M C & G Bridge Studio 21-Jun-2015
Tip of the Week:
Partner opens the bidding and RHO makes a takeout double. Learn to use
this to YOUR advantage!
10 or more HCP start with a REDOUBLE, let partner know that your side has the
balance of power. Some partnerships have an
agreement to bid 2NT showing a limit raise in openers suit (Dormer/Jordon
but if you are new at this let me recommend to just REDOUBLE with any 10 +
first thing you are looking for is to receive big PENALTY points from the
opponents for stepping into YOUR auction.
LHO makes their bid, unless opener has an extremely distributional hand and
feels he should get out ASAP opener should either double (penalty)
or pass to leave the option to responder.
here responder must decide whether it is better to try for the penalty points or
find your own fit.
is here that (unless playing the convention) the responder can show support
for openers suit or bid a new suit of their own.
fewer than 10 HCP responder can bid whatever strikes their fancy raise
partner, pre-empt, new suit partner knows the story.
- I cannot thank enough all of you for your participation in the LONGEST
Tally after todays game is very close to $1,900.00,
with $1,461 for NSAS and $437.00 to the Alzheimer Association International
Research Group. Everyone who brought in cake, cookies, cheese cracker,
snacks, sandwiches - my sincere thank you. It was a huge day
and a great success!! And Congratulations to our prize draw winners
people got entries after their first three games and every game after that.
Hotel 2 night stay at the Holiday Inn Dartmouth winner Dorothy
Gibson. Hotel one night stay at the Coast Hotel, Halifax Jim Kirby. Tassimo
Peter Rans. Armview gift certificates: Connie Glube, Graham
Waters and Candace Flemming.
to all the 70% games on the LONGEST DAY Victor Lamoureux (3),Stuart Eastwood
(3), Jim Kirby, Stephen Tynes, Jim Mathers, Rosemary Sampson, Lynn Switzer,
Maxine Cordon, Connie Glube, Janet Corkum, Virginia Giza & Mary
MacKay. And one 80.83% game Gary Brown and Leo Weniger.
is happening this week at the Bridge Studio:
had one more Longest Day Fundraising event today MONDAY at 12:30 -
thanks again for everyone for coming and supporting the cause.
Olympiad Fund Game
June 23rd 7:00
this game will be $11.00 for everyone and we have analysis sheets for after
the game great for going over the hands and seeing what the experts suggest.
Or seeing how brilliant or not you were!
game for St. John the Baptist Day Wednesday (24th) 9:30
am Do not forget to stay and get your prize!
game on Thursday
this game is to wish good luck to all those travelling to Fredericton for
the Canadian Atlantic Regional Tournament ***** Club Championship games
are more than double regular club points and come with prizes for winners in
evening - previously posted as a NAP game it will be a Charity Club
Championship (only allowed two for Wed. nights) still TRIPLE points!!
extra points for ACBL overalls
mini-lesson leads made in the middle of the game 6:45
the Students of the game:
advancing players - Jill will be wrapping up her advanced series on bidding
treatments, tomorrow is Strong Hands Rebids INCLUDING
whether you know it or not REVERSES is a part of bridge, everyone plays them.
Whether or not they play them correctly is another story J
See Jill 9:30
Transfer bids with Trish. If you understand why transfers are
used and what partner is trying to tell you you will have an easier road
You all have the guidelines to opening leads but how do they change when
you are in the middle of the hand. Come and see me prior to the game on
Thursday evening and hear how to let our partner know what your leads mean at
trick two and beyond.
This Weeks Bridge Quiz:
partner opens the bidding with a pre-emptive 2-H call and your RHO has passed.
What do you respond holding the following:
S 8 7 4
H 9 6 2
D K 9 7 6 2
C J 3
Solution to Last Weeks Quiz:
are sitting East and partner leads H-A against 4 spades after the following
4S -- all pass
S Q 10 8 5
H 4 3
D A K Q J 7
S 9 3
H Q J 8 2
D 9 8 6
C 8 7 5 2
H-3 is played from dummy Now what card do you choose to play?
goal is to win FOUR tricks not just three; partner doubled and should have
something that looks like an opening bid. Declarer likely has all the spades,
but if partner has a spade honour he will win it eventually. The diamond
suit will serve declarer well as a source of tricks - theirs not yours, so it
looks like partner has values in the club suit if they are the A & K
then you have four tricks for the taking. What if partner has the A &
Q then you must get on lead to play a club through declarer.
So what card do you play?
H-8 is encouraging but partner might think you have a doubleton and play the
other high heart hoping you will get a ruff, and if you play the H-2, partner
might switch suits. The correct card to play here is the H-Q
the Queen promises the H-J!! NOT a doubleton. Partner will see this
signal and you will win trick 2 when partner under leads his H-K and play a club
to partners A & Q defeating the contract.
you at the tables,
& Bill Halliday
Any Questions or Comments just let me know email@example.com
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