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Openers Rebid in a Suit

I opened but what do I bid next?

Bidding

This hand with 14 HCP a five card major and a four card minor suit, is perfectly described by opening the major suit and rebidding the minor suit after partner's response. Partner has shown you which suit of yours they prefer (called showing preference) by leaving your minor suit bid in, they have also shown you that they don't have enough points to keep on bidding at the 2 level in their own suit (8-10+)

Acol Bidding

This hand with 14 HCP a five card major and a four card minor suit, is perfectly described by opening the major suit and rebidding the minor suit after partner's response. Partner has shown you which suit of yours they prefer (called showing preference) by leaving your minor suit bid in, hey also show you they don't have enough points to keep on bidding at the 2 level in their own suit (8-10+)

Your Plan

Dummy goes down and in a suit you count your losers so - 0 club tricks, 1 diamond, 1 spade and 1 or 2 hearts so possibly 3- 4 losers - you need make 6-7 tricks. Your 2C contract means you must win 8 tricks The heart suit may have 2 losers if west holds the Ace and Queen of hearts so try to avoid leading the hearts let west lead them so your king and jack may become winners.

The Play

After winning the lead draw trumps ending up in dummy - lead 9H from table only covering easts card - the next time you lead hearts lead 8H from dummy and cover with JH this hopefully results in only losing 1 heart trick. Try to avoid leading out the spade suit as you have three potential losers - if you have to lead out the 8S and duck a direct finesse against west for the high cards and if the east leads this suit you can reduce it to 2.

Comment

This hand can make 10 tricks in clubs

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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