M C & G Bridge Studio 19-Nov-2017
TIP OF THE WEEK: One of the best
ways to improve your game is to work on it yourself and ask for advice. At
the end of a game check out the web page for the results and see why you got a
poor score on a board you thought you did well on. Did you simply not make
as many tricks as the rest of the field? Or did you slip a trick on
defense? If you cannot see it yourself - ask someone whose play you
appreciate. The double dummy
result on the hand records may not be a good indicator
check and see how other people did. Check it out at - www.bridgestudio.org
KUDOS & CONGRATULATIONS:
I am sending a VERY BIG Thank you to everyone who has helped me for the past
several years with the Unit 194 Fall Sectional. I have just finished
chairing my LAST tournament and soon someone else will take it over. Maybe
you would like to volunteer. Contact Lydia Prange (firstname.lastname@example.org),
Unit 194 president, for details.
This week at the Bridge Studio:
The Johnny D fundraised for Soul's Harbour Rescue Mission. THIS Friday at 7:00. We have lots of nice prizes to draw for and we will have a variety of snacks and wine & beer (Steve says "contributions are welcomed"). Come early and socialize. Get tickets from Steve Anderson just $10.00 for bridge and door prizes!!
|Wednesday evening 7:00 - Canadian Open Pairs AND
a 99er pairs.|
|Friday 12:30 - Canadian Open Pairs ($11.)|
|Friday 7:00 - Upgraded CC - Johnny D
fundraiser for Soul's Harbour|
|Saturday 12:30 - Up the Ranks 0-1000 Team
This weeks Bridge Quiz:
North Opens 1-H, Pass by east, South bids 1S, Pass by West.
North bids 2-S, pass by East and South bids 4-S.
What is your opening lead holding the following:
S - Q 10 7 3
H - 8
D - Q 4 2
C - Q J 10 7 3
Answer to Last Week's Quiz:
North opens the bidding with 1-D and you (South) bid to 3NT this is
not a STOP bid but shows precisely 13 15 HCP with no 4-card major (some
players would bid 2NT to show this hand, but in modern bidding 2NT would show
11-12 invitational) be sure you and your partner have an agreement on this.
West leads their S-5 (typically 4th best, longest and strongest). What is your plan?
S 9 4
H Q J 7 6
D K Q 6 5
C A J 6
Lead: S 5
S A 7 6
H A 9 8
D J 10 9
C K Q 8 5
As south you have SIX sure tricks; 4 clubs, the S-A and H-A. How do you plan to develop THREE more tricks?
Solution: The opponents have 8 spades between them and the odds suggest they will break 5-3, and the lead looks like West might have the 5-card suit. There is a finesse available in the heart suit, but that would take you into the West hand which would not be a good idea. Your other chance is to knock out the D-A, after all it is 50-50 between East & West. Hoping that East has the H-A, you must wait to win your S-A. So refuse to win a spade until the third round. Take your four club tricks (just in case someone discards incorrectly), now play a Diamond. If East wins and is out of spades you are in luck. Once East wins and play a heart dont get greedy, it is a death wish; grab your H-A then your three diamond tricks, for a total of NINE tricks.