Assuming you are playing matchpoints, what should West bid now? In an effort to help your decision, here are five possible hand for your partner to have.
South got shoved around a bit in the bidding and arrived at a good slam in spite of it. How can he overcome the known terrible split in his side suit?
West had nothing good to do and led the heart queen taken by dummy’s king. I doubt that the result of this lead was anticipated by anyone at the table.
He chose to work on spades because they were stronger than the clubs. South, therefore, won the heart lead and played ace and another spade. West played low and declarer played the jack losing to the queen. The heart return was won in dummy and another spade played in hopes they were3-3.
South jumped to two spades, a bid which normally shows nine to eleven points. As you can see, South is a few points short of that.
You can’t lead that. West will ruff and East will be left with another defensive spade trick.
No one is vulnerable. There are two passes and your partner opens one spade in third seat. The next player passes and it is back to you. What is your plan?
After North opened the bidding with one club, the aggressive East-West bidding pushed North-South to a game they might not have bid.
When West found the killing diamond lead, South no longer had time to set up the clubs. Fortunately, South had one last chance.
By Mike Lawrence When you are evaluating a hand for play in a suit contract, you routinely add your high cards and your distribution. Then you make some adjustments. You deduct something if you have a balanced hand. You adjust your estimate for high cards in the suits the opponents are bidding. And, you adjust […]
Both South and North had choices in the auction. South had to choose between one notrump and a raise to two diamonds. South should not be too quick to bid notrump. Many players overlook raising a minor suit and often pay a price for it.
It amazes me how often someone runs into some bad luck and gives up. Bad luck may be fatal, but not so often that a little thought won’t find a cure. Have you ever said something like “I can’t eat my club loser. Down one?”
One mark of an expert is that he sees problems before they become problems.
The auction was rather hectic which is usually the case when someone has a long suit and the vulnerability is favorable.
12 Easy, 12 Medium and 12 Difficult questions to test your bridge knowledge. How well did you do?
Every now and then you get a hand that is too enormous to open two or three notrump.
South ends up playing in four spades after a straightforward sequence.