with holding
S – A Q 4
H – K 5
D – J 9 8 6 5 2
C – A Q
Solution to Last Week’s Quiz:
you to Mr. John Rayner for last week’s quiz:
You are sitting SOUTH and EAST (your Right Hand Opponent) opens the bidding with 1H! You have a great hand and overcall 4 Spades! West (your Left Hand Opponent) leads the H – 2. Plan your play:
S – 7 5
H – K 8 6 5 3
D – J 4
C – A J 9 4
– 2 (Lead)
South (declarer – YOU)
S – K Q J 10 9 8 3
H – A J
D – Q 10 9 8
C – void
see the 5 hearts in dummy – and realize that East has 5 hearts, and you have 2
(5+5+2=12) therefore the H-2 from West is a singleton! East must hold the
S-A just to have enough points to bid. If you were to let the heart go to
your A & J, a
you KNOW that East will win the S-A and give his partner a ruff. Instead
– win the H-K in dummy, then play the C-A discarding your losing H-A.
Now you just lose 1 spade and 2 diamond tricks to fulfill your contract.
You might notice that you will lose two diamond tricks anyway, so do not get
mesmerized by the “what appears to be” a helpful lead. Just COUNT your
tricks (& losers)
you at the tables,
& Bill Halliday
Email – email@example.com
MCG Bridge Studio
Mumford Professional Centre, Suite 160, Halifax, NS