M C & G Bridge Studio 19-Jul-2015
Tip of the Week:
it is common not to let the opponents play at the two level and you can
be aggressive in balancing WHEN THEY HAVE FOUND A FIT [ 1D P 1H
P 2H P P P - ?] they found a fit before
you pass in the balancing seat (the last seat to bid) take a good look at your
cards and try to find a bid - they have about 20 HCP so you do as well!
& Congratulations: The final
tally is in for The Longest Day - the total donations to
the Alzheimers was $2,215.50.
Many generous donations from you helped to make this day a success!! Next
year the LONGEST DAY will be on a Tuesday and their will be some changes!!
I will keep you posted!! Do you know that between the Longest Day and our Alzheimer
the Bridge Studio contributed over $8,000.00 to the Nova Scotia Alzheimer Society
cool is that!!
note from Nancy concerning receipts -- they are coming
with a new system and a new recorder the process has been slowed down, but
the receipts will be ready shortly. I will assume that the receipts
for the Longest Day will be about another month as well.
is happening this Week at the Bridge Studio
(20th) 12:30 North American Pairs Club Qualifier TRIPLE
points and half are RED
(22nd) 7:00 N.A.P. game MORE RED points
(23rd at 7:00 flight C only N.A.P. game this Thursday is
open ONLY to players with fewer than 500 masterpoints and a Non-life master (as
of June 1st 2015) --- be sure to qualify so you can play in the
BIG District finals for A, B &/or C and there is GOLD points available
in those games!!
(26th) Summer Break TEAM GAME!! Game time 12:30 it is be
STRATIFIED. Sign up Sheet at the Studio Charity Club Championship Game
$12.00 with lots of snacks for grazing!!
the Students of the game
is always something to learn when playing bridge what we have over the
Play with Jill Thursday and Friday at 9:30. Jill gives a tip prior to
play and the tip is usually based on a common error made at the previous
session. She also carefully selects hands from a game played by the more
seasoned player so you can compare your results to theirs! It is fun and
just 2 hours if you have not tried it, it is a good way to keep your bridge
up over the summer.
7:00 Just play bridge Liz is back with another pearl of wisdom to share
(6:45pm). Fun and relaxed, no clock, no masterpoints (just chocolate).
7:00 this weeks game is only for 0-500 NLM at 6:45 Kathie will have a
mini-lesson on the Second Exception to leading your 4th highest!
This weeks Bridge Quiz:
and your partner have a strong auction ending in 4 spades. You are
declarer and West leads the D-Q. Plan your play:
S Q 2
H 6 5 4 3 2
D 9 8 7
C - Q J 10
D - Q
S A K J 10 8 7
H A Q
D A 4 3
C A 2
Solution to Last Weeks Quiz:
opened the bidding with 1 Heart and your LHO overcalls 1 NT, partner passes and
RHO bids 3NT. Your partner is on lead and leads the H-9. How 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
H-9 must be the top of a doubleton or singleton; with 2 hearts in dummy, 5 in
hand and 2 for partner, declarer must have FOUR. By winning the A & K
of hearts and continuing hearts you will now give declarer two tricks in hearts
the Q & J, and the contract. How many points can partner have
(Declarer 15 + dummy 8 + you 13 = 36) partner has at the most 4 HCP. They
are not in hearts and we hope it is not the C K, the D-Q is a menace so we
hope partners points are not in diamonds so let us hope for spades.
After winning the first heart trick attack the spade suit this is your best
chance to defeat the contract. In this hand declarer will win the S-A but
the rest of the suit is for you and partner. After declarer wins the spade
A and 6 club tricks you must win a red suit Ace and can now enjoy your spade
Partners Hand: S K J 7 3
H 9 2
D 9 8 6 2
C 4 3 2
you at the tables,
& Bill Halliday
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