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Board#13 12/12/2018

A Bit of Holiday Reading

Hi all – I hope you’re looking forward to next year’s bridge and don’t forget to keep your questions coming! Now to continue with our discussion on the 1NT opening and what happens after that. I must set the reader straight on one thing: overcalling

Board#13 12/12/2018

Q&A Time …

After my review of the deal shown below I had an email from a reader, as follows: I have a couple of questions about the bidding on Board 13 from last Wednesday. We beginners were taught the requirement to overcall at the 2 level is

Board#13 13/12/2018

“One Peek is Worth Two Finesses”

Hand evaluation is not something that can be based just on point count alone. Assessing your losers and a bit of visualisation is always necessary, especially on distributional hands. Witness the following deal: Board 13 from Thursday 13/12/2018 The bidding for South should not be

Board#13 12/12/2018

Ruffing High is The Trick

So that I could get a feel of the standard of our ‘newbies’ at The Hutt I decided to have a game last night, and was extremely impressed with the enthusiasm and skill levels of some of our new players. This deal was very well

Board#19PM Xmas Cheer 2018

Won’t Come Up for Another 10 Years

MrQ: Bidding was: 2C-2D-2H-4H-PASS. How would you bid it? Would you bid it to slam? If so, which one? With Evil bidding this would be: 1C-1D(0-5)-1H(20+)-1S(0-3)-2C(GF)-2D(utter crap: 0-1) or maybe 2S (five to jack and singleton club is worth more than utter crap) and then

Board#1 06/12/2018

Which Game to Play?

The very first board I looked at gave me food for thought. I have always avocated that a 5-3 major suit fit with game values should be preferred to 3NT. The problem is that not everyone has the ability to locate a 5-3 fit, nor