Bridge I.Q. Lesson

Friday, April 3, 2015 - 7:45pm
Lesson Type: Declarer play

 

Dlr: North
Vul  Both
 
 
  A2
  KJ96
  AK86
  A109
 
 
 
 
  1064
  54
  J1072  
  Q853
  J975
  872
  Q95   
  KJ2
 
 
 
 
  KQ83
  AQ103 
  43   
  764   
 
 
 
 

 

 North   East   South   West
 1 Diamond   Pass   1 Heart   Pass
 4 Hearts   Pass   Pass   Pass
       
Opening Lead  Diamond Jack

 

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Bridge Q.& A.

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Question:  What is the best way to play this card combination?

                                   Dummy

                                     A64

                                  Declarer

                                    QJ95

Answer: Against proper defense you can't get 4 tricks from this combo unless west has the singleton king. The best play is low to the ace and then low back to the queen. If it wins go back to the dummy and lead low toward your hand again. If the queen loses to the king you can just play the jack next. Finessing the 9 is not correct unless there is other information about the distribution.

 

                   

                             

                 

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               You have:

                    K85

                    QJ6

                    K107  

                    10986

        At your local duplicate your partner opens 1 club not vulnerable against vulnerable opponents. Right hand opponent overcalls 1 diamond and you bid 1 no trump. Left hand opponent bids 2 diamonds and your partner passes. Right hand opponent bids 3 diamonds. What do you do, and why?   

        Answer: Double. You just have to. You can probably make 3 or 4 clubs, which is plus 110 or 130, and if you beat this one trick you will get 100, which will be a zero. Sometimes they make it. but if you never double in situations like this you will pile up a lot of bad scores that don't feel real bad, but they are.             

 

 

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