OSOB0184

Online School of Bridge: Lesson 018 - Play Hand 4
Cappelletti (Minors)

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[playhand]3.7.AQJ65.QJT643 QT654.AQ54.7.952 AK98.K863.K92.K8 J72.JT92.T843.A7,4[/playhand]
[auction]P.P.1t.2t.P.3c.P.P.P.[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1||2||3||4|Shows both minors.|5||6||7||8|Nothing more to say. Partner has chosen their preferred minor, based on number of cards.[/auctioncomments]
[contract]3c[/contract]
[declarer]north[/declarer]
[cardplay][/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1|Consider playing a heart to the ace and taking the diamond finesse.[/cardplaycomments]
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OSOB0183

Online School of Bridge: Lesson 018 - Play Hand 3
Cappelletti (Major & Minor)

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[playhand]QT643.5.KT62.A43 9.AQ863.QJ753.72 K85.KT92.94.T986 AJ72.J74.A8.KQJ5,3[/playhand]
[auction]P.1t.2h.P.3c.P.3d.P.P.P.[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1|Nothing to say.|2||3||4||5|Partner has shown hearts and a minor. You'd prefer the minor. Partner will pass if they have clubs or correct to diamonds (called "pass or correct").|6||7||8||9|Nothing to say.[/auctioncomments]
[contract]3d[/contract]
[declarer]north[/declarer]
[cardplay][/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1|Try to make your trumps separately by cross-ruffing spades and hearts.[/cardplaycomments]
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OSOB0182

Online School of Bridge: Lesson 018 - Play Hand 2
Cappelletti (Majors)

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[playhand]QJ854.AK752.75.8 KT9.63.Q98.KQ962 A72.QJ4.KT64.AJ5 63.T98.AJ32.T743,2[/playhand]
[auction]1t.2d.P.2s.P.P.P.[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1||2|Shows both majors.|3||4||5||6|Nothing more to say.  Partner has shown which major they prefer.[/auctioncomments]
[contract]2s[/contract]
[declarer]north[/declarer]
[cardplay][/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1|Aim to ruff a heart, and also try to discard a loser on a club winner.[/cardplaycomments]
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OSOB0181

Online School of Bridge: Lesson 018 - Play Hand 1
Cappelletti (Single Suiter)

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[playhand]743.KJT942.T.A43 AK62.75.QJ94.982 QT8.AQ6.A753.KJ6 J95.83.K862.QT75,1[/playhand]
[auction]P.1t.2c.P.2d.P.2h.P.P.P.[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1||2||3|Shows a single suited hand. Partner bids 2!d and you bid your suit (or pass with diamonds).|4||5||6||7|Bid your suit.[/auctioncomments]
[contract]2h[/contract]
[declarer]south[/declarer]
[cardplay][/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1|Try to lead from dummy towards your hearts as East will have 15 - 17 points.[/cardplaycomments]
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OSOB0174

Online School of Bridge: Lesson 017 - Play Hand 4
Jump Overcalls (Fourth Seat)

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[playhand]J7.A4.75.AKJT842 AT65.Q532.AT986. 43.JT96.K432.973 KQ982.K87.QJ.Q65,4[/playhand]
[auction]1s.P.P.3c.P.P.P.[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1||2||3||4|An intermediate jump overcall in the pass out seat. Weak jumps don't apply here.[/contract]
[declarer]south[/declarer]
[cardplay][/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1|Looks like there are four losers. You might be able to reduce one.|[/cardplaycomments]
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OSOB0173

 Jump Overcalls (Advancing partner’s jump overcall)

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[playhand]A876.K986.T972.6 QJT954.72.8.QJT7 K3.AQJ.QJ54.9843 2.T543.AK63.AK52,3[/playhand]
[auction]P.1d.3s.X.4s.X.P.P.P.[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1|Nothing to say.|2||3||4||5| Try raising partner's preemptive overcall here, giving East/West a difficult decision.|6||7||8||9|Nothing to say.[/auctioncomments]
[contract]4s[/contract]
[declarer]north[/declarer]
[cardplay][/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1|If the !sK and the !hA are with East then you have good chances. But you may lose two clubs unless the defenders help.[/cardplaycomments]
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OSOB0172

Online School of Bridge: Lesson 017 - Play Hand 2
Jump Overcalls (Minor Over Major)

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[playhand]Q72.54.82.AQJT83 AT8.AK32.KT63.K2 KJ965.QJT9.AQ.76 43.876.J9754.954,2[/playhand]
[auction]1s.3c.P.3t.P.P.P.[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1||2|A bit aggressive vulnerable against not, but don't give your opponents an easy time.|3||4||5||6|What luck! Partner has a good hand.[/auctioncomments]
[contract]3t[/contract]
[declarer]north[/declarer]
[cardplay][/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1|On a heart lead, you have nine top tricks but with East holding almost all of the defender's points, you could play towards the !sQ while you have all the suits stopped. On a spade lead try the !sQ.[/cardplaycomments]
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OSOB0171

Online School of Bridge: Lesson 017 - Play Hand 1
Jump Overcalls (Major Over Minor)

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[playhand]KQT942.83.T6.Q93 J.K6542.Q432.A76 865.QJ9.AK87.KJ5 A73.AT7.J95.T842,1[/playhand]
[auction]P.1d.2s.P.P.P.[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1||2||3|A weak jump overcall here takes up two levels of the bidding.[/auctioncomments]
[contract]2s[/contract]
[declarer]south[/declarer]
[cardplay][/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1|Your contract will depend largely on the location of the !hA and the !cK.[/cardplaycomments]
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CH201712

Challenge Hand: 2017-12

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[playhand]T43.A87542.A8.T4 A96.KQ3.Q9764.KJ KJ82.6.52.A98753 Q75.JT9.KJT3.Q62,1[/playhand]
[auction]1t.P.4h.P.P.P[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1||2||3|. You know there's a heart fit and you have the values for game. (If you were playing transfers then you would transfer to hearts first).[/auctioncomments]
[contract]4h[/contract]
[declarer]south[/declarer]
[cardplay][/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1|You should try and set up the diamond suit even if West leads one.[/cardplaycomments]
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OSOB0164

Online School of Bridge: Lesson 016 - Play Hand 4
Two Suited Overcalls (Unusual NT)

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[playhand]K2.Q432.T6.AK987 4.J.AQJ542.QJT54 AT876.98765.9.62 QJ953.AKT.K873.3,4[/playhand]
[auction]1s.2t.4s.5c.P.P.P.[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1||2||3||4|It may or may not make, but you have a great fit for clubs.[/auctioncomments]
[contract]5c[/contract]
[declarer]south[/declarer]
[cardplay][/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1|With the ♦ K likely to be onside, this contract should make.|[/cardplaycomments]
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OSOB0163

Online School of Bridge: Lesson 016 - Play Hand 3
Two Suited Overcalls (Advancing a Michael's Cuebid)

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[playhand]A654.7.T9854.974 K9872.AT965.32.6 QT3.K83.KQJ7.AJ5 J.QJ42.A6.KQT832,3[/playhand]
[auction]P.1c.2c.3t.4s.P.P.X.P.P.P.[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1|Nothing to say.|2||3||4||5|A good fit with one of partner’s suits and the shortage in the other should help to establish it by ruffing. Also the opponents are vulnerable and we are not.|6||7||8||9| Nothing to say.[/auctioncomments]
[contract]4s[/contract]
[declarer]south[/declarer]
[cardplay][/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1|You should be able to scramble seven tricks for minus 500 and a better score than the opponents making game in no trumps.[/cardplaycomments]
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OSOB0162

Online School of Bridge: Lesson 016 - Play Hand 2
Two Suited Overcalls (Michaels Over Major)

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[playhand]3.KQ865.82.AJT32 62.A7.KJT54.Q754 KQJ87.JT943.A9.K AT954.2.Q763.986,2[/playhand]
[auction]1s.2s.4s.4t.P.5c.P.P.P.[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1||2|Show the other major and one of the minors with a Michael’s Cuebid.|3||4||5||6|Partner asked you to bid your minor suit.[/auctioncomments]
[contract]5c[/contract]
[declarer]south[/declarer]
[cardplay][/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1|It looks right to play a heart to the ace and finesse in clubs. And then draw trumps. You can’t avoid playing diamonds and you should do this before playing the other top hearts.[/cardplaycomments]
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OSOB0161

Online School of Bridge: Lesson 016 - Play Hand 1
Two Suited Overcalls (Michaels Over Minor)

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[playhand]JT753.AQ842.73.J K964.JT.J54.KQ76 82.K97.AQT86.A98 AQ.653.K92.T5432,1[/playhand]
[auction]P.1d.2d.3d.3s.P.P.P.[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1||2||3|Show both your suits via a Michael’s Cuebid.|4||5||6||7|Partner's raise is competitive.[/auctioncomments]
[contract]3s[/contract]
[declarer]north[/declarer]
[cardplay][/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1|You have six losers and will need a bit of luck in the spade and heart suits. [/cardplaycomments]
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CH201711

Challenge Hand: 2017-11

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[playhand]KQJ86.K72.942.94 9532.AQT93.Q.AQ7 4.J854.JT765.J65 AT7.6.AK83.KT832,1[/playhand]
[auction]1h.P.1s.X.2s.P.P.X.P.3d.3h.P.P.P[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1||2||3|. Show your spade suit first even though there's a heart fit.|4||5||6||7|Your side has a double fit. Should you bid on or not? West's double was for takeout.|8||9||10||11|. Show your heart support now. The second double by West is still meant for takeout.[/auctioncomments]
[contract]3h[/contract]
[declarer]north[/declarer]
[cardplay][/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1|Ruff the second diamond and start to draw trumps. If they break 4-1, draw two rounds only, and then play spades. If they break 3-2, draw trumps before playing spades.[/cardplaycomments]
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OSOB0154

Online School of Bridge: Lesson 015 - Play Hand 4
Overcalls (A cue raise of partner's overcall)

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[playhand]7642.T973.K2.AK8 J93.AKQ85.AQJ6.7 85.64.T984.QT965 AKQT.J2.753.J432,4[/playhand]
[auction]1s.2h.P.2s.P.4h.P.P.P.[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1||2||3||4|A "cue raise" (you bid opener's suit), shows a strong raise of partner's overcall, 10+ high card points and three + trumps.|5||6||7||8|Nothing to say.[/auctioncomments]
[contract]4h[/contract]
[declarer]north[/declarer]
[cardplay]s13 s03 s08 s02.[/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1|After the opponents take their three spade winners, make sure you ruff the fourth spade high.[/cardplaycomments]
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OSOB0153

Online School of Bridge: Lesson 015 - Play Hand 3
Overcalls (Preemptive raise of partner's overcall)

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[playhand]87.QJT2.82.Q9854 AQJ.AK873.763.K2 K5432.94.Q954.JT T96.65.AKJT.A763,3[/playhand]
[auction]P.1d.1h.1s.3h.P.P.P.[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1|Nothing to say.|2||3||4||5|A preemptive raise shows a weak hand and four trumps..[/auctioncomments]
[contract]3h[/contract]
[declarer]north[/declarer]
[cardplay][/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1|After drawing trumps, try the spade finesse.[/cardplaycomments]
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OSOB0152

Online School of Bridge: Lesson 015 - Play Hand 2
Overcalls (Two level overcall)

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[playhand]KJ8.7.KQJT32.AT4 T9652.A84.8.Q982 A4.KQJ965.954.KJ Q73.T32.A76.7653,2[/playhand]
[auction]1h.2d.2h.P.P.3d.P.P.P.[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1||2|This hand is a perfect two-level overcall with a good six card suit.|3||4||5||6|Do you bid one more or not? It’s tempting to try pushing the opponents to 3!h. [/auctioncomments]
[contract]3d[/contract]
[declarer]south[/declarer]
[cardplay][/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1|Dummy has no other entries so lead a spade towards the king before drawing trumps. [/cardplaycomments]
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OSOB0151

Online School of Bridge: Lesson 015 - Play Hand 1
Overcalls (One level overcall)

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[playhand]KJT54.AK8.942.K2 Q76.T753.A83.QT6 A.J42.KJT76.AJ43 9832.Q96.Q5.9875,1[/playhand]
[auction]P.1d.1s.P.2s.P.P.P.[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1||2||3|This hand has 14 high card points and a good five card spade suit. |4||5||6||7|Partner's raise shows spade support and 6 - 9 points.[/auctioncomments]
[contract]2s[/contract]
[declarer]south[/declarer]
[cardplay][/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1|To try to reduce a loser, play clubs early and hope to discard a losing heart.[/cardplaycomments]
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OSOB0144

Online School of Bridge: Lesson 014 - Play Hand 4
Suit Preference signals (Doubleton AK!)

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[playhand]54.AJT7.J52.J843 83.98643.AK.T965 K976.K5.QT73.K72 AQJT2.Q2.9864.AQ,4[/playhand]
[auction]1s.P.3s.P.4s.P.P.P.[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1||2||3||4|Nothing to say.|5||6||7||8|Nothing to say. [/auctioncomments]
[contract]4s[/contract]
[declarer]west[/declarer]
[cardplay]d04 d13 d03 d11.d06 d14 d07 d02.h02 h09 h05 h14[/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1|An unusual looking lead given dummy. If partner as ♦ AK doubleton then you want a heart switch. Play the !dJ.|2|Play the !d2.[/cardplaycomments]
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OSOB0143

Online School of Bridge: Lesson 014 - Play Hand 3
Suit Preference signals (Possibly a club entry)

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[playhand]AQT3.65.873.K752 9.QJ.T9642.AJ843 K654.K842.QJ5.T6 J872.AT973.AK.Q9,3[/playhand]
[auction]P.1h.P.2h.P.P.P.[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1|Nothing to say.|2||3||4||5|Nothing to say.[/auctioncomments]
[contract]2h[/contract]
[declarer]west[/declarer]
[cardplay]s02 s09 s04 s12.s07 c03 s05 s14.s08 h11 s06 s03.c09 c04 c06 c13[/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1|Partner’s spade lead turns out to be a singleton. Cash the ace and return the !s3 to show a club card.|2|Cash the !Sa.|3|Lead the !s3 to try and show a club card.[/cardplaycomments]
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