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2407, 2021

Hand of the Week #113 (Solution) ♦

Saturday, 24 July, 2021|

N E S W 1♦ 1♥ 1♠ 2♥ 2♠ P 4♠ P P P Looking at our potential losers in hand we have: no trump losers, 3 heart losers, and 1 loser in each minor suit. Given that we are missing KQ in both minor suits it

2407, 2021

Hand of the Week #113 ♦

Saturday, 24 July, 2021|

N E S W 1♦ 1♥ 1♠ 2♥ 2♠ P 4♠ P P P North starts off the bidding with a 1♦ (based on the rule of 20), East overcalls 1♥ and South replies 1♠. This North-South pair are playing negative doubles, so a X by South

1707, 2021

Hand of the Week #112 (Solution) ♥

Saturday, 17 July, 2021|

N E S W 1♦ P 2♠ P 2NT* P 3♦* P 4♠ P P P Looking at possible (and definite!) losers in this 4♠ contract, we have: 1 spade, 2 hearts, 1 diamond, and no clubs. The spade and diamond loser look pretty inevitable, so it

1707, 2021

Hand of the Week #112 ♥

Saturday, 17 July, 2021|

N E S W 1♦ P 2♠ P 2NT* P 3♦* P 4♠ P P P West starts the bidding with 1♦, North passes, and East jumps to 2♠ which is a weak jump shift, showing ~5-8 HCP and a 6 card suit, very similar to a

1007, 2021

Hand of the Week #111 (Solution) ♣

Saturday, 10 July, 2021|

N E S W 1♦ P 2♦ P P P If we look at our potential losers in this 2♦ contract, we have: 2 spades, 0 hearts, 2 diamonds and 1 club. This initial analysis shows us that it looks like we are quite safe in our

1007, 2021

Hand of the Week #111 ♣

Saturday, 10 July, 2021|

N E S W 1♦ P 2♦ P P P South starts the bidding with an opening of 1♦, West passes and North raises to 2♦. North's bid is a weak raise with 4+ diamonds, but importantly it also denies a 4 card major. If North had

307, 2021

Hand of the Week #110 (Solution) ♠

Saturday, 3 July, 2021|

N E S W 1NT 2♠ 3NT P P P Looking at our top tricks we have the following: 1 spade, 2 hearts, 2 diamonds and no clubs. We can easily set up 3 extra tricks in the club suit by driving out the ♣A but where

307, 2021

Hand of the Week #110 ♠

Saturday, 3 July, 2021|

N E S W 1NT 2♠ 3NT P P P A fairly straight-forward bidding sequence sees East-West land themselves in a NT game. East opens a weak NT (12-14), South intervenes with a natural 2♠ overcall, and West leaps to game to end the auction. South starts

2606, 2021

Hand of the Week #109 (Solution) ♦

Saturday, 26 June, 2021|

N E S W 2♣* P 2♦* P 2NT P 6NT P P P 'TEE-ing off' we have: 11 top tricks in the shape of 3 spades, 3 hearts, 1 diamond and 4 clubs, with extras possibly coming from the diamond suit length and strength. The diamonds

2606, 2021

Hand of the Week #109 ♦

Saturday, 26 June, 2021|

N E S W 2♣* P 2♦* P 2NT P 6NT P P P North opens their monster hand 2♣* which shows any hand with 23+ points or any unbalanced hand with 3 losers or fewer. South replies with a relay bid of 2♦* which is simply

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