M C & G Bridge Studio 14-May-2017
TIP OF THE WEEK:
ACBL Guidelines for Bridge Etiquette and Rules: Try your best to play in
an even deliberate pace. It is true that from time to time you need time
to think, but remember that a hesitation followed by a pass places an extra
burden on partner as any bids by him or her must be very clear cut. And
please do not get upset if an opponent calls the director to monitor the auction
in this situation as it is the proper thing to do.
SAVE THE DATE - Wednesday June 21st - A
Day of Bridge - Benefiting Alzheimer Societies in Canada (The Longest Day).
Let us add to the more than $8,000.00 we have raised during the "Memories
Matter Walk". Dance cards will be ready when I return from vacation.
This week at the Bridge Studio:
This week we have FOUR Grass Roots Games - all games have extra masterpoints!!
|Tuesday (16th) 12:30 |
|Wednesday (17th) 7:00 -- TEAM GAME - Jill is
helping with teams - extra masterpoints, and something to eat before the
|Thursday (18th) 12:30 |
|Saturday (20th) 12:30 - Up the Ranks
0-1000 TEAM GAME |
Bridge Studio is OPEN
as usual on Monday May 22nd (Victoria Day)
This week's bridge Quiz:
You are defending the contract. The diamonds you see in dummy is all they have, there are NO outside entries. Sitting East – which card will you play after declarer leads the D-10 and partner plays the D-7. Why are you choosing that card?
D – K Q J 9 8
West East - you
D – 7 D – A 4 2
D - 10
What card do you play and why?
Answer to Last Week's Bridge Quiz:
The auction - W N E S
1H P P 1S
P 3S P 4S
S – J 9 8 2
H – A 7 6 3
D – Q 5
C – K Q 5
Lead: D – J
S – A Q 10 6 5
H – J 4
D – A 7 2
C – 7 6 2
When West leads the D-J and you cover with North’s D-Q, East plays the D-K, you win the D-A.
How do you plan to make 10 tricks?
Answer: Since West opened
in first seat, the bidding they must have at least 12 HCP, let us give them a
normal 13 points. The dummy has 11 HCP and you, the declarer, have 11 HCP
(13+11+12= 36 HCP). On the opening lead of the D-J, East shows up with the
D-K and East never bid in this auction, all indications show that East cannot
hold more than 4 HCP. After the D-K is played the most East can hold is
Now for the play: You can only lose 3 tricks, you will lose the H-K, and the D-10 and the C-A. What about the S-K. You could take a finesse, but what is the point you KNOW that West has the S-K. This is when you would play the Spade A hoping to drop the SINGLETON King – your only chance. This play was so named by Mr. Milton Shattner, who played at the prestigious Cavendish Club in NY. His nickname “The Rabbi”. Hence:
The Rabbi’s Rule: “When the King is a singleton offside, play the Ace!”