Bridge I.Q. Lesson

Monday, July 27, 2015 - 5:45pm
Lesson Type: Declarer play

 

Dlr South
Vul: NS
 
 
  J10932
  AQJ5
  J
  KJ2
 
 
 
 
  
  986
  109852 
  A10873
  KQ76
  743
  A64 
  Q96
 
 
 
 
  A854
  K102
  KQ73   
  54 
 
 
 
 

 

  South  West  North  East
 1 No Trump  Pass  2 Clubs  Pass
 2 Spades  Pass  4 Spades  
       
Opening Lead: Diamond 10

 

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Question:  I held:

                     754

                     A94

                     9642

                     842 

     My partner opened 1 heart, and my right hand opponent doubled and then bid no trump. Left hand opponent bid 3 no trump. Should I lead a heart, and if so, which one?

 Answer: If you lead a heart it should be the 4. Since you have nothing to develop on your own you should want to start setting up partner's suit.

       

                   

 

 

 

 

                       

 

                      

 

                                    

 

                   

                             

                 

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Bridge T.G.I.F. 7/24

 
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               You have:

                   97

                   AQ875

                   K75

                   AJ3

               You open 1 heart and your partner bids 1 no trump. Your right hand opponent bids 2 spades. You pass, as does left hand opponent. Your partner doubles. What do you do?

        Answer: Partner should have9-10 points and no suit to bid. You should pass and lead a trump. You side has 23-24 points. I can't imagine they can make this.

 

 

 

 

 

         

 

 

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