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by rod
Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Bridge Questions, Puzzles, Deals
Topic: Play this slam
Replies: 1
Views: 294

Re: Play this slam

This is a marginal slam as you need either the ♦ A or ♣Q onside, plus another good thing to happen. Clearly diamonds should be tested before clubs. The devil is in the details. Ruff your ♥ 5 at trick 2 and take AQJ of spades. Assume for the moment that spades split 3-2. Play a diamond to the King (d...
by rod
Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Bridge Questions, Puzzles, Deals
Topic: Play this slam
Replies: 1
Views: 294

Play this slam

Yesterday I declared this interesting hand against the computer.

North
♠ AQJ7
3
10765
♣ AKJ2

South
♠ K1042
AK5
KQ2
♣ 985

You're South in 6♠ with no opposing bidding. West leads the J. Plan the play.
by rod
Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: About This Forum
Topic: How to Post Bridge Hands
Replies: 1
Views: 418

Text for Suit Symbols

By the way if all you want is a suit symbol (as in "West led the K against 4♠"), you can copy-and-paste from one of these lines.

Code: Select all

♠
[color=red]♥[/color]
[color=red]♦[/color]
♣
by rod
Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Bridge Questions, Puzzles, Deals
Topic: Found an error? Post here!
Replies: 2
Views: 332

Re: Found an error? Post here!

Thanks Derrick! Perhaps Ron should sign up here to defend himself. :)
by rod
Sat Apr 25, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Bridge Questions, Puzzles, Deals
Topic: Found an error? Post here!
Replies: 2
Views: 332

Found an error? Post here!

Every once in a while I run across a published bridge deal analysis that seems to have an error. I'll start this topic with one from Ron Klinger's 25 April ABF Daily Bridge Column . Starting on page 2 it presents this deal: North K72,954,93,K9876 South AQ106,AKQ87,A8,A5 where you, South, are declari...
by rod
Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Online Bridge
Topic: ABF Games on BBO
Replies: 0
Views: 344

ABF Games on BBO

Looks like the ABF is well along the path to offering masterpoints and club games on BBO. Articles are here and here.

Interested players who do not already have a BBO account should sign up for one, and club managers can proceed to send in a form to "express interest".
by rod
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: About This Forum
Topic: Welcome to Bridge in Oz
Replies: 1
Views: 318

A couple of changes

Bridge in Oz has now been split off from its parent site which also hosted a sub-forum for expats. As you have doubtless noticed the new primary URL is "https://in-oz.com/bridge". Also there is now a "digests" feature that will email you a weekly summary of new postings in the forum since your last ...
by rod
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Bridge Questions, Puzzles, Deals
Topic: Eleven Card Fit
Replies: 4
Views: 494

Re: Eleven Card Fit

That sounds reasonable, though if partner has no feature then I'll settle for 3D. It's hard to see where 11 tricks would come from.
by rod
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Bridge Questions, Puzzles, Deals
Topic: Eleven Card Fit
Replies: 4
Views: 494

Eleven Card Fit

Another evening with little to do, my phone's bridge game deals up this hand: A6,Q97,AQ1095,K32 Partner opens 2 ♦ , weak and natural. I bet you're thinking diamonds may be a good trump suit. Applying the Law of Total Tricks you might bid 5 of them. But what about 3NT instead? Would you just bid it? ...