M C & G Bridge Studio 22-Feb-2015
Tip of the Week:
leads a suit you win the Ace. Now you return partners suit - which
card do you return?
It is standard practice to give Present Count (sometimes referred
to as current count). Meaning play a card that tells partner how many
you presently (currently) hold. You started with A 9 5 - return the
9 you have TWO left, play high/low from an even number. You
started with A 9 5 3 return the 3 you have THREE left, play low/high from
an odd number of cards. This might help partner to decide how to
proceed. Good bridge play practices and agreements are much more helpful
than many conventions.
Great time this week for the Canadian
Bridge Federation STaC
- and Kudos
to all of you for supporting the CBF.
I would like to send a special thanks to all those that contributed special
snacks this week we all loved the treats. Congratulations
the many of you that made it into the Canadian overalls.
Now that we have our dishwasher and lots of cups plates I would like to have
regular flatware. If any of you have extra knives, forks or spoons
and would like to donate them to the Bridge Studio it would be
appreciated. I can do away with the plastic and use stainless steel
something good for everyone, us and the environment.
is happening this week at the Bridge
Time to start thinking Walk for Memories and The Longest Day. Working with the Nova Scotia Alzheimer Society is such a good fit with keeping your brain fit, and playing bridge.
is a Charity
(23rd) @ 12:30
(28th) @ 12:30
proceeds will be contributed to the NS Alzheimer Society Walk for Memories.
Championship Game on Wednesday (25th) at 7:00 STRATIFIED and
Prizes for the winners in all THREE stratums.
Club Championship game in support of CBF Charity Foundation on Friday (27th)
it is March (and MAYBE Spring
Monday March 2nd is the ACBL-wide
Seniors Game same $10.00 but more masterpoints and maybe ACBL
the Students of the Game:
the storms keep at bay all lessons are on. The general rule on
morning classes is if there is NO School there is NO bridge class but with
school being cancelled on account of ice only please check with the Mall
Storm line 902-444-1800 or with your instructor.
morning with Carol is Competitive Bidding about to complete the
section on OVERCALLS and getting ready to tackle Takeout Doubles. If you
would like to join in this class it can be arranged. Please call the
Studio and say you are coming (902-446-3910)
Class with Nancy (Monday morning & evening) Opening the bidding with
a suit Majors & Minors Check with Nancy if you think class might be
a Better Foundation Last Tuesday class was cancelled this weeks
class Minor Suit Responses What is Forcing. Class is scheduled
to be on unless the Mall is closed if unsure please contact Carol
Defense Wednesday at 1:00. Second hand play, to you cover dummys honour? What about a lead toward the dummy high or low? Join me for lesson 4 of Thinking on Defense.
for Spring - Break the winter doldrums Come and Learn a Game to last a
IN A DAY
March 14, 2015
am 2:30 pm
INTRODUCTION TO BRIDGE
This Weeks Bridge Quiz:
is the auction:
South West (YOU)
is your call holding:
S A K J 10 6 5
H 7 5
D - A Q 9
C Q 7
Solution to Last Weeks Quiz:
South you open the bidding with 1NT, and partner bids 3NT. Opening lead
H-6, you play the H-4 from dummy and East plays the H-J. Plan your play.
S K 7
H A 7 4
D 10 6 2
C - Q J 10 8 4
S A Q J
H Q 10 3
D A Q 7 4
C 9 7 3
How many sure tricks do you have? 6 you have 3
spades, 2 hearts, 1 diamond
Which suit will provide the additional tricks you need? Clubs
- you can promote 3 winners
How many times will the opponents regain the lead? Twice
you have to drive out the Club A & K
Who holds the H-K? West East would have played
the H-K to the first trick (third hand high)
What card are you playing to the first trick? Play
the H-3. You need to hold up winning the first trick. You will still
get two heart tricks. If you win the H-Q at trick one and lead a club,
East will win the C-K (orA) and return a heart trapping your 10 Now
Wests Hearts are established when they win the other club.
you at the tables,
& Bill Halliday
Questions? Comments? Let me know -- email@example.com
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