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Wednesday at the Hutt - from Vil Gravis

This hand produced some erratic play and erratic results. Worth taking a look at the full range of results because you should be able to learn something.
Board 2 Dealer E NS Vul

T52
AQ642
7
AKQ4
KQJ8
JT5
AQ3
832
A763
K83
T952
T6
94
97
KJ864
J975

Vil Gravis on 18THU

This one is going to be too difficult for most new players but it is such a wonderful example of both defence and declarer play that I just HAD to show it to you. It came from a Thursday session in Week 18. I'll put you in the South seat as usual.

Dlr W ALL Vul
The bidding has been:

SouthWestNorthEast
-1Pass2
Pass4PassPass
Pass

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Vil Gravis on 18WED

Wednesday Review 15

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Vil Gravis on 17FRID

Friday Review

This deal came from a Friday afternoon session.
Board 6 Dealer E EW Vul

4
J7654
Q9
KQJ73
AQT75
Q2
AJ543
5
J9632
AKT3
KT2
9
K8
98
876
AT8642

Ultimate Defence

When I first started playing bridge some 50 years ago the game was still in its infancy but we liked to pride ourselves on being good card players, and had confidence in our own ability as well as that of our partners. That is not an easy thing to do, to have confidence in our partner, is it?

Books to read

I have written lots of bridge books for private reading. Anyone interested in some examples can let me know at villyn@xtra.co.nz
Vil

Vil Gravis on 16WED

Wednesday Review 13
It is quite clear that many of our newer players have simply not got into the habit of THINKING about
the hands they play or defend. It really is crucial that you THINK and don't just play by instinct, or
according to the very basic 'rules' you have been taught, because simply playing your cards by taking
your tricks, or by following some simple guidelines will not give you the best results. This deal
provides a case in point.
Board 5 Dealer N NS Vul

AKQ842
J2
976
K2
T93
A9765
Q85
JT
6
K84
KJT42
Q754
J75
QT3
A3
A9863

Vil Gravis on 15WED

Wednesday Review 12
This week, a bit about everything: bidding, defence, and declarer play.
Board 8 Dealer W Nil Vul

QJ972
J3
9742
Q6
AK64
T985
K8742
T5
KQ4
AT865
A53
83
A762
KQJ3
JT9

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