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Partner takes you out of 3NT with their long Major suit


Bidding

With 19 HCP you open the bidding 1C (clubs) your longest suit - your partner North responds 1H (hearts) - you have no major suit fit (either hearts or spades ) but with 2 cards in every suit so you look for a No-Trump contract. Your rebid is 3 No Trumps (3NT) showing 18-19 HCP's and a balanced hand. Your partner bids 4H saying "I have a long heart suit 6+) and am counting on you partner to have at least 2 hearts after you bid NoTrumps.... you Pass All pass

Acol Bidding

Your Plan

You look at your and partners hand, you shouldn't lose any tricks in this hand. Seven quick tricks in hearts, 2 quick tricks in spades, 3 quick tricks in clubs and 2 quick tricks in diamonds, more than anyone could need.

The Play

Win the spade opening lead, play two rounds of trumps to draw out opponents hearts, the rest of the tricks are all yours. North should have Ace asked with his 13HCP and 3 LSDP+ so 16 TP with your guaranteed 18 points you are definitely in Slam territory here.

Comment

You can make 13 tricks in this contract.

*The auction is completed after 3 passes.
* Review the bidding at any time by clicking on the NS | EW menu at the top of the game screen
*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 outline around the hand that you play from 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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