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Bridge Practice 'Hand of the Day'

Game - responder has no support for openers first bid

Game - responder has no support for openers first bid


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Bidding

After you open 1 Spade your longest suit (called a 'headless suit' because it contains no honor cards) your partners 2 level change of suit shows you they have a five card heart suit and 10+ points, you can then happily raise partner to 3 hearts with your three card heart suit support. Partner raises to 4 hearts after revaluing their hand with the heart fit.

Acol Bidding

After you open 1 Spade your longest suit (called a 'headless suit' because it contains no honor cards) your partners 2 level change of suit shows you they have a five card heart suit and 10+ points , you can then happily raise partner to 3 hearts with your three card heart suit support. Partner raises to 4 hearts after revaluing their hand with the heart fit.

Plan Before You Play

Hand Evaluation 3 losers: 0 spade losers, 0 heart losers, 2 clubs and 1 diamond loser; So a total of three losers.

The Play

Play low on club leads, ruff oppositions spades, draw your trump ASAP ruffing
cross ruff your diamond losers.

Comment

This hand can be bid to 4 hearts if played by you or 3 spades if bid by the opposition. It all depends who stops bidding first. In 4H If you play very well you can make 11 tricks.

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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