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Bridge Practice 'Hand of the Day'

On defense you are always trying to create opportunities for the opposition to make a mistake



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Bidding

Your side doesn't bid - the opposition get to 2H. If you overcall your diamond suit the opposition overbid and get into even more trouble

Acol Bidding

Your side doesn't bid - the opposition get to 2H. If you overcall your diamond suit the opposition overbid and get into even more trouble

Plan Before You Play

Your opening lead and all other leads you make are vital if you are to take this contract light. First lead your 3 club winners and decide on which side suit to switch to. The diamond and spade suits are the side suits you need to decide between for your switch.

The Play

Lead your KC then AC then QC - now for the switch, do not switch to diamonds dummy has a brick wall lead JS is won by declarer's AS and drawing trumps happens from declarer's hand which gives your partner another winner with the QH (you can't know this beforehand but on defense you are always trying to create these opportunities).

Comment

Choose to switch to the spade suit because the opposition have 2 certain winners in diamonds and you are trying to punch holes in their ability to score tricks. At trick 4 make sure you lead out your JS (top of an interrupted sequence JS-TS-5S) so there are no 'cheap' tricks given to the other side, notice East is forced to win your JS with his AS. 2 light! yay

The above commentary is intended as a guideline only. As with any Bridge hand there are many ways to bid and play any hand.

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