Bridge I.Q. Lesson

Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 9:45pm
Lesson Type: Declarer play

 

Dlr: North
Vul: East-West
 
 
  Q752
  1043
  Q1085
  K4
 
 
 
 
   J108
   KJ6
   942 
   9865
  3
  Q975
  AJ7    
  QJ1073
 
 
 
 
  AK964
  A82
  K63    
  A2 
 
 
 
 

 

 North  East  South  West
 Pass  Pass  1 Spade  Pass
 2 Spades  Pass  4 Spades  Pass
 Pass  Pass    
Opening Lead  Club 9

 

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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. 10/13

 
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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:

                    92

                    K84

                    KJ5

                    AJ865

       Your partner opens 1 diamond. The next player bids 3 spades. No one is vulnerable. What do you do? 

                    

                    

                    

                    

 

       

 

 

 
 

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