Bridge I.Q. Lesson

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 12:30am
Lesson Type: Declarer play

 

Dlr: West
Vul None
 
 
  972
  Q87
  KJ53
  Q92
 
 
 
 
   AKQ8
   J43
   Q102
  A63 
   1065
   10
   A964 
   J10874
 
 
 
 
  J43
  AK9652
  87   
  K5  
 
 
 
 

 

 West  North  East  South
 1NT  Pass  Pass  2H
 Pass  Passl  Pass  
       
Opening Lead  Spade Ace

 

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The Queen

Bridge Q.& A.

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Question:  I held: 

                            J8

                            K63

                            AQ875

                            K65

                   I opened 1 diamond and my partner bid 1 spade. I rebid 1 no trump and partner bid 2 hearts. I bid 2 no trump and partner passed. My partner had 5 spades and 4 hearts with only 7 points. I went down 2. What do you think?

Answer: Your 2 no trump bid was a poor choice. In this auction partner is asking you to pick from passing 2 hearts or correcting to 2 spades. You should have bid 2 spades. If partner had a good hand with 5 spades and 4 hearts he would bid new minor forcing.

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Bridge T.G.I.F. 7/25

          

 

 
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                 You have:  

                     K10854

                     AJ7

                     2

                     K865

           Playing matchpoints you are vulnerable. Do you open? If you open 1 spade what do you do if partner responds 3 spades?

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