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To make your contract be careful to guard the entry to your long diamonds

Strong Opening Bids - 2NT


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Bidding

Open 2NT (2 NoTrumps) with this hand, saying 20-22 HCP and a balanced hand. With 1 point partner passes. All Pass.

Acol Bidding

Open 2NT (2 NoTrumps) with this hand, saying 20-22 HCP and a balanced hand. With 1 point partner passes. All Pass.

Plan Before You Play

In NoTrumps count your winning tricks. Spades:1, Hearts:3, Diamonds:2, Clubs:1. You need to develop You need to develop 1 more winner to make your contract and keep the entry to the long diamonds entry to dummy to run your long diamond suit without being trapped in your hand, key in developing tricks for this contract.

The Play

3NT with a spade lead. After winning in your hand, lead out the diamond honors in your hand trying to force out the AD, leaving the TD as an entry (your only one to dummy) in order to run the rest of the diamonds.

Comment

This hand can make 3C and 1H

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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