OSOB0094

Online School of Bridge: Lesson 009 - Play Hand 4
Suit Play (Discarding losers first)

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[playhand]AQJ3.96.854.8764 K.QJT832.A92.JT3 8642.K7.QJT7.AQ2 T975.A54.K63.K95,4[/playhand]
[auction]P.1h.X.1s.X.2h.P.P.P.[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1||2||3||4|Ignore the opponent’s double and bid your spades.|5||6||7||8|Nothing more to say.[/auctioncomments]
[contract]2h[/contract]
[declarer]north[/declarer]
[cardplay][/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1|On the diamond lead, you have seven losers. Overtaking the !sK will get rid of two losers[/cardplaycomments]
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OSOB0093

Online School of Bridge: Lesson 009 - Play Hand 3
Suit Play (Making your trumps separately)

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[playhand]AK843.A862.7.943 T75.3.A863.J8762 J6.KQJ9.T542.KT5 Q92.T754.KQJ9.AQ,3[/playhand]
[auction]1s.X.3s.4h.4s.P.P.P.[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1|Unbalanced hand that meets the Guideline of twenty (hcp plus length of two longest suits).|2||3||4||5|Although partner’s raise was preemptive, you have a singleton and partner is likely to be short in hearts.[/auctioncomments]
[contract]4s[/contract]
[declarer]south[/declarer]
[cardplay]d13 d14 d05 d07[/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1|You won’t have enough tricks if you try to draw trumps, but what about trying to make your trumps separately.[/cardplaycomments]
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OSOB0092

Online School of Bridge: Lesson 009 - Play Hand 2
Suit Play (That loser needs ruffing)

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[playhand]432.AKQJ97.K52.4 75.542.A43.A6532 KJT98.3.J86.K987 AQ6.T86.QT97.QJT,2[/playhand]
[auction]P.1h.P.2h.P.3h.P.4h.P.P.P.[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1||2|Unbalanced hand with hearts.|3||4||5||6|Your hand is worth an invitational raise.|7||8||9||10|Nothing more to say.[/auctioncomments]
[contract]4h[/contract]
[declarer]south[/declarer]
[cardplay]c12 c14 c09 c04[/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1|You have nine tricks. The tenth could come from ruffing a spade but to do that you should lead spades before drawing trumps.[/cardplaycomments]
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OSOB0091

Online School of Bridge: Lesson 009 - Play Hand 1
Suit Play (Ruff out the long suit)

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[playhand]AQJT73.76.K54.AQ K98.AKJ53.QJT.83 64.QT94.962.JT96 52.82.A873.K7542,1[/playhand]
[auction]1h.P.1s.P.2s.P.4t.P.5d.P.6s.P.P.P.[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1||2||3|Show your spade suit.|4||5||6||7|Ask for aces.|8||9||10||11|Your side is missing one ace but should have enough for a small slam. [/auctioncomments]
[contract]6s[/contract]
[declarer]south[/declarer]
[cardplay]d14 d10 d02 d04.d03[/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1|Playing to set up the hearts is a better chance than the club finesse.[/cardplaycomments]
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OSOB0084

Online School of Bridge: Lesson 008 - Play Hand 4
Play in No Trumps (Simple or double finesse?)

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[playhand]A5.842.AQJ5.7632 K73.AJT.K743.AQ5 QT862.Q7.92.KJT8 J94.K9653.T86.94,4[/playhand]
[auction]P.1t.P.3t.P.P.P.[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1||2||3||4|Raise to game in no trumps with a balanced 11 hcp and no major.[/auctioncomments]
[contract]3t[/contract]
[declarer]north[/declarer]
[cardplay][/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1| Eight top tricks and two options for a ninth: the simple club finesse, or the double heart finesse.  It pays to know your odds.  Do you know which is better?[/cardplaycomments]
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OSOB0083

Online School of Bridge: Lesson 008 - Play Hand 3
Play in No Trumps (What is that lead from?)

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[playhand]A862.AQ.AK4.9763 93.842.T753.AKQJ QJ54.JT965.2.T82 KT7.K73.QJ986.54,3[/playhand]
[auction]1t.P.3t.P.P.P.[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1|Balanced hand with 17 hcp.|2||3||4||5|Nothing more to say.[/auctioncomments]
[contract]3t[/contract]
[declarer]south[/declarer]
[cardplay]d12[/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1| Eight top tricks and perhaps the heart finesse for a ninth.  But have the opponents helped?  What is that lead from? [/cardplaycomments]
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OSOB0082

Online School of Bridge: Lesson 008 - Play Hand 2
Play in No Trumps (They may be small but...)

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[playhand]AK2.AT4.7542.AJ4 Q54.K95.9863.KQ8 963.J762.KT.T976 JT87.Q83.AQJ.532,2[/playhand]
[auction]P.1t.P.3t.P.P.P.[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1||2|Balanced hand with 16 hcp.|3||4||5||6|Nothing more to say.[/auctioncomments]
[contract]3t[/contract]
[declarer]south[/declarer]
[cardplay][/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1|Play on diamonds, the suit you have the most cards in. If they break 3-2 you should get a ninth trick.[/cardplaycomments]
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OSOB0081

Online School of Bridge: Lesson 008 - Play Hand 1
Play in No Trumps (Did you block your long suit?)

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[playhand]T85.Q6.AKQ42.T52 AKQ.A52.8653.QJ9 976.JT987.9.A643 J432.K43.JT7.K87,1[/playhand]
[auction]1t.P.3t.P.P.P.[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1||2||3|Raise to game in no trumps. There’s no need to show your minor.[/auctioncomments]
[contract]3t[/contract]
[declarer]north[/declarer]
[cardplay][/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1|You have 9 quick tricks but be careful of the way you play those diamonds. [/cardplaycomments]
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OSOB0074

Online School of Bridge: Lesson 007 - Play Hand 4
Winners & Losers (Plan B)

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[playhand]52.KQJ.AQT3.A643 A6.853.K765.KJ75 QJT97.A42.J98.82 K843.T976.42.QT9,4[/playhand]
[auction]P.P.P.1t.P.3t.P.P.P.[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1||2||3||4|Balanced hand with 15-17 points |5||6||7||8|Nothing more to say.[/auctioncomments]
[contract]3t[/contract]
[declarer]south[/declarer]
[cardplay][/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1|Count those winners. It would be nice to set up the hearts for the extra tricks but there's a problem with that idea. What is your plan B?[/cardplaycomments]
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OSOB0073

Online School of Bridge: Lesson 007 - Play Hand 3
Winners & Losers (Set up that side suit.)

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[playhand]AKJ973.752.A64.3 QT2.K63.Q2.AQ752 85.A94.KJ53.JT64 64.QJT8.T987.K98,3[/playhand]
[auction]1s.P.2c.P.2s.P.4s.P.P.P.[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1|Six card suit, 12 high card points and 2 length points.|2||3||4||5| No fit with partner so rebid the six card spade suit.|6||7||8||9|Nothing more to say. Minimum opening with shortage in partner's main suit. [/auctioncomments]
[contract]4s[/contract]
[declarer]south[/declarer]
[cardplay][/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1|Three heart losers, and if the !dK is offside then you have to find somewhere for the diamond losers to go.[/cardplaycomments]
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OSOB0072

Online School of Bridge: Lesson 007 - Play Hand 2
Winners & Losers (Set up that side suit.)

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[playhand]AK9843.54.53.842 652.AK.QJ62.AK75 QT7.9632.KT8.QJT J.QJT87.A974.963,2[/playhand]
[auction]P.2s.P.4s.P.P.P.[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1||2| A classic weak two opening. Good six card suit, 6 to 10 points.|3||4||5||6|Nothing more to say. With both opponents passing, perhaps partner is bidding this to make.[/auctioncomments]
[contract]4s[/contract]
[declarer]south[/declarer]
[cardplay][/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1| If spades break 2-2 there are ten easy tricks.  On the more likely 3-1 break there are nine easy tricks and you need to create a tenth trick? How? And how early do you need to start?[/cardplaycomments]
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OSOB0071

Online School of Bridge: Lesson 007 - Play Hand 1
Winners & Losers (First, you need a pitch?)

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[playhand]KJT853.Q2.A93.Q6 Q742.AK85.752.K8 9.J963.T84.AJ932 A6.T74.KQJ6.T754,1[/playhand]
[auction]1c.P.1s.P.2s.P.4s.P.P.P.[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1||2||3| Four or more spades, 6 or more points.|4||5||6||7| Partner has a spade fit and a minimum opening hand.[/auctioncomments]
[contract]4s[/contract]
[declarer]south[/declarer]
[cardplay][/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1| Enough winners once the defenders' aces are knocked out, but potentially four quick losers on the diamond lead.  You need to get rid of a loser before drawing trumps. [/cardplaycomments]
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CH201709

Challenge Hand: 2017-09

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[playhand]K73.K4.AJT53.K93 A5.AJ3.KQ2.QJ875 8642.T976.84.AT6 QJT9.Q852.976.42,3[/playhand]
[auction]1t.P.6t.P.P.P[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1|You have 14 hcp, 1 length point for the good five card club suit. Upgrade this hand and open 1NT.|2||3||4||5|Nothing more to say.[/auctioncomments]
[contract]6t[/contract]
[declarer]south[/declarer]
[cardplay][/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1|You have nine sure tricks (2 spades, 2 hearts, 5 diamonds) and can promote two more in clubs. If the club suit doesn’t set up, you may need the heart finesse.[/cardplaycomments]
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OSOB0063

Online School of Bridge: Lesson 006 - Play Hand 3
Hand Evaluation Summary (Guideline of Twenty)

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[playhand]KJ54.A8532.K6.T7 Q976.K4.J852.J84 A83.JT6.AT73.Q93 T2.Q97.Q94.AK652,3[/playhand]
[auction]1h.P.1s.P.2s.P.P.P.[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1|11 hcp, and 1 length point for the fifth heart. You meet the Guideline of 20 (11hcp + 5 hearts and 4 spades = 20) Open 1!h. |2||3||4||5|Raise spades.[/auctioncomments]
[contract]2s[/contract]
[declarer]north[/declarer]
[cardplay][/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1|Aim to set up the hearts by trumping.[/cardplaycomments]
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OSOB0062

Online School of Bridge: Lesson 006 - Play Hand 2
Hand Evaluation Summary (Too Good for 1NT)

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[playhand]J7.K73.AQJT5.KQJ T952.A82.K73.842 AQ6.QT95.96.T753 K843.J64.842.A96,2[/playhand]
[auction]P.1d.P.1s.P.2t.P.3t.P.P.P.[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1||2|Too strong for 1NT with 17 HCP and a length point for the fifth diamond. It's a good diamond suit too. Open 1!d intending to rebid 2NT.|3||4||5||6|Rebid 2NT showing 18-19 points.|7||8||9||11|Nothing more to say.[/auctioncomments]
[contract]3t[/contract]
[declarer]south[/declarer]
[cardplay][/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1|You start with seven tricks and can promote two more in clubs. Your spades are good enough to stop the opponents from taking more than three spade tricks.[/cardplaycomments]
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OSOB0061

Online School of Bridge: Lesson 006 - Play Hand 1
Hand Evaluation Summary (How High to Preempt)

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[playhand]KQJT862.2.QT95.6 743.A53.J76.J842 95.KQJ4.8432.AT9 A.T9876.AK.KQ753,1[/playhand]
[auction]P.P.4s.X.P.P.P.[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1||2||3|How high to open? With 7411 shape, put pressure on the opponents and open 4!s.|4||5||6||7|Nothing more to say.[/auctioncomments]
[contract]4s[/contract]
[declarer]south[/declarer]
[cardplay][/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1|Draw trumps asap - don't give the opponents a chance to trump something.[/cardplaycomments]
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OSOB0052

Online School of Bridge: Lesson 005 - Play Hand
Preempts (Four of a Major)

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[playhand]AK87.2.QT9.JT832 953.AJT98753.J8. 64.Q4.K7652.A974 QJT2.K6.A43.KQ65,1[/playhand]
[auction]4h.P.P.X.P.P.P.[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1||2||3|Not much to say opposite partner’s preempt.|4||5||6||7|Still nothing to say.[/auctioncomments]
[contract]4h[/contract]
[declarer]north[/declarer]
[cardplay][/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1|You have four losers, but the third diamond in dummy will set up for a discard before the opponents can develop their spade trick.[/cardplaycomments]
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OSOB0051

Online School of Bridge: Lesson 005 - Video Hand
Preempts (Weak two)

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[playhand]J872.QJT73.763.7 KQ9643.9.84.JT85 A.A854.AT52.A942 T5.K62.KQJ9.KQ63,1[/playhand]
[auction]2s.X.4s.X.P.P.P.[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1||2||3|Partner has a weak two, six spades and 6-9 points. You have a good fit, and a singleton. Put the pressure on the opponents.|4||5||6||7|Nothing more to say.[/auctioncomments]
[contract]4s[/contract]
[declarer]north[/declarer]
[cardplay] [/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1|You have five top losers, which are hard to avoid unless the defenders are careless.[/cardplaycomments]
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OSOB0042

Online School of Bridge: Lesson 004 - Play Hand
The Minors (Choosing No Trumps)

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[playhand]K7.653.KJT752.K9 A84.AJ4.A963.Q73 QT93.K982.4.A862 J652.QT7.Q8.JT54,1[/playhand]
[auction]1t.P.3t.P.P.P.[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1||2||3|Opposite partner’s 15-17 balanced, your hand will often play better in no trumps.[/auctioncomments]
[contract]3t[/contract]
[declarer]north[/declarer]
[cardplay] [/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1|On a heart lead, you don't want West getting on lead if diamonds are 3-0 so be careful playing the diamond suit.[/cardplaycomments]
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