M C & G Bridge Studio 26-Feb-2017
Tip of the Week: Evaluation
of a hand at the very beginning is important – but re-evaluation is an ongoing
process and very important in every auction. Calculating the number of
tricks you can take in the optimum contract should always be the main focus.
CONGRATULATIONS! to Linda Walker, Kent
Ritchie, Michael Ross and Daniel Labrie for their win in the 20 table Up the
Ranks team game- way to go! Thanks to everyone who participated, contributed
treats, and made the day really fun...
SPECIAL GAMES at the Bridge Studio
this week: March Calendar
|Wednesday March 1st 7:00 - Ash Wednesday Charity Club
Championship. Special points for special people|
|Friday March 3rd - 9:30 am "I want to make you happy day!"
Club Championship (yes, there is such a day!)|
|Saturday March 4th, 12:30 The Bridge Studio's FIRST Winter Classic
Charity IMP Pairs Challenge. Come and play - TWO flights (provided
that we have at least 8 pairs in each flight) Flights are over/under 1500.
Your scores will be recorded and combined with your score from HBW and the
winning pair will receive $1,500.00 for a charity of their choice, at the
end of the 6 game event. SEE ATTACHED FOR DETAILS|
THIS WEEK'S BRIDGE QUIZ:
East South West North
1S 1NT pass 3NT
S – A 5
H – 9 5 3
D – A Q 7 6
C – 10 5 4 3
West East (you)
S – K 10 9 6 4 3
The Lead: H – K Q J 2
S-8 D – 10 8
C – A
partner leads the S-8, declarer ducks in dummy, you win the S-K. What is
your next play?
ANSWER to Last Week's Quiz:
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?
Solution: You should double
– it is not for penalty, but for partner to bid a suit. The requirements
for a double here are that you have shortness in the opponent's suit and can
support the unbid suits. Partner will pick a suit Hearts or Diamonds or
return you to your known 5 card Spade suit..