Bridge I.Q. Lesson

Monday, January 22, 2018 - 4:45pm
Lesson Type: Declarer play

 

DLR: South
Vul: Both
 
 
  AQ752
  A985
  84
  J8
 
 
 
 
  9 
  642
  Q7
  KQ97643  
  J863
  K107
  10963   
  102
 
 
 
 
  K104
  QJ3 
  AKJ52    
  A5  
 
 
 
 
 South  West  North  East
 1 Diamond  3 Clubs  Double  Pass
 3 No Trump  Pass  Pass  Pass
       
Lead: King Of Clubs

 

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Bridge Q.& A.

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 Question:  I held :

                      Q2

                      AK75

                      AQ75

                      KQ7

            My partner opened 2 spades. I bid 3 no trump. My partner thinks I should have bid 4 spades. What do you think?

 Answer:   Be careful about bidding no trump after your partner preempts if you have 2 or fewer cards in partner's suit. You could easily find yourself with no way to get to the dummy to take your winners. You best call is 2 no trump. if partner shows you a feature in any of the side suits you can bid 3 no trump with a degree of safety, as you know you have an entry. If partner does not show you a feature you should bid 4 spades. I guess that means that you and your partner were both right, or both wrong, depending on how you want to look at it.    

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               You have:

                   Q98653

                   K2

                   865

                   J2

         Partner opens 1 heart. You respond 1 spade. Partner bids 2 diamonds. What do you do?

      Answer: Bid 2 hearts, not 2 spades. In auctions where there is no clear fit and you are minimum always go for safety. 2 hearts might not be a great contract, but it won't be terrible. If partner has 1 or 0 spades 2 spades will work out very poorly.

                    

                    

                    

                    

                    

 

       

 

 

 
 

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