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Have you got Long Suit Distribution Points (LSDP)


East (the opposition) opens the bidding with1H (1 heart) you make a takeout double "X" saying to your partner "Partner I've got an opening hand and a shortage in the bid suit, you bid and I promise three card support in the other three suits." Partner makes a 2 club bid - All Pass

Acol Bidding

Your Plan

After East makes the opening lead of the King of heats (KH) your hand goes down on the table as Dummy. This happens because your partner not you - was the first to mention the club suit which is the final contract. You get to play both Dummy and Declarers hands though. Your partner's hand is now known as Declarer. In 2C (a two club contract) you need to win at least 8 tricks to make your contract.

The Play

Win the opening lead of Heart suit as you don't want to give West the chance to ruff your Ace of hearts the if hearts are lead a second time. Cross to Declarer's hand with the AS (Ace of Spades) and lead a low club towards your JC (won by KC in West's hand). Lose the net heart and diamond tricks. Draw trumps and the rest of the tricks are yours.


You can make 10 tricks in this contract for 130 points

*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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