M C & G Bridge Studio 29-May-2016
TIP OF THE WEEK: With no sequence
to lead, the unbid suit is usually a good start. In addition, the lead of
a low card strongly suggests an honour. It is not a guarantee, and
hopefully partner can work it out. The problem with top of nothing is that
partner is likely to think you have a doubleton and by the time they work out it
is NOT it is often too late.
KUDOS & CONGRATULATIONS:
Another 70% game this week - Bruce
& Heather Sandeson 72.6% - CONGRATULATIONS. CAKE
on Wednesday - come and congratulate Carole
Anne Patterson and Graham
Waters on their LIFE MASTER (and Bronze) achievement.
*********JUNE CALENDAR IS ATTACHED!!********
Rotary Club TOONIE draw. Don't
forget to put your toonie in the box. The prize is over $700.00 !!
THIS WEEK AT THE BRIDGE STUDIO:
GRASSROOTS game - last chance for the DOUBLE++ masterpoints, Tuesday 7:00!!
June is the start of Qualifying games for the North American Pairs. The finals are in October/November - and you have to qualify to play!! FIRST game is Wednesday June 1st at 7:00 - and we have celebration cake too!!
The unique opportunity to compete against the WORLD! The World Wide Bridge Contest has TWO games - Friday 7:00 (with finger food and cash bar!) & Saturday 12:30 (hot dogs & ice cream). Special Analysis booklet and your chance to have a WORLD WIDE TOP on a board!!
FOR THE STUDENTS OF THE GAME;
Monday night Nancy is completing her lessons on Transfers, this convention can
be very useful and has become one of the most popular conventions in bridge.
7:00 - little room.
THIS WEEK'S BRIDGE QUIZ:
East South West North
1S P 3S* P *(3S = 10-12, limit raise, usually 4-card support)
4S All pass
S 7 4 3
H 10 8 6 4
C A 9 5 3 2
S K J 9 5
H J 9 7
D K Q 10 8
C 8 7
Sitting in the North chair what is your defensive plan?
SOLUTION TO LAST WEEK'S QUIZ:
The moral of the story - Never ignore a long suit in dummy.
You have arrived in a 4H contract - yes the opponents competed with spades. But you win!!
The opening lead is the S-K you win the Ace what is your plan to win 10 tricks!
S J 8
H K 10 6
D - 9 8 5 3 2
C K J 6
S A 10
H A Q J 9 8 4
D 10 6
C A 4 3
Answer: Life looks grim,
but any time there is a 5-card suit in dummy consider your entries, and see if
you can establish your LONG suit! Here you will win the S-A and immediately play
a diamond it loses to Wests D-Q and they play a club try the Jack, it
is covered and then win the Ace. Now you play the second Diamond, losing
to Wests D-A and another club back. Win the King in dummy and play a
third diamond ruffing HIGH (you have lots of high trumps). Now a trump
to dummy play a fourth diamond, again ruffing high in your hand, a trump from
hand and a trump to dummy to pull the last trump and to enter the dummy.
NOW your fifth diamond is a winner and you can discard the losing Club
brilliant!! And you did all this without doing the easy to find
finesse in clubsyou had a better plan!!