M C & G Bridge Studio 5-Feb-2017
TIP OF THE WEEK: Forcing or
NON-forcing by responder? If their FIRST response has put a LIMIT
to the number of points they could hold, then the bid is non-forcing and can be
passed. If, however, their FIRST response does NOT
have a defined limit – then as opener, you must bid again -
the call is FORCING.
KUDOS & CONGRATULATIONS:
To our newest
LIFE MASTER - Congratulations to Nancy
Spencer while cruising with Larry Cohen - I think we will have
cake on Wednesday
morning!! Also CONGRATULATIONS
for a 71.67%
game on Thursday. Kudos
for the directors at the Bridge Studio for accepting the invitation for CPR
training on Sunday Feb. 19th, we all want to keep your playing
WHAT IS HAPPENING THIS WEEK AT THE
Bridge & Chocolate - Saturday February 11th, 12:30pm. This is our 18th
B&C supporting Canadian Women Bridge Players, 20 teams are ready to go!!
Wednesday at 7:00 will be a CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP game - we have prizes. A hot pot of STEW will be ready for 6:30 with fresh rolls & butter and wine & beer ($2.50) to get ready for the game.
All games this week are just $10.00
week the Canadian Bridge Federation Sectional Tournament at
Clubs - February 13-18 will be SILVER
points. Proceeds from these games supports OUR Canadian Bridge -
come and play and see how the rest of the country does.
Saturday February 18th is a TEAM GAME - likely stratified, but with an even division of A/X and B/C/D we will strata-flight. Lots of snacks on hand, with wine and beer available.
THIS WEEK'S BRIDGE QUIZ:
You hold the following hand:
S – Q 10 6 2
H – A 7
D – Q 8 4 3 2
C – 9 6
RHO opens the bidding with 1NT, you pass, and LHO responds with 3NT, all pass.
What is your opening lead?
Answer to Last Week's Quiz:
How 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 would play this suit?
Solution: with opponents
holding just 5 diamonds you have a very reasonable chance that the suit is
divided 3-2. You would play a diamond from your hand and play LOW from
dummy. When you get back in, play over to the diamond Ace and hope
everyone follows. If the suit divided 4-1, you will only get the two
tricks you started with, but if it is 3-2 you will win FIVE diamond
tricks. If you play the D-A and then the D-K - that's all folks!