OSOB0252 South Declarer

Online School of Bridge: Lesson 025 - Play Hand 2 Rotated
Counting

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[playhand]K7632.73.KJ32.Q5 AQ54.Q6.AT98.AK6 JT98.42.4.987432 .AKJT985.Q765.JT,4[/playhand]
[auction]4h.X.P.4s.P.P.P.[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1||2||3||4||5||6|[/auctioncomments]
[contract]4s[/contract]
[declarer]south[/declarer]
[cardplay][/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1| Looks easy unless trumps break 4-0 and then you will need to find the !dQ. If that happens, then work out as much as you can about East’s hand.[/cardplaycomments]
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OSOB0284

Online School of Bridge: Lesson 028 - Play Hand 4
Responder's Rebid

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[playhand]AQJ932.874.73.A9 KT8.J52.AK542.Q7 4.963.QJ98.KJ654 765.AKQT.T6.T832,4[/playhand]
[auction]P.1d.P.1s.P.1t.P.4s.P.P.P.[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1||2||3||4| Shows four+ spades, six+ points and the new suit bid is forcing.|5||6||7||8| Partner has a balanced 12-14 point hand.  You have enough for game and know there is a spade fit (partner has at least two).[/auctioncomments]
[contract]4s[/contract]
[declarer]south[/declarer]
[cardplay][/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1| There are three heart losers and one club loser.  Try to establish the diamond suit by trumping it to discard a loser. Use the trumps for entries to dummy.[/cardplaycomments]
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OSOB0283

Online School of Bridge: Lesson 028 - Play Hand 3
Responder's Rebid

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[playhand]QT74.KQJ9.J54.T9 KJ98.T.A62.KQJ54 A6.A874.9873.732 532.6532.KQT.A86,3[/playhand]
[auction]P.P.1c.P.1h.P.1s.P.P.P.[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1| Pass, 9 high card points.|2||3||4||5| Over partner’s opening bid, show your lowest four card suit.|6||7||8||9| You have a fit for partner’s second suit, and a minimum hand.[/auctioncomments]
[contract]2s[/contract]
[declarer]south[/declarer]
[cardplay][/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1|After the diamond lead, pitch two diamonds on the hearts.  Now play clubs. If everyone has two clubs, cross ruff the hand.[/cardplaycomments]
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OSOB0282

Online School of Bridge: Lesson 028 - Play Hand 2
Responder's Rebid

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[playhand]75.JT9732.A93.95 QT98.KQ4.7.AKJ43 J64.A5.K8652.QT8 AK32.86.QJT4.762,2[/playhand]
[auction]P.P.P.1c.P.1h.P.1s.P.2h.P.3h.P.4h.P.P.P.[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1||2| Nothing to say.|3||4||5||6| Shows 6 plus points, 4 plus hearts.|7||8||9||10| Shows six hearts and a minimum, not forcing. |11||12||13||14| Partner could have passed 2!h but raised to 3!h which is invitational. We have extra values so raise to game.[/auctioncomments]
[contract]4h[/contract]
[declarer]south[/declarer]
[cardplay][/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1|Trumping diamonds in dummy, before drawing trumps, will give you extra tricks.[/cardplaycomments]
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OSOB0281

Online School of Bridge: Lesson 028 - Play Hand 1
Responder's Rebid

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[playhand]983.AQJ932.3.A93 J52.KT8.AKQ4.JT2 AQT.4.J98752.864 K764.765.T6.KQ75,1[/playhand]
[auction]1d.P.1h.P.1t.P.4h.P.P.P.[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1||2||3| Six plus points, four plus hearts, forcing.|4||5||6||7| Partner's rebid of 1NT shows at least two hearts and 12-14 high card points. You have enough for game.[/auctioncomments]
[contract]4h[/contract]
[declarer]south[/declarer]
[cardplay][/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1|Discard your losing spades or clubs on the diamonds.[/cardplaycomments]
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OSOB0274

Online School of Bridge: Lesson 027 - Play Hand 4
Opener's Rebid (Part 2)

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[playhand]A874.AK32.A875.3 KT963.754.K6.K92 5.QJT9.Q432.AT86 QJ2.86.JT9.QJ754,4[/playhand]
[auction]P.P.P.1d.P.1s.P.3s.P.4s.P.P.P.[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1||2||3||4| Open 1!d to show an unbalanced hand with four+ diamonds.|5||6||7||8|Show a medium strength hand (16-18) with a fit for responder.|9||10||11||12| Nothing further to say.[/auctioncomments]
[contract]4s[/contract]
[declarer]north[/declarer]
[cardplay][/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1|There's possibly a spade loser, a heart loser, and a club loser. Two clubs may be ruffed in dummy. Play clubs before drawing two rounds of trumps in case the trumps break 3-1. [/cardplaycomments]
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OSOB0273

Online School of Bridge: Lesson 027 - Play Hand 3
Opener's Rebid (Part 2)

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[playhand]QJ3.A852.AT6.AKJ AK52.J4.942.T642 64.K763.KJ853.95 T987.QT9.Q7.Q873,3[/playhand]
[auction]1c.P.1s.P.2t.P.3t.P.P.P.[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1| Balanced hand with 19 high card points. Open 1!c intending to rebid 2NT. |2||3||4||5| Rebid 2NT to show 18-19 points. |6||7||8||9| Nothing more to say.[/auctioncomments]
[contract]3t[/contract]
[declarer]south[/declarer]
[cardplay]s10[/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1| You have eight top tricks on a spade lead and can promote a ninth in clubs. Play ♣A, ♣K and another club, letting the opponents win the ♣Q. Now the ♣10 is a winner, and you have a spade entry.[/cardplaycomments]
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OSOB0272

Online School of Bridge: Lesson 027 - Play Hand 2
Opener's Rebid (Part 2)

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[playhand]K853.A84.6.AJ865 AQJ74.J62.A95.72 T62.QT73.QJT8.K4 9.K95.K7432.QT93,2[/playhand]
[auction]P.1c.P.1s.P.2s.P.4s.P.P.P.[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1||2| Unbalanced opening hand, 12 high card points and 1 length point. open 1!c the longest suit.|3||4||5||6| Shows a minimum strength hand with a fit for partner. |7||8||9||10| Nothing more to say.[/auctioncomments]
[contract]4s[/contract]
[declarer]north[/declarer]
[cardplay][/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1| There are eight top tricks. Two more will come from trumping diamonds in dummy.[/cardplaycomments]
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OSOB0271

Online School of Bridge: Lesson 027 - Play Hand 1
Opener's Rebid (Part 2)

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[playhand]753.QJ3.K93.AK62 J62.AKT8.Q54.984 QT9.654.A72.QT73 AK84.972.JT86.J5,1[/playhand]
[auction]P.P.1c.P.1h.P.1t.P.P.P.[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1||2||3| Balanced hand with 13 high card points. Open 1!c intending to rebid 1NT.|4||5||6||7| Rebid 1NT to show 12-14 points. [/auctioncomments]
[contract]1t[/contract]
[declarer]south[/declarer]
[cardplay][/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1| No spade stopper but you have six top tricks and can promote a seventh trick in diamonds.[/cardplaycomments]
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OSOB0264

Online School of Bridge: Lesson 026 - Play Hand 4
Opener's Rebid (Part 1)

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[playhand]AQJT73.AK5.52.Q7 K9.98.763.AJ9543 4.QT6.QT984.K862 8652.J7432.AKJ.T,4[/playhand]
[auction]P.P.P.1s.P.1t.P.3s.P.4s.P.P.P.[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1||2||3||4| Unbalanced opening hand.|5||6||7||8| Medium strength hand with a good quality six card suit.|9||10||11||12| Nothing further to say.[/auctioncomments]
[contract]4s[/contract]
[declarer]south[/declarer]
[cardplay][/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1|Two diamond losers, possibly a club loser and a heart loser that needs to be ruffed.[/cardplaycomments]
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OSOB0263

Online School of Bridge: Lesson 026 - Play Hand 3
Opener's Rebid (Part 1)

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[playhand]QJT73.A4.KQJ83.4 62.KQ7.T975.K986 A5.JT83.642.A753 K984.9652.A.QJT2,3[/playhand]
[auction]1s.P.1t.P.2d.P.P.P.[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1| Unbalanced opening hand with two five card suits. Open the higher ranked suit. |2||3||4||5| Rebid your second suit at the lowest possible level.[/auctioncomments]
[contract]2d[/contract]
[declarer]south[/declarer]
[cardplay][/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1| Draw trumps and set up the spades when you can. [/cardplaycomments]
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OSOB0262

Online School of Bridge: Lesson 026 - Play Hand 2
Opener's Rebid (Part 1)

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[playhand]43.7.AQJ9832.AK5 KT85.T9632.KT5.7 AQ96.QJ8.4.JT432 J72.AK54.76.Q986,2[/playhand]
[auction]P.1d.P.1s.P.3d.P.P.P.[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1||2| Unbalanced opening hand, 14 hcp & 3 length points. |3||4||5||6| Shows a medium strength hand without a fit for partner. [/auctioncomments]
[contract]3d[/contract]
[declarer]south[/declarer]
[cardplay][/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1| Trump the small club in dummy.[/cardplaycomments]
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OSOB0261

Online School of Bridge: Lesson 026 - Play Hand 1
Opener's Rebid (Part 1)

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[playhand]3.JT8.A85.AKT963 AKQT.764.9642.82 J865.Q53.QJT.Q75 9742.AK92.K73.J4,1[/playhand]
[auction]P.P.1c.P.1s.P.2c.P.P.P.[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1||2||3| Opening hand with 12 high card points and 2 length points in an unbalanced hand.|4||5||6||7| Rebid your good six card club suit at the lowest level. You have a minimum hand without a fit for partner.[/auctioncomments]
[contract]2c[/contract]
[declarer]south[/declarer]
[cardplay][/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1|Discard your losing diamonds on the spades.[/cardplaycomments]
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OSOB0254

Online School of Bridge: Lesson 025 - Play Hand 4
Counting

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[playhand]T53.KJ97.AQ3.QJ7 J4.AQT8.7642.AK9 987.52.JT98.8432 AKQ62.643.K5.T65,4[/playhand]
[auction]1s.X.P.4h.P.P.P.[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1||2||3||4| You have a good hand with four hearts opposite partner’s takeout double. Bid game in hearts. [/auctioncomments]
[contract]4h[/contract]
[declarer]south[/declarer]
[cardplay][/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1|Two heart losers and at least one diamond loser. The diamond finesse? That is likely to fail given West’s opening bid. Work out West’s shape by playing other suits, and leaving diamonds to the end.[/cardplaycomments]
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OSOB0253

Online School of Bridge: Lesson 025 - Play Hand 3
Counting

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[playhand]QJ2.KQJ.KJ8.AQJ8 K74.AT4.AT6.KT73 A5.8762.Q95432.9 T9863.953.7.6542,3[/playhand]
[auction]2t.P.6t.P.P.P.[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1| You have 20 high card points in a balanced hand. |2||3||4||5| Nothing more to say.[/auctioncomments]
[contract]6t[/contract]
[declarer]south[/declarer]
[cardplay][/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1| There are a lot of points in the short suits and you need to find the !dQ. There are 11 top tricks. Play your top clubs and then hearts, and you will have a count on the West's hand.  [/cardplaycomments]
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OSOB0252

Online School of Bridge: Lesson 025 - Play Hand 2
Counting

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[playhand]AQ54.Q6.AT98.AK6 K7632.73.KJ32.Q5 .AKJT985.Q765.JT JT98.42.4.987432,2[/playhand]
[auction]4h.X.P.4s.P.P.P.[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1||2| Double the opening pre-empt for takeout. |3||4||5||6| Nothing more to say. [/auctioncomments]
[contract]4s[/contract]
[declarer]north[/declarer]
[cardplay][/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1| If trumps break 4-0 you will need to find the !dQ. Try to work out East's shape by playing as many other suits as possible before playing diamonds.[/cardplaycomments]
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OSOB0251

Online School of Bridge: Lesson 025 - Play Hand 1
Counting

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[playhand]AKJT7.J73.98.KJ5 Q654.965.AK4.AT3 98.8.76532.Q9762 32.AKQT42.QJT.84,1[/playhand]
[auction]1d.P.1s.2h.2s.P.4s.P.P.P.[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1||2||3| Partner has opened, show your spade suit.|4||5||6||7| Your left hand opponent has overcalled and partner has shown a spade fit. Bid game.[/auctioncomments]
[contract]4s[/contract]
[declarer]south[/declarer]
[cardplay]h14 h05 h08 h03.h13 h06 c02 h07.h12 h09 d02 h11.d12[/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1|You need to find the !cQ. Draw trumps and play the other suits, noticing the cards in West's hand.[/cardplaycomments]
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OSOB0244

Online School of Bridge: Lesson 024 - Play Hand 4
Negative Doubles

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[playhand]AT87.JT83.KJ.K73 K62.AK42.Q97643. J93.Q.A82.AQJ982 Q54.9765.T5.T654,4[/playhand]
[auction]P.1d.2c.X.P.2h.3c.4h.P.P.P.[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1||2||3||4| A double shows an interest in the unbid suits and enough points to compete at the two level.|5||6||7||8| Bid game in hearts.  [/auctioncomments]
[contract]4h[/contract]
[declarer]north[/declarer]
[cardplay][/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1| Trump the !cA and promote diamonds early when you discover trumps break badly.[/cardplaycomments]
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OSOB0243

Online School of Bridge: Lesson 024 - Play Hand 3
Negative Doubles

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[playhand]AQ74.KQT85.J72.3 962.4.KQ53.AQT72 KT85.J963.986.54 J3.A72.AT4.KJ986,3[/playhand]
[auction]1h.2c.P.P.X.P.P.P.[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1| Open the five card major on this unbalanced hand. |2||3||4||5| West has overcalled and partner has passed, but keep the bidding alive by reopening with double. Partner chooses to pass this, because they will have good clubs.[/auctioncomments]
[contract]2c[/contract]
[declarer]west[/declarer]
[cardplay][/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1| Partner’s lead may be a singleton.[/cardplaycomments]
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OSOB0242

Online School of Bridge: Lesson 024 - Play Hand 2
Negative Doubles

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[playhand]AT62.K8.74.KQT73 KQJ9.JT76.Q86.98 84.Q954.JT9.A542 753.A32.AK532.J6,2[/playhand]
[auction]P.1c.1d.X.2d.2s.P.P.P.[/auction]
[auctioncomments]|1||2| Unbalanced opening hand. Open your longest suit. |3||4||5||6| Partner’s double shows four cards in each of the major suits. We know there is a spade fit.[/auctioncomments]
[contract]2s[/contract]
[declarer]south[/declarer]
[cardplay][/cardplay]
[cardplaycomments]|1| On this hand set up your side suit winners and cross ruff.[/cardplaycomments]
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