M C & G Bridge Studio 10-Apr-2016
TIP OF THE WEEK: At a trump
contract when a defender is sure
there are no side suit tricks available, think about giving declarer a ruff and
a sluff. This can sometimes lead to a trump promotion which might be
your only hope, so just DO IT!!
KUDOS & CONGRATULATIONS:
Here it is the final results for a long fought week. Congratulations to
JEDI House. For the story of the saga -- please see
attached, pictures included. Overall results:
|JEDI - 13,900|
|Droids - 10,964|
|The Millennium Falcon: 10,110|
Masterpoints for the week - Steve
Anderson - 11.80 (followed by: Liz Legacy 853; Terry
Shaw 6.70; Bill
Cruden 6.11) Most Spirit Points: Trish
Beryl Higgs 340; Linda
Mills 325; Val
McClintock 300) - If you did not get your trophy and
t-shirt on Sunday, be sure to pick them up this week at
the Studio. My thanks to everyone who came and contributed
to the FUN and brought so many great snacks. It was a huge success and
would not have happened without you and your sense of humour.
What is happening this week:
Help us support our Bridge Aces Team that is walking in the Alzheimer's
Memory Walk on May 1st. See our 'Skipper Nancy' to be part of the A-TEAM.
Club Championship games this week are:
|Tuesday (12th) 12:30 - 0-500 only -
proceeds to the CBF Charity Foundation|
|Wednesday (13th) 7:00 Just $7.00 (($1.00 to
our Bridge Aces Walking Team)|
|Thursday (14th) 7:00 -- Jill McCormick
will be directly and welcomes all players with fewer than 1000 masterpoints.
She promises to make the game run in a professional and timely manner.
More masterpoints this week. New to the game or bring a friend - get a
THIS WEEKEND - for all players with under
300 masterpoints - the 3rd Annual CODIAC 299er SECTIONAL -
Moncton, NB Saturday and Sunday. A fine opportunity to win Silver
out the Sign up board for the Helen
Shield CBF Rookie/Master game THURSDAY April 21st at 7:00 PM
NATIONAL TEAMS - Saturday May 7th -- 2 sessions and GOLD points 2 sections
OPEN & under 2500.
For the Students of the Game:
|Monday at 7:00 - Bridge Basics continued -
join Nancy for a couple of weeks of play and then move into some
instruction. Or just stay and practice play with Liz, Kathie and Bill
there to help.|
|Tuesday 9:30 - Bridge Basics 1 - a new series|
|Tuesday 9:30 - Beginning April 19th - Refining
your Bidding. Jill's new class to help you bid better and understand
what your are saying. 8 weeks.|
THIS WEEK'S BRIDGE QUIZ:
The contract is 1NT by South
S A Q 9 5 3
H K 6 4
D A 4
C 10 5 3
S 6 4
H A 10
D Q J 10 9 3
C J 8 6 4
Assess - you are 1NT and need 7 tricks.
Browse look at your tricks, how many do you have for sure and how do you get what you want.
Consider - the order in which you are going to play your cards. So what is your plan?
SOLUTION TO LAST WEEK'S QUIZ:
The Auction has proceeded thusly:
East South West
1D P 1S P
3C P 3S P
4NT P 5D** P **regular Blackwood 1 Ace
6S All pass
Reviewing the auction you can tell that North has a (good) 18+ points, as the jump shift is GAME FORCING. South has promised just one ace. And we are in luck as the strong hand is about to become the dummy. Since the strong hand is Over you, you decided to lead the H-A. And here is what you see:
S A K Q
D K Q 10 9 8
C A K 4 2
S - void
H A 7 6 5 4 H-8
D 5 4 3
C 10 9 8 6 5
--- After you lead the H-A and you see the singleton in dummy partner plays the H-8.
What do you do next?
The interesting part is many players insist that if there is a singleton in dummy the card played is suit preference. The H-8 is clearly a high card, does East want you to switch to a Diamond (highest ranking of the other two suits?). NOT very likely - South has ONE Ace and you can see the other three that H-8 is an encouraging card. As it turns out East holds the S-J 8 2 and if you make dummy ruff with a high trump East will win the S-J. So you should not only discuss what the H-8 means with your favourite partner but also use some deductive powers to figure what it really means.