Online School of Bridge: Lesson 081 - Play Hand 3
Extra Hands: Strong balanced hands

[playhand]KJT8.QJ75.AT82.8 A965.KT9.KQJ9.AK Q7.8642.765.J542 432.A3.43.QT9763,3[/playhand]
[auctioncomments]|1| 11 high card points, not quite enough to open. |2||3||4||5|Use Stayman (Puppet or ordinary) to check for a major fit now that you know partner has a strong balanced hand.|6||7||8||9|Try Blackwood now that you've found a spade fit.|10||11||12||13| Partner has two aces, so you know you're missing one ace. Bid 6!s[/auctioncomments]
[cardplaycomments]|1|Win the !cA, and because you're missing the !hA, you absolutely must find the !sQ.|2|It's a guess, and you have no idea which hand it's in. Good luck.|3|Play one of your top spades, and then lead a small one back.[/cardplaycomments]