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1610, 2021

Hand of the Week #125 (Solution) ♦

Saturday, 16 October, 2021|

N E S W 2NT P 3♣* P 3♥ P 3NT P 4♠ P P P Analysing our losers (with North) we have: no spades, 2 hearts, 2 diamonds and 1 club. The diamond losers are inevitable, so we need toreduce our losers in clubs and hearts

1610, 2021

Hand of the Week #125 ♦

Saturday, 16 October, 2021|

N E S W 2NT P 3♣* P 3♥ P 3NT P 4♠ P P P North opens 2NT (balanced 20-22) to which South replies with 3♣* which this North-South pair as regular Stayman. North has 4 cards in both majors so correctly responds with 3♥ first,

910, 2021

Hand of the Week #124 (Solution) ♥

Saturday, 9 October, 2021|

N E S W 3♠ X P 3NT P P P It looks as if the success of this contract relies upon dummy's club suit. If we can yield 6 club tricks then we will make 10 tricks rather easily here - 1 spade, 1 heart, 2

910, 2021

Hand of the Week #124 ♥

Saturday, 9 October, 2021|

N E S W 3♠ X P 3NT P P P West starts the bidding with a 3♠ opener over which North has a difficult bid. North's hand seems too good to pass but an overcall of 4♣ seems a bit 'one-dimensional'. A takeout double is the

210, 2021

Hand of the Week #123 (Solution) ♣

Saturday, 2 October, 2021|

N E S W 1♣ P 1♥ P 3♣ P 4NT P 5♥ P 6♣ P P P Looking at our losers with South, we have: none in spades or hearts, 2 in diamonds and 1 in clubs. The loser in clubs is inevitable (the Ace of

210, 2021

Hand of the Week #123 ♣

Saturday, 2 October, 2021|

N E S W 1♣ P 1♥ P 3♣ P 4NT P 5♥ P 6♣ P P P South opens 1♣, North replies with a simple 1♥ (no rush to jump when you are bidding a new suit as responder as it is forcing!) and South jump

2509, 2021

Hand of the Week #122 (Solution) ♠

Saturday, 25 September, 2021|

N E S W 1NT 2♣* P 2♦* P 2♥ P 4♥ P P P   As aforementioned, it looks as if we have 4 possible losers - 2 inevitable diamonds and 2 potential trumps. We have 25 points between our hands so the opponents have 15

2509, 2021

Hand of the Week #122 ♠

Saturday, 25 September, 2021|

N E S W 1NT 2♣* P 2♦* P 2♥ P 4♥ P P P   East opens a weak NT (12-14), South overcalls 2♣* which this North-South pair are playing as Landy. Landy is a convention played over an opponent's opening of 1NT and it agrees

1809, 2021

Hand of the Week #121 (Solution) ♦

Saturday, 18 September, 2021|

N E S W 1♣ P 1♦ P 1♥ P 4♥ P P P A quick loser analysis on North's hand will show us that we have: 1 spade loser, 2 heart losers, no diamond losers and 3 losing clubs. The spade loser and the trump losers

1809, 2021

Hand of the Week #121 ♦

Saturday, 18 September, 2021|

N E S W 1♣ P 1♦ P 1♥ P 4♥ P P P North starts off this North-South only auction with a simple 1♣ opening. South replies with 1♦ (not 1♥ or 1♠ as you should bid 'up the line' as responder) and North rebids 1♥,

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