M C & G Bridge Studio 9-Aug-2015
Tip of the Week:
you have a choice of an opening lead, and one is an unbid major and the other is
an unbid minor, it is usually right to lead the major. Why?
Minor suits are often the secret weapons and major suits are usually
-- to all that are playing in Chicago congrats on all your efforts.
What is happening at the Bridge Studio
we have FOUR of these special games that offer both black and RED
points this week. These games are:
Ψ Monday (10th) - 12:30 open stratified ( C = 0-500 NLM; B = 0-2500; and A is 2500 ++); Next game is Tuesday at 7:00 should be lots of points on this Tuesday night; Ψ
Wednesday morning at 9:30
am Open, and Thursday
pm another open game remember they are half Black and half RED.
will be a Charity
almost triple for points - and just $6.00 for some good bridge!!
· Thursday at 7:00 CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP GAME for 0-750 only we have prizes. There will not be a mini-lesson this week, but you will be delighted with our very professional and knowledgeable director (and for those that have missed him this year) Doug Hamilton will be in charge.
the Students of the game:
6:45 Lizs Pearl of Wisdom
· Thursday and Friday Practice Play with Jill remember each game is preceded with some insight from Jill typically these lessons are based on errors from the previous weeks game.
This weeks bridge quiz:
RHO opens the bidding with 1D and you hold:
H Q J
D A J 10 9 8 5
C K Q 4 3
What is your call?
Solution to Last Weeks Quiz:
LHO opens the bidding with 1D and partner Doubles. What do you bid with
the following hand:
S K J 8 3
H A 8 6 5
D - A 8 4
C 9 5
clearly have enough values to be in a game contract but what game? Let
your partner choose. Bid THEIR suit - 2D that cannot be to play (if
your diamonds were that good you would have passed the double) it is asking your
partner to pick their suit. When partner made the takeout double of 1D
it is possible that one of their majors could be just 3-cards and
you do not want to choose the wrong one bid 2D and let partner give
the preference. If partner prefers clubs bid 3NT.
will see you at the tables NEXT week as Kathie and I are in Chicago for a
few bridge games (and a lot of meetings).
& Bill Halliday
Let me know if you have any questions or concerns -- firstname.lastname@example.org
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