M C & G Bridge Studio 19-Feb-2017
TIP OF THE WEEK:
Basic bidding only covers the many routine hands, which are a vast majority.
If you and your partner can bid routine hands well, then when you have freakish
and rare hands, you have a good chance of working those out.
KUDOS & CONGRATULATIONS:
Kudos to Nancy Spencer and the Bridge Studio teachers &
directors. Today we completed our 4 hour CPR & AED course. The new
defibrilator is now hung on the wall and ready for an emergency - and those of
us that attended the course know how to use it.
Saturday's STaC B/C Winning team week winners - Ron O'Brien,
Irene Szabla, Margaret Anne Dodson & Charlie Fortune. Friday morning
71% game from David Pigot & Ev Lukan - CONGRATULATIONS!
Get your toonies in - the pot is now
over $1,450.00 Remember the toonies are now picked up on Tuesday
WHAT IS HAPPENING THIS WEEK AT THE
|Heritage Day Club Championship - MONDAY at
12:30 -- we are open so come and play- and win a prize|
|Charity Club Championship on FRIDAY at 12:30|
|Up the Ranks Saturday at 12:30 - Jill has 19
teams and room for just one more - if you want to play email Jill (email@example.com)|
ATTACHED - You are invited to play
in the"Winter Classic Charity IMP Pairs Challenge" - 6 games in
total, 3 at the Studio and 3 at Halifax Bridge World. YOU must play at
least one game at each club to win. Gerry Callaghan has sponsors that will
donate to a charity of the winners choice PLUS cash prize for the winning pairs
in both flights. Games at the Bridge Studio are Saturday March 4, March
11, & March 18. See attachement for more details.
THIS WEEK'S BRIDGE QUIZ:
You hold the following hand:
S – A 10 9 8 4
H – A K 7
D – J 7 4 3
C – 3
You open the bidding with 1 Spade. Left Hand Opponent passes and partner bids 1NT. Now your Right Hand Opponent bids 2 Clubs. What do you do at your turn to make a call?
Answer to last week's quiz:
The contract is 2NT; the opening lead is the H-Q. How do you plan to make 8 tricks? What do you play at Trick #1?
S – K J 6 5
H – A 8 6 3
D – 9 5
C – J 4 2
Lead: H – Q
S – Q 10 3
H – K 2
D – A K Q 4
C – Q 7 6 3
Solution: As all good
declarers you start by counting your tricks! Your sure tricks are: 3
diamonds and 2 hearts = 5 tricks. You only need 3 more – and spades is
your best bet. You want the opponents to play their S-A so you can win
your top tricks. A GOOD defender will not be so obliging as to take their
S-A immediately, they will likely wait until the THIRD spade is played (a
hold-up play). So at TRICK #1 - you must think ahead and realize
that the H-A might be your only other entry to dummy. Win the heart trick
in your HAND with H-K, and immediately work on spades. Even if the
opponents waits to take their S-A, you have the entry to dummy with the H-A.
Remember to make your PLAN before you play to the first trick!
See you at the tables,
Kathie & Bill Halliday
The Bridge Studio
A TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE