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Bridge Practice 'Hand of the Day'

Partner prefers your spades and developing an entry is crucial



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Bidding

Open 1S after partner's 1NT rebid 2C, partner prefers your spades and so bids 2S . All Pass

Acol Bidding

Open 1S after partner's 1NT rebid 2C, partner prefers your spades and so bids 2S . All Pass

Plan Before You Play

Dummy goes down. In a suit contract count your losers In spades you have 2 spade and 1 heart loser, 1 in diamonds and 1 in clubs. Plan to draw trumps as soon as possible and develop winners in your diamond and heart suits. This game is all about an entry to dummy play your high heart and diamond cards

The Play

Lose the diamond lead but win the diamond return. Lead a low spade towards the JS but duck if the AS or QS is played by west. Win the diamond return and play JS towards covering with KS if the QS is played. Play a 3rd round of trumps. Win the club return and play QH which loses to AH. Win the club return, and the last 4 tricks are yours.

Comment

This hand can make 9 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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