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Bridge Corner: March 30, 2017

Hello and welcome to the Tidewater Bridge Unit (TBU).
North (N) and South (S) are in a 4 Heart Contract. South is Declarer, North is Dummy, and West has the opening lead. Can you make the contract?

♠ 764
♥ 3
♦ A1054
♣ A9862

West East
♠ QJ92 ♠ K53
♥ —– ♥ 108765
♦ J8732 ♦ KQ
♣ K753 ♣ Q104

♠ A108
♥ AKQJ942
♦ 96
♣ J

1. How many points in each hand?
2. How many tricks have you contracted to take?
3. What should West lead?
4. After South wins the ♥A, what is the next move?
5. When South begins to draw trumps (hearts), what is the surprise?
6. If South continues to play ♥, will South make the contract?
7. How should South proceed?


1. N=8 points; S=15 points; E=10 points; W=7 points
2. 10 tricks
3. ♠Q
4. Pull trumps – lead the A♥
5. A bad trump fit – West has NO hearts and East has FIVE hearts
6. No
7. Play two more rounds of hearts – K & Q, next lead the ♣J to the ♣A, then lead a club from Dummy and ruff/trump it in South’s hand. A Diamond lead to the Ace in Dummy allows South to play another club from Dummy for a second club ruff in South’s hand. At this point, South can play either his losing Diamond trick or the two losing Spade tricks – now South is “sitting pretty“ with his ♥J9 over East’s ♥108. Making four Hearts)

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March 21, 2017
Unit Game

Shirley Nottingham – Lawrence Owes
Aldis Raymond – Leon C. Ragland
Harriet F. Goodrich – Evelyn J. Monroe
Cindy Burrell-Jones – Lillye Holley
Gloria Maddux – Barbara Whitfield
Betty L. Warren – Oneida Lacey

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Winning Pairs
March 22, 2017
Unit Game

Barbara Whitfield – Lawrence Owes
Betty L. Warren – Grace W. Setzer
Aldis Raymond – Leon C. Ragland
Rose Ward – Harriet F. Goodrich
Shirley Nottingham – Elva N. Taylor
Harold M. Kiefer – Lillye Holley
Oneida Lacey – Evelyn J. Monroe
Delores J. Burney – Gloria Maddux

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