M C & G Bridge Studio 5-Nov-2017
TIP OF THE WEEK: Here is a repeat
of one of my favourite bits of advice from Jerry Helms. To repeat - When
looking at your hand, counting your points and deciding what to bid - remember
as you choose your first bid - plan your second bid. The Jerryism
"Always plan your second bid before making your first bid".
KUDOS & CONGRATULATIONS:
Peter Ineson has asked me to thank all the people who have contributed can tabs
to the RCMP Veterans Association wheelchair program, the latest bag full is from
Margi Lawrence - with Thanks. CONGRATULATIONS
Golding and Robert Kitchen for coming first in the North
American Pairs 18 table final held yesterday, second place Gary
Brown and Mike Tanner, third - Andrew
Endendijk and Marilyn Rudolph. Next step - Philadelphia PN.
SPECIAL GAMES THIS WEEK:
Tuesday (7th) @ 12:30 (499er game) the District 1 Charity Game (note extra charge applies - but also District recognition)
Wednesday (8th) 7:00 - Canadian Open Pairs & 99er game -- TRIPLE points
Thursday (9th) 12:30 - Canadian Open Pairs - TRIPLE RED
- Join Terry on Thursday evening (6:30) for Opening
Leads vrs NoTrump - week TWO, now that you know the Rule of 11 .
This week's Bridge Quiz:
You have bid confidently to 6 Hearts. The opening lead is the C-A and you ruff the second club in the dummy. Now to plan your play - what can go wrong.
S – A K Q 9 7 5
H – K J 8 7 5
D – 7
C – Q
Opening Lead: C – A
S – 8 4
H – A 9 6 4 3
D – A J 8 6
C – J 8
Card Combinations workshop, Ginny & Jeff Schuett)
Solution to Last Week's Quiz:
Why planning the play is important! In the hand below your contract is 3NT and West leads the H-Q. You must make a plan BEFORE you play to trick one. What is your plan?
S – 6 5 3
H – A 9 6
D – 9 7 3
C – A Q 6 3
S – A 8 4 2
H – K 7 2
D – A K 6 2
C - K J
Answer: You have nine tricks for
the taking – 1 spade, 2 hearts, 2 diamonds and 4 clubs. If on the H-Q
you quickly took your H-A you have no chance to make this contract, because in
order to take your clubs you will be forced to overtake your C-J with the C-Q
and that will only leave you with three club tricks. SO – at trick one
– count your tricks, now recognize that the H-A is the entry to your extra
clubs. Win the H-K, play the C-K and C-J then over to the H-A and take
your remaining clubs – back to the S-A and D-A&K for nine tricks.
But only if you make a plan at TRICK #1.