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407, 2020

Hand of the Week #58 (Solution) ♠

Saturday, 4 July, 2020|

N E S W 2♠ P P X P 3♣ P 3♥ P 3♠* P 3NT P P P The lead of the ♠10, combined with the opponent's bidding, is quite revealing about the spade suit. With ♠KQ109xx or something similar, East would have led the ♠K

407, 2020

Hand of the Week #58 ♠

Saturday, 4 July, 2020|

N E S W 2♠ P P X P 3♣ P 3♥ P 3♠* P 3NT P P P East kicks off the bidding with a weak 2 in spades, which gets passed all the way round to North. North has a tricky bid here as they

2706, 2020

Hand of the Week #57 (Solution) ♥

Saturday, 27 June, 2020|

N E S W 1NT X 2♦* X 2♥ 2♠ P 4♠ P P P Looking at our hand we have 1 potential spade loser, 1 definite heart loser, 1 definite diamond loser, and 3 potential club losers. However, looking at setting the dummy up instead we

2706, 2020

Hand of the Week #57 ♥

Saturday, 27 June, 2020|

N E S W 1NT X 2♦* X 2♥ 2♠ P 4♠ P P P North opens 1NT (12-14) and East makes a penalty double (don't forget a double of NTs is always penalties). South bids 2♦* which North-South are playing as a transfer to hearts, showing 5+

2006, 2020

Hand of the Week #56 (Solution) ♣

Saturday, 20 June, 2020|

N E S W 1♠ P 2♠ 3♦ 3♥ P 3♠ P P P The diamond lead has actually inadvertently helped our diamond situation as we will now only lose 1 diamond for definite, the ♦K will make either this trick or a later trick. Looking at

2006, 2020

Hand of the Week #56 ♣

Saturday, 20 June, 2020|

N E S W 1♠ P 2♠ 3♦ 3♥ P 3♠ P P P West kicks off the bidding by opening their unbalanced hand 1♠. North passes (not a strong enough suit for a weak jump overcall) and East raises 1♠ to 2♠ which represents a hand