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Monthly Archives: October 2018

Board#11 25/10/2018

It’s All In The Finesses

It is not always easy to find the best contract nor, it seems, to find the right play if this deal from last night’s play is anything to go by. Let’s take a look: Board 11 from Thursday 25/10/2018 Dealer S Nil Vul When South

Board#25 18/10/2018

Shill I, Shall I??

There are pros and cons in opening a weak 1NT as you can see when we look at the results on this board … Board 25 from Thursday 18/10/2018 Dealer N EW Vul Nearly every North opened 1NT and became declarer after three passes. Some

Board#8 11/10/2018

A Thorny Issue

Do you play splinters and/or cue bids, and if so, how? Last night provided a wonderful example of the use of the ‘splinter’ bid. Board 8 from Thursday 11/10/2018. Dealer W Nil Vul Take a look at the East hand. By itself, it is no

Board#22 04/10/2018

The Big Fizzer

Do you play “Michaels” and/or “Unusual No Trump”, and if so, HOW do you play them? When I glanced at the hand records while directing last night, and saw Board 22, I thought: “Wow, there will be some fireworks on this one”. But when I

Board#11 Paraparaumu Multigrade 2018

Would You Bid Grand Slam?

Bidding: South opens 1C – (1S) – 2H; 3C – 3S; 3NT – 4C; 5C – 6C; all pass MrQ: How would you bid this slam? Would you bid grand slam? Which one? North’s thinking was that after my 3NT we are in Game Force