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Game in No Trump Contract


Your partner opens the bidding with 1C (1 club -12+ points ) the opposition overcall 1D (1 diamond) Count your HCP you have 10 points and a 4 card spade suit you respond 1 spade (1S) and your partner rebids 2 no trumps (2NT) showing you 18-19 HCP and a balanced hand and a cover in oppositions diamond suit, , with your 10 points (18+10=28 = Game points) you can bid 3NT - game in No Trumps. All Pass.
* The auction is completed after 3 passes. Review the bidding at any time by clicking on the contract menu item along the top titled '3NT North.'

Acol Bidding

Your Plan

The trick in a notrump contract is to lose your losers while you still have controls in all the suits (you have the AD, JD and TD (10D) as controls in the diamond suit). You need to lose losers in the spade suit to optimize the tricks won so start on that suit first.
*To review the last trick played click on the Menu item box titled "NS | EW " - the last round will be displayed.

The Play

East leads the king of diamonds (KD) and you cover with your AD. Lead a low spade from South's hand planning to just cover whatever card West plays JS if west plays low (we are hoping that west holds the QS - a 50-50 chance) then play JS AH and KH - then cross to South's hand with KC and play the KS and TS, a low club back to North's AC, QC and TC then lose to the QD but win the JD


You can make 12 tricks in this contract giving you 90 extra points although you only needed to win 9 tricks to make your contract.
*A link to our Declarer Play lessons
* The auction is completed after 3 passes.
* Review the bidding at any time by clicking on the blue menu item along the top titled 'Auction.'
*The first player to bid the suit of the final contract becomes the Declarer and their partner is now called Dummy.
*Dummys cards are always placed face up on the table after the opening lead has been made by the opposition.
*You can check which hand you need to play from because there is a small golden halo around the hand that is due to be played next.

NOTE: The above commentary is intended as a guideline only. As with any Bridge hand there are many ways to bid and play any hand. Beginners should also make extensive use of the 'Hint' button. The hints are computer generated and quite conservative, but are often useful if you are looking for a good suggestion.

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