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Bid your longest suit and see if partner is interested in game with minimal support

Strong Opening Bids - 2 Clubs


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Bidding

Open 2C showing 23+ points and no information about your clubs. Partners 2D response is artificial showing no interest in slam and less than 7 points. Bid your longest suit and see if partner is interested in game with minimal support. Partner bids 3S, with extra values you raise to 4S. All Pass.

Acol Bidding

Open 2C showing 23+ points and no information about your clubs. Partners 2D response is artificial showing no interest in slam and less than 7 points. Bid your longest suit and see if partner is interested in game with minimal support. Partner bids 4S. All Pass.

Plan Before You Play

Dummy is laid down and you count your losing tricks. Spades:1, Hearts:0, Diamonds:0, Clubs:1. you should be able to make your contract. Think about possibly making overtricks.

The Play

Win the lead with AD. Lead out 2 rounds of trumps (leaving a small one on the table to ruff a low diamond. play QH, then AH and KH discarding the low club in hand, west ruffs and leads back a diamond. Win this and ruff your last diamond. The rest of the tricks are yours.

Comment

Duplicate bridge scores are always about how well you did compared to everyone else with the same hand. Did you find the fit and bid game? Making 12 tricks losing only to the QS.

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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