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Lots of points and a 7 card Major suit, but who dares to bid NoTrumps



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Bidding

You open the bidding with 1 heart your partner bids 3 clubs showing 16+ points and a good club suit with 7 heart suit cards you repeat your hearts at the 3 level and your partner bids 3 spades showing at least a 4 card spade suit. with no major suit 'fit' you bid 3NT - All pass.

Acol Bidding

You open the bidding with 1 heart your partner bids 3 clubs showing 16+ points and a good club suit with 7 heart suit cards you repeat your hearts at the 3 level and your partner bids 3 spades showing at least a 4 card spade suit. with no major suit 'fit' you bid 3NT - All pass.

Plan Before You Play

North puts their hand down on the table (they are Dummy) and West leads a small diamond. play the king of diamonds hoping to flush out the Ace and promote your queen and jack of diamonds into winners. Your other tricky task will be to make sure you can enter your hand after playing the QH and 10H on the table, you can achieve this either by overtaking the 10H with the KH or using the QC ... but this choice is a poor one because you will not be able to use the AC and KC as winners.

The Play

Win the diamond return at trick 2 and now plan to run the heart suit after playing your 3 club suit winners. so at trick 3 play QC - then a low heart to QH , play your AC, KC and JC before returning to your hand by overtaking the 10H. The rest of the tricks are yours if you discarded your spade cards on the high club winners.

Comment

You can make 12 tricks for +490 points by playing well.

* Review the bidding at any time by clicking on the blue menu item along the top titled 'Auction.'
*The first player to bid the suit of the final contract becomes the Declarer and their partner is now called Dummy.
*Dummys cards are always placed face up on the table after the opening lead has been made by the opposition.
*You can check which hand you need to play from because there is a small golden halo around the hand that is due to be played next.

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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