Bridge I.Q. Lesson

Monday, March 23, 2015 - 11:45am
Lesson Type: Declarer play

 

Dlr: South
Vul: None
 
 
  A8
  K10864
  Q52
  AK6
 
 
 
 
  Q106 
  Q2
  KJ4 
  109732  
  J95432
  73
  76   
  854
 
 
 
 
  K7
  AJ95 
  A10983    
  QJ 
 
 
 
 

 

 South  West  North  East
 1 No Trump  Pass  2 Diamonds  Pass
 2 Hearts  Pass  4 No Trump  Pass
 5 Hearts  Pass  Pass  Pass
Opening Lead  Club 10

 

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Question:  I Held:

                       K1092

                       AK5

                       1075

                       1076

        My partner opened 1 diamond in third seat and my right hand opponent overcalled 1 spade. i bid 1 no trump. We missed a game. My partner thought I was too good for 1 no trump and that I should have made a limit raise in diamonds. What do you think? 

Answer: I would never make a limit raise of a minor suit opening with only 3 card support. 1 no trump is fine. The only alternative would be 2 no trump, which I don't like in this case.  

 

                   

                             

                 

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Bridge T.G.I.F. 3/27

 
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               You have:

                      With no one vulnerable:

                                86

                                AK5

                                75

                                876432

                   You left hand opponent opens 1 spade. Your partner bids 2 clubs. Right hand opponent bids 3 clubs. What do you do, and why?

 

 

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