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1909, 2020

Hand of the Week #69 (Solution) ♦

Saturday, 19 September, 2020|

N E S W 1♦ P 1♠ P 1NT P 3NT P P P Looking at where our extra tricks are coming from it appears to be the club suit, as we have no real suit of any length elsewhere. We have 1 top trick in spades,

1209, 2020

Hand of the Week #68 (Solution) ♥

Saturday, 12 September, 2020|

N E S W P P P 1♠ P 2♦ P 2NT P 3NT P P P Top trick analysis would lead us to: 1 spade, 0 hearts, 2 diamonds and 3 clubs. Our extra tricks can only really come from our long spade suit in hand,

1209, 2020

Hand of the Week #68 ♥

Saturday, 12 September, 2020|

N E S W P P P 1♠ P 2♦ P 2NT P 3NT P P P Passes all the way round to South who opens their decent balanced hand 1♠. East-West remain silent as North responds 2♦ (2♥ would promise a 5 card suit) and South

909, 2020

Responding to Splinters Answers ♥

Wednesday, 9 September, 2020|

The answers to the responding to Splinters quiz are below. If you have landed here before taking the quiz then go back quickly! With the below hands what do you think it is correct to bid after your partner's response? ♠ AKQx ♥ KJxxx ♦ xx ♣ xx -

909, 2020

Responding to Splinters ♥

Wednesday, 9 September, 2020|

Below is a bidding quiz on responding to Splinters. This is when your partner double jumps in a new side suit suggesting a game going hand and shortage in the bid suit. There is an article here for you to take a look at before taking this quiz if you'd like.

509, 2020

Hand of the Week #67 (Solution) ♣

Saturday, 5 September, 2020|

N E S W P 1NT P 2♣* P 2♠ P 3NT P P P Looking at our top tricks we have none in spades, 2 in hearts, 2 in diamonds and 1 in clubs. Not a pretty sight to only have 5 top tricks in 3NT

509, 2020

Hand of the Week #67 ♣

Saturday, 5 September, 2020|

N E S W P 1NT P 2♣* P 2♠ P 3NT P P P South passes and West starts off the bidding with 1NT. As mentioned in HOTW#63 it is my prefence to open 1NT with 5 card major hands that fit into the range, but

209, 2020

Stayman Answers ♦

Wednesday, 2 September, 2020|

The answers to the Stayman quiz are below. If you haven't yet taken the quiz then click here to go back to the version without the answers! If you want more on the Stayman convention there in an article here or a video here for you to have a

209, 2020

Stayman ♦

Wednesday, 2 September, 2020|

Below is a bidding quiz on the Stayman convention. Stayman is a vital convention used to explore potential major fits after your side opens 1NT or 2NT. Here is an article and here is a video, if you'd like to revise before taking the quiz! The answers to the