Bridge Corner: February 1, 2018

Hello and welcome to Tidewater Bridge Club.

What is your bid?

Question 3: As South, what is your bid?

A. 3 Hearts
B. 3 Diamonds
C. Pass
D. 4 Hearts

Your Hand

♥ K Q J 10 8
♦ A Q 9 4
♣ 10 7 6 5

South West North East
—- —- —- 1♣
1♥ 1♠ 2♥ 2♠
?

Answer:
3♦: Your hand is very distributional and you want your partner to know that, so you use the “show and tell” strategy. Part needs to know that you have at least nine cards in two suits, and enough points to bid at the three-level. It would be great to have another diamond, but your void in spades gives extra value to your hand. How will Part know this isn’t Help Suit Game Try? Because you two are the competing bidders, not Opener and Responder.

Question 4: You are on lead against a game contract. What can you deduce from the bidding and what should you lead?

A. Spade 2
B. Heart King
C. Diamond Ace
D. Club 2

Your Hand
♠ 7 4 2
♥ K 5
♦ A 10 6 3
♣ K 9 4 2

South West North East
– – – 1♠
Pass 2♥ Pass 2♠
Pass 4♠ Pass Pass
Pass

Answer:
♣2: You can deduce that West has a source of tricks in the form of a long Heart suit (2♥ promised at least five) and the strong probability that your ♥K is now going to win a heart trick. Under these circumstances, the strategy is to “attack.” The best way to do that is to try a low Club lead, hoping to grab some tricks in the minors before they get dumped on dummy’s Hearts.

Winning Pairs
January 23, 2018

Elva Taylor – Shirley Nottingham
Leon Ragland – Delores Burney
Gloria Maddux – Harriett Goodrich
Olethia Everett – Wilma Horne
Helen Lake – Cindy Jones
Barbara Whitfield – Rosemary Whitehurst

Winning Pairs
January 24, 2018

Evelyn Monroe – Harriett Goodrich
Barbara Whitfield – Rosemary Whitehurst
Olethia Everett – Wilma Horne
Cindy Jones – Harold Kiefer
Aldis Raymond – Leon Ragland
Delores Burney – Gloria Maddux
Elva Taylor – Shirley Nottingham

TIDEWATER BRIDGE UNIT UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

American Bridge Association Spring National Tournament
April 12 – 18, 2018
Dearborn, MI

American Bridge
Association Summer
National Tournament
July 26 – August 4, 2018
Austin, TX

Come, Join Us For Fun And Duplicate Bridge In
PUERTO PLATA, DOMINICAN REPUBIC Oct. 25 – Nov. 1, 2018
View photos at:
www.lhvcresorts.com
For more information contact Barbara Whitfield
(917) 204-8774

Tuesday, Feb. 6
Cooke-Suburban game
10:45 a.m. – 3 p.m.
$4 – $5

Wednesday, Feb 7
Bon-Ton bridge game
10:45 a.m. – 3 p.m.
$4 – $5

All activities, unless otherwise noted, are located at the Berkley Senior Center, 925 S. Main Street, Norfolk, VA. For additional information on classes, games, or tournaments, please call Jennifer Douglas at (757) 701-0640.

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