M C & G Bridge Studio 12-Jul-2015
Tip of the Week:
the bidding cards are scooped up be sure you take a moment to review the bidding
to get the best picture of the hands in your head as you are able. You
cannot defend properly unless you remember the bidding.
& Congratulations: A few
to Bill the tech guy for working on our first ever Handicapped Team Game
with lots of trials, tribulations and direction from ACBL he now has the
game finalized so go to www.bridgestudio.org
and see the new posting. With THAT we congratulate the Kirby team
(Jim Kirby, Scott MacDougall, Myrtle Moulton, and Virginia Giza) for coming out
on top! Big congratulations to the Cordon team
(Maxine Cordon, Sharon Grant, Bill Watters, and Elaine Downs) for a strong
second place. Most of all I want to thank all for coming over after the
game and enjoying the sunshine with me and Bill it was great fun, the food
was good (thank
everyone) and even the bridge discussion was fun!!
is happening that is SPECIAL at the Bridge
(14th) at 7:00 North
OPEN club game TRIPLE
points half RED
and half black.
(15th) 7:00 ACBL wide International
just $6.00 and more red
+ analysis sheets.
(16th) 12:30 NAP
Qualifier OPEN TRIPLE points half RED
/ half black.
(17th) 12:30 Summer Celebration Club Championship Game DOUBLE+
points and PRIZES for the winners in each strat.
12:30 pm 0-1000
Up the Ranks Team game.
the Students of the game:
at 6:45 the first exception to the Maxim 4th highest from your
longest and strongest! This game is for players with fewer than 750
masterpoint points we are trying to keep it fun, relaxed and on time (out by
10:00). If it is your first time to come on a Thursday
night, be sure to let Kathie know for a special prize!
Play Bridge Monday
at 7:00 just 14 hands to play and finished by 9:15. Come early (6:45) for
a bit of bridge wisdom. Always fun, new players to meet and new friends to
make. Bring someone new and receive a free play.
This weeks Bridge Quiz:
opened the bidding with 1 Heart and your LHO overcalls 1 NT, partner passes and
RHO bids 3NT. You partner is on lead and leads the H-9; covered by
do you plan to defeat the contract.
S 10 8 4
H 10 8
D Q 5
C A Q 10 9 7 6
S Q 6 5 2
H A K 7 4 3
D A 7 3
Solution to last weeks Quiz:
S A Q
H 10 6 4
D 7 4
C Q J 10 8 7 6
S 9 5
S 8 7 4 3
H K 9
H Q 5 3
D A 8
D Q J 10 6
C 5 4
C A 2
S K J 10 6
H A J 8
D K 9 5 2
C K 9
auction is a simple 1NT 3NT for N/S. Partner leads the H-2, small from
dummy, and you play the H-Q, declarer winning the H-A. Next declarer plays
the C-K, which you duck but you win the club continuation with your C-A.
What is your plan from here?
simply return your partners suit you will get at the most 3 more heart tricks
and that is not enough to defeat the contract. So what do you know:
Partner likely has a
4-card heart suit therefore NO 5 card suit in their hand
Partner has at the most 7
HCP (40 24 = 16 9 = 7)
If partner holds the K
& J of hearts declarer has nine tricks 5 clubs, 2 spades, 1 heart
& the A D)
The card needed from
partner and possible for him to have, is the D-A
partner to hold the Diamond Ace win your C-A and lead you D-Q trapping
the D-K and three diamond tricks are yours with the winning H and C-A.
you at the tables,
& Bill Halliday
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