M C & G Bridge Studio 19-Mar-2017
TIP OF THE WEEK: A Negative Double
is a great tool to tell your partner you have the unbid suits. Beware - if
you make a negative double and partner can bid at the one level – you only
need 6 or more points. If partner must bid at the two level you need 8 or
more and forcing to the 3 level you should have 10+ points.
KUDOS & CONGRATULATIONS:
I just received a notice from the ACBL and CONGRATULATIONS to Mary Goodman our
NEWEST Life Master - we will wait until she is home to celebrate with cake. Also
congratulations to our new SILVER (1000 masterpoints) life master - Carol Weir
and Ruby Life Master (1500 Mstpts) Kristie Misener. UP the RANKS winners on
Sunday - Linda Walker, Marilynb Bernardo, Michael Ross & Daniel Labrie.
ANNIVERSARY WEEK - APRIL 3 - 8th
CLUB TOONIE DRAW - WOW!! - Dartmouth Rotary Club toonie draw - $2,175.
Have your toonie in by Tuesday noon!
WHAT IS HAPPENING THIS WEEK AT THE
|First day of spring is on Tuesday
March 21st - let us help it along with a Club
Championship game - 7:00|
is a Charity
Club Championship -
6:30 pm and National Chip and Dip Day!!|
- we have a nice warm light
dinner which will be ready for 6:40,
beer & wine available as well.|
|The Joe Currie Sectional Tournament begins
Friday (thru to Sunday) at 1:30 at the World Trade and Convention Centre.|
|The 99er game is still on at 9:30 Friday
morning - however the afternoon game is cancelled.|
THIS WEEK'S BRIDGE QUIZ:
West North East South (you)
1C pass 1D 4S!
leads the C-A. Now you want to make this hand – what is your PLAN?
S – 10 4
H – Q 8 5 4
D – 8 5 2
C – 9 6 5 3
C- A, followed by the C-K
S – A K Q J 8 6 5
H – K 3
D – K Q 3
C – 4
is your best chance for 10 tricks?
Answer to last weeks hand: Last
week's hand was given to your double dummy. Double Dummy means you can see
all 4-hands, so with this advantage can you make the following contract.
East Opens the bidding with 3D and sitting South you overcall 6S. How do you make 12 tricks?
The opening lead from West was the D-4
S – 8 5
H – J 10 7
D – J 8 2
C – A K 8 5 2
S – 10 9 3 S – --
H - Q 9 5 3 H – 8 4 2
D – 4 D – K Q 10 9 7 6 5
C – J 9 6 4 3 C – Q 10 7
S – A K Q J 7 6 4 2
H – A K 6
D – A 3
C – - - -
Solution: This one is tricky
- but here you go. After you win the D-A you will win the two top Spades,
noting that East started with NO spades, therefore West has 3. East should
hold 7 diamonds for the pre-emptive opening, leaving West with just one Diamond
which he led. Let West win the third spade. If they lead a club, you
discard your losing diamond and heart. If they lead a heart you will
play the H-J, which if covered by East's H-Q, you can win and return to the H-10
to use the clubs, or if the H-J wins (like it will here) you have found
your dummy entry to use the clubs!