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The opposition double you - an exciting game: N-S = Not Vulnerable E-W=Vulnerable

What happens when I'm not vulnerable but the opposition are?

Bidding

Notice that you and your partner North on the bidding pad are in grey but the opposition East and West are in RED? This means that East (E) and West (W) are vulnerable (Vul) Lesson on Vulnerability .and you and your partner are not. You can and should make sensible sacrifice bids against the opposition if they bid in this situation, a Vulnerable Game the oppositions way is -620 points for you whereas if you go up to 3 light doubled the opposition still only get -500 points - off course if the opposition don't double you get a better score by going up to 11 light!! than you do by letting them make a Vulnerable game. So you open your major suit and the opposition compete, but your partner supports you! Who ends up in game and who gets doubled?

Acol Bidding

Notice that you and your partner North on the bidding pad are in grey but the opposition East and West are in RED? This means that East (E) and West (W) are vulnerable (Vul) Lesson on Vulnerability .and you and your partner are not. You can and should make sensible sacrifice bids against the opposition if they bid in this situation, a Vulnerable Game the oppositions way is -620 points for you whereas if you go up to 3 light doubled the opposition still only get -500 points - off course if the opposition don't double you get a better score by going up to 11 light!! than you do by letting them make a Vulnerable game. So you open your major suit and the opposition compete, but your partner supports you! Who ends up in game and who gets doubled?

Your Plan

If you are playing in your suit Count your losing tricks: 0 in hearts - 1 in clubs 1 in diamonds - and maybe 1 in spades - this is looking very good

If the opposition are playing you shouldn't have doubled them for penalties as they have 22 of the HCP and ALL the good diamonds and clubs and will get 750 points if they make it.

The Play

After losing to the club Ace ruff the next club lead and then draw trumps play your spades - lose your diamond loser - ruff another diamond

Comment

5H your way is 'cold' as is 6C the oppositions way - practice doubling "X" and re-doubling "XX" watch how it affects your scores

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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