Online School of Bridge: Lesson 029 - Play Hand 3
Strong balanced hands

[playhand]AKJ.AK.AT5.AK543 643.T954.J743.82 Q2.Q862.Q862.QT9 T9875.J73.K9.J76,3[/playhand]
[auctioncomments]|1| You have a balanced hand with 26 points. Start with a strong 2!c bid. |2||3||4||5| Rebid 3NT to show a balanced 25+ points. [/auctioncomments]
[cardplaycomments]|1| You have eight tricks but no entries to dummy with the spade lead. Your best chance of a ninth trick is to play on clubs hoping that suit breaks 3-3 or 4-2. [/cardplaycomments]