M C & G Bridge Studio 17-Apr-2016
TIP OF THE WEEK: When
defending against a NoTrump contact make negative
discards in suits you dont want led, keeping all the goodies
in the suit you do want led. Keep winners discard losers!!
KUDOS & CONGRATULATIONS: Nicia Amys & Lou Ann Thomson 72.22% game on Friday (8th) -- well done! Congratulations to Gerry Callaghan & Mike Tanner - Lucky Score winners last Tuesday ($125.50) each. Heather Gillis - first winner of "Chase the Ace" $119.00.
WHAT IS HAPPEING THIS WEEK at the
|The Canada wide Helen Shields
Rookie-Master Game -- Thursday April 21, 2016 at 7:00
(this same game will be played at Hfx. Brg World Thurs. morning). This
is your chance to introduce someone to the game, or help encourage our newer
players to Duplicate bridge. Rookies are players with fewer than 50
masterpoints and Masters are those with 50+ and a sense of humour.
Sign up at the Studio. $10.00|
|Monday at 12:30 - Charity Club Championship -
$1.00 from each player will go to the NS Alzheimer's Society.|
|Wednesday 7:00 - our game is getting bigger,
we start on time and end at 10:00. Lucky Score & 'Chase the Ace'.
$7.00 with $1.00 to CBF Charity Foundation|
|Friday at 12:30 - Charity Club Championship
game for those not off to Truro for the Don Cox Sectional. |
|This weekend the Don Cox Sectional Tournament
- Truro NS.|
FOR THE STUDENTS OF THE GAME:
|Tuesday 9:15am. Bridge Basics 1, understanding
NoTrump openings and responses. |
|NEW class with Jill - Refining your Bidding.
The first of 8 weeks. 9:30 am This week Jill will be taking a
look at bidding messages and the common misunderstandings in the Early
|Starting May 2 (Mondays at 7:00) Nancy will be
continuing with Bridge Basics and focusing on the declarer play and a look
into Stayman and Transfers.|
|Come and Play! Thursday Supervised
Bridge at 9:30. Monday 'Just Play Bridge' 7:00|
CHASE THE ACE: Play when you can.
Only $1.00 per ticket. Proceeds to the Bridge Studio Aces and their Walk
for the NS Alzheimer's Society. Please note the walk is on Sunday May 1st
(not Saturday) and this will be our ninth year of participation.
THIS WEEK'S BRIDGE QUIZ:
You opened this auction with 1S and partner supported (2S), but North/South interfered and bid to 4-H. How do you plan to defeat the contract.
S 7 5
H K 8 6
D 7 4 3 2
C A Q J 10
West (you) East
S A K J 8 3 1st trick play S - 10
H 7 5
D A 10 6
C 8 7 2
Contract: 4H by South. Opening
lead S A. North plays low and East plays the S-10 (standard carding).
What is your next play?
Solution to Last Week's 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 in 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.
Browse your options:
In this hand you have only FOUR sure tricks and need THREE more, where do you go
for them spades or diamonds? Too much work in spades and entries are
an issue, so the solid, stronger diamonds are the best bet. If you chose
to go to your hand and play the D-Q toward the Ace, do not tell anyone.
Worse if West covered that Q with their K with doubleton Ax in dummy DONT
TELL ANYONE. Simply win the Heart King play the D-A and then a Diamond
to your hand, to knock out the D-K to establish 3 more Diamonds for your 7