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by rod
Fri May 29, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: resuming play at bridge clubs after the lockdown
Replies: 5
Views: 1261

Re: resuming play at bridge clubs after the lockdown

My local club sent out an electronic questionnaire on this topic a couple of days ago. Among other things asking members' opinions about what safety measures should be taken when the club re-opens. Honestly though, I think the opinions of public health experts should matter more. I think most club p...
by rod
Tue May 26, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: Bridge Questions, Puzzles, Deals
Topic: How to go down in 3NT
Replies: 2
Views: 640

Re: How to go down in 3NT

The problem with testing the club suit is that even if diamonds split 4-4 as expected, you will not enjoy discarding on the last two rounds of diamonds. You can comfortably lose the lead once but not twice. So let's leave clubs alone. Spades will split 3-3 or not, and if not you will need three hear...
by rod
Tue May 26, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Bridge Questions, Puzzles, Deals
Topic: How to go down in 3NT
Replies: 2
Views: 640

How to go down in 3NT

Here's another instructive computer deal. After a routine Stayman auction you, South, are declaring 3NT with the ♦ 2 led. Scoring is IMPS. North K93,AJ93,865,A64 South AQ62,K64,AQ,9532 East plays the ♦ K. You have eight tricks with very good chances for a ninth. What do you do? I'll tell you in adva...
by rod
Mon May 25, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Coffs Harbour
Topic: 2020 Coffs Gold Congress cancelled
Replies: 0
Views: 764

2020 Coffs Gold Congress cancelled

Julie Bryant, Secretary of the Coffs Harbour Bridge Club, yesterday announced this cancellation due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Let's hope 2021 will see a vaccine and a more normal continuation of bridge competition!
by rod
Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Bridge Questions, Puzzles, Deals
Topic: Play this slam
Replies: 1
Views: 504

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: 504

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: 926

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: 609

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: 609

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: 903

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".