M C & G Bridge Studio 29-Jan-2017
TIP OF THE WEEK: If you are
playing a range of 15-17 NoTrump openings be extremely wary of raising 1NT to
2NT with 8 HCP and a FLAT (4-3-3-3). Even with a 4-card suit Major suit
don't be tempted to bit Stayman. You have no ruffing value in your hand,
just stay in ONE NoTrump.
KUDOS & CONGRATULATIONS:
Congratulations to our two newest 70% pairs. Jill
McCormick & Jim Mathers with 71.13 last Friday with the Double
Bills (Bill Halliday & Bill Cruden) on Thursday with 71.13%
as well. The last two Monday nights Steve
Coates and Lew Landers pulled in 70.74%
and a 77.98%
- congratulations to everyone.
****The date for the CPR training will be Sunday February 19th from noon until 4:00. Not sure if I can accommodate everyone, but let me know if you are interested in attending. I will have the list out next week.
WHAT IS HAPPENING THIS WEEK AT THE
FEBRUARY CALENDAR ATTACHED. SATURDAY is the first ACBL wide
International Fund game for 2017. Game time 12:30. Come early I will
have lunch for you - Bill is checking out his recipes now to decide what to
|Tuesday at 7:00 is the LAST Junior Fund game -
$1.00 extra to support our Junior players.|
|Wednesday Feb. 1st - mid winter Charity Club
Championship game - GAME TIME is 7:00, but come early for your dinner - this
week - TACOS!!
There is beer and wine available as well.|
|Thursday at 6:30 - Ground hog day Club
|Saturday 12:30 - ACBL wide International Fund
BRIDGE & CHOCOLATE -
Ladies only!! It is time for our 18th Bridge & Chocolate Game.
Saturday February 11th. Game time 12:30. We will be cutting off the
entries at 20 teams, so sign up early to avoid disappointment. This game
is 4 rounds of 6 boards with lots of chocolate on the side. ALL female
players no matter what your level of expertise are invited to come and play.
THIS WEEK'S BRIDGE QUIZ:
Tonight’s quiz is challenging for the beginning bridge players and insightful for the intermediate. I will hope that all the advancing players will know the answer in a fraction of a second. Everyone should give a look at these questions.
many tricks would expect to win in this suit combination, you have NO outside
entry to the dummy:
D – A K 8 6 5 2
D – 7 4
What is the order in which you will play this suit?
Answer to Last Week's Quiz:
Your partner opens with a (pre-emptive) bid of 3D, non-vulnerable. Your vulnerable Right Hand Opponent makes a takeout double. What would you do holding the following:
S – 5 4 2
H – 8 6
D – K 9 5 2
C – J 10 9 3
If you look at your TRICKS, it appears that you and your partner will not win
very many on defense, but with diamonds as trumps you are likely to win 8 or 9.
You have NO defense; the opponents can easily make 10 tricks in either major
suit as trumps. In order to make like more difficult for them – bid 5
Diamonds. Even if you are doubled and down 3 that is only -500, whereas if
they make their contract of 4H or 4S it is a -620 for your side.