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Not enough TP for game but you make your contract if you finesse and ruff

Practice playing in Game with too few points-makiing with a finesse and ruff


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Bidding

Partner opens 1H and you have no heart support, you reply 1S, partner rebids 2D (if you check the "Hint?" menu item now, it will tell you to bid 2S, so lets do that,.... partner then bids 3S and its up to you to Pass.

Acol Bidding

Partner opens 1H and you have no heart support, you reply 1S, partner rebids 2D (if you check the "Hint?" menu item now, it will tell you to bid 2S, so lets do that,.... partner then bids 3S and its up to you to Pass.

Plan Before You Play

You can count 2 certain losers AS & AC and 2 probable losers in diamonds. The best option to avoid the losers in diamonds appears to be to avoid leading diamonds, hoping the opposition have to lead away from their diamond honors.

The Play

Duck the diamond lead and win the diamond return - now your JD and 10D are high, play low trump from dummy up to JS losing to AS. Lose the KC to AC, now your QC and JC are high, play another round of trumps, play the AH and then and ruff a low heart to return to hand. Another round of trumps, now the trumps are all out. and the rest of the tricks are yours.


lead a heart from your hand finessing the JH, put up the 10D on the diamond return, lead trumps up to QS ducking when West plays the AS - win the diamond return with AD , a second round of trumps throwing play the last diamond in your hand on the AH - ruff a low heart with a high trump in your hand you don't want to be over ruffed - draw another round of trumps and the rest of the tricks are yours

Comment

This hand can make 2D or 4S. If south is naughty with less than 10 points bids you may find game.
However your partner will not trust you if you keep on bidding with less than 10 points.

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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