Take some time to explore

What is the best way for EW to get to the best contract after North opens a weak 2S?

Board 17 from Thursday 15/08/2019
Dealer N Nil Vul

KJT754
Q87
3
JT6
A9
AKT63
K762
K3
62
952
AJ9
A9875
Q83
J4
QT854
Q42

Life on the Edge

The auction by NS might start slowly but it escalates after South's 2S opening is passed round to East who bids 3C.

Board 11 from Wednesday 14/08/2019
Dealer S Nil Vul

K94
864
AQJT72
Q
T32
T753
43
J863
8
AKJ
K985
AKT95
AQJ765
Q92
6
742

Evil Acol over 1NT

An Excerpt from the Series ”More Evil”

Dealer N Nil Vul

JT2
T93
AJT2
962
64
AK72
Q973
AJ7
KQ93
854
85
KT53
A875
QJ6
K64
Q84

Bread and Butter, Anyone?

What is this West hand worth when East opens 1C, West responds 1H, and East rebids 1NT (15-17)?

Board 18 from Thursday 8/08/2019
Dealer E NS Vul

64
A4
AT543
J542
AQ85
JT8763
97
T
KT2
KQ
QJ62
A763
J973
952
K8
KQ98

The Value of a Trump Suit

The bidding by NS on this hand should be so simple that I am quite shocked to see that only FOUR of TWELVE pairs at my Hutt club ended up in 4H, the others playing the hand in either 3NT or 2NT.

Board 16 from Wednesday 7/08/2019
Dealer W EW Vul

T5
KQT9653
9
943
K32
J87
T875
Q82
Q976
42
KQ4
AT75
AJ84
A
AJ632
KJ6

Transfers are The Go

Do you play transfers, and if so, how do you play them? This deal provided a number of different results in our Swiss Pairs event, though the results may be different in a match point session.

Board 19 from Thursday 1/08/2019
Dealer S EW Vul

AT7
QJ842
A9
T98
J863
AT
KJ743
75
KQ92
973
T62
QJ2
54
K65
Q85
AK643

Responder's Reverse a Powerful Hint

The EW hands in this deal should always be bid to 4H, and that should happen even if East’s king of spades is a small spot card.

Board 2 from 31/07/2019
Dealer E NS Vul

8753
92
742
QT43
J62
7
KJT9
AK962
K
AKJT853
83
J85
AQT94
Q64
AQ65
7

Controls: Ace = 2, King = 1

Board 12 from Thursday 25/07/2019
Dealer W NS Vul

T54
AJ53
KJ973
6
632
872
T52
Q984
QJ98
KT94
86
T73
AK7
Q6
AQ4
AKJ52

NT or the Major?

Board 10 from 24/07/2019
Dealer E All Vul

A
AT92
AQ6
AQ853
963
7
JT95
J9762
KQ8
KQJ63
872
T4
JT7542
854
K43
K

Easy Slams for the Asking

I wonder why slam bidding is so poor in every session of bridge that I have looked at lately.

Board 23 from Thursday 18/07/2010
Dealer S All Vul

QJ32
432
Q9876
9
AK87
AQ986
A
T76
T4
J5
K2
AKQJ853
965
KT7
JT543
42

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