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Bridge Practice 'Hand of the Day'

Only a part game in NoTrumps but game in a suit

Can some deals be successfully played in different contracts


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Bidding

Partner opens 1D you respond with your major suit - partner makes a minimum raise of your suit showing support and a minimum hand 12-15 HCP. No extra values can be found. All Pass

Acol Bidding

Partner opens 1NT you respond with your major suit at the 2 level as a cut out bid which says, partner I am weak but have fives or more spades please stop bidding. Remember you must have more than 10 HCP to jump the bidding to the 3 level. All Pass

Plan Before You Play

Dummy goes down, in a suit contract count your losers. . In spades - draw trumps draw hearts throwing losing a diamond on the last heart, win the clubs and lose 2 diamond tricks

The Play

In a 4 Spade Contract: Win a club lead in your hand, - draw 2 rounds of spades play AH - make a direct finesse of the JH up to KH which is covered by west with the QH, play hearts up to the 8H which you lose, win the club return, throw a low diamond in your hand on the 9H, lose 2 diamond tricks and the rest are yours.

Comment

Making 10 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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