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Preemptive bidding from both sides


Bidding

Open 3S with a seven card suit 6 points and a void in hearts. Partner raises you to 4S with 15 points and 2 spade cards. All Pass

Acol Bidding

Open 3S with a seven card suit 6 points and a void in hearts. Partner raises you to 4S with 15 points and 2 spade cards. All Pass

Your Plan

Dummy goes down and in a suit count your loing tricks. Spades=1; Hearts=0; Diamonds=0; Clubs=2. This contract should make. Plan to finesse the KS, draw trumps, ruff hearts and lose 2 club tricks.

The Play

Win the club lead with AC and ruff a heart to enter your hand. lead a low spade up to QS, it loses to KS i east. Win the diamond return with the AD, play the AS, then ruff another low heart to enter your hand. Play the JS to draw the last trump and run your high diamonds. Lead 10C and duck, win the club return and the last 2 tricks are trumps.

Comment

Different end plays give you different results. If you play the KD and QD then run your tlast 2 trumps you will lose both of your club tricks. If you lead the clubs after the diamonds but before your last 2 trumps eAst underleads his club winner and you will make an 11th trick for 620 points. If you do not pre-empt the opposition bid and go light in 3H giving you only 50 points.

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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