Bridge I.Q. Lesson

Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 10:00pm
Lesson Type: Declarer play

 

Dlr :North
Vul None
 
 
  2
  AK87
  65
  KQ10643
 
 
 
 
   43
   643
   KJ74
   8752
  A65
  QJ1092
  A32   
  J9
 
 
 
 
  KQJ10987
  5
  Q1098   
  A 
 
 
 
 

 

 North  East  South  West
  1C  1H  1S  Pass
  2C  Pass  4S  Pass
  Pass  Pass    
Opening Lead  Heart 3

 

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Bridge Q.& A.

    Send Joe a question

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Question:  I held: 

                              QJ43

                              K876

                              87

                              Q97

           My partner opened 1 no trump (15-17) and the next player overcalled 2 clubs, showing clubs and a major. What should I have done?

Answer: Double. After a 2 club overcall doubling 2 clubs is best played as Stayman. You might have passed had your opponent passed, but letting them play in 2 clubs when your side has at least 23 points doesn't rate to be good. If partner bids a major you can rasie to 3. I hope you don't end up in your opponent's major. If partner bids 2 diamonds, bid 2 no trump.   

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Bridge T.G.I.F. 7/18

          

 

 
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                 You have:  

                     87654

                     K65

                     A4

                     K96

           Playing matchpoints partner opens 1 no trump (15-17). What do you respond?

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