Bridge I.Q. Lesson

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 12:00pm
Lesson Type: Competitive bidding

 

Dlr: North
Vul: None
 
 
  
  AQ743
  K965
  J1095
 
 
 
 
  KJ107 
  
  J107 
  A87632  
  AQ98632
  9852
  3    
  4
 
 
 
 
  54
  KJ106 
  AQ842 
  KQ   
 
 
 
 

 

 North  East  South  West
 Pass  3 Spades  Double  4 Spades
 6 Hearts  Pass  Pass  6 Spades
 Double  Pass  Pass  Pass
Opening Lead  Club King

 

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Bridge Q.& A.

    Send Joe a question

Each week Joe will choose one to answer online, but he’ll try to answer all questions personally in a timely manner.

 Question:  I held :

                         K2

                         A86

                         A6

                         AKQ874

   I opened 1 club and my partner bid 1 spade. What should I have done next?

Answer: You should have asked yourself that question before you opened. Strong minor suit hands can be difficult to open and rebid in standard bridge. Strong club systems have a big advantage here. At this point you can bid 3 no trump. It is not perfect. It shows the values to bid 4 clubs, but you don't want to go past 3 no trump. You will have a long minor suit whenever you have this auction, and will not always have a balanced hand. 

I want to send a question

 
 

Bridge T.G.I.F. 9/22

 
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Write your answer to quiz@bridgeprojoe.com and you may be one of the monthly winners who wins a free play with Joe.  Check back on Monday for the best answer.

               You have:

                    KQJ987

                    75

                    Void

                    QJ1097

       You are the dealer. Both sides are vulnerable. Do you open, and if so, what do you open? 

    I'll give you 2 choices. 4 spades or pass. If you open 1 spade partner will probably misjudge what is going on. he will eventually double something the opponents do, and you won't know whether or not to leave it in. If you open 2 spades you will occasionally miss a good game, or even a slam. If you must bid, open 4 spades. Any other number rates to cause problems for your side. 

 

 

 
 

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