Bridge I.Q. Lesson

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 8:15pm
Lesson Type: Defense

 

Dlr: South
Vul: Both
 
 
   J7432
   K109
   K8
   KJ7
 
 
 
 
   K10
   43
   Q754
   Q10982
   A965
   72
   A1092 
  654
 
 
 
 
  Q8
  AQJ865
  J63   
  A3
 
 
 
 

 

 South  West  North  East
 1H  Pass  1S  Pass
 2H  Pass  3H  Pass
 4H Pass  Pass  Pass
Opening Lead   Club 10

 

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Question:  I held: 

                        6

                        J8653

                        K865

                        942

          My partner opened 1 club. I passed and he played it there. Many pairs got 4 hearts making with our cards. Should I have responded. I was afarid partner would bid 1 spade, after which I would have had no good bid.  My partner had 19 points and 4 hearts, so he couldn't open 2 no trump.

 Answer: The key question is this: If you respond 1 heart and  partner bids 1 spade, does he guarantee having 4 clubs. Many pairs play that if partner has a flat hand with 3 clubs they rebid no trump, even with 4 spades. The reason this matters is if you play this way, you are free to respond 1 heart. if partner bids 1 spade you can take a preference to 2 clubs. If you don;t play this way you have a problem. This is an important topic to discuss with partner.

 

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Bridge T.G.I.F. 10/31

 
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               You have:

                     AKJ6

                     J83

                     A76

                     Q87

            You open 1 no trump. Partner bids 3 no trump. Right hand opponent bids 4 hearts. What do you do? Why?

              

               

 

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