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Part game contracts


You open the bidding 1D partner bids 1NT. With a maximum of 22 points between you and you partner (remember 1NT means 6-9 HCP) no game is possible. All Pass

Acol Bidding

You open the bidding 1NT partner passes no game is possible. All Pass

Your Plan

With Dummy down, count your winners in a No Trump Contract; 1 in spades, 0 in hearts 1 in diamonds and 3 in clubs. To make this contract you will need to develop another 2 winners, at the moment diamonds looks like you best opportunity to do this, get the AD and KD out of the way and then the 10D and 9D will be winners.

The Play

After gaining the lead play diamonds straight away, after 2 leads of diamonds the rest of your diamonds are high and your contract is safe


With a heart lead you can make 7 tricks, but if you get a spade lead you can make 10 tricks.

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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