Tuesday Lesson Practice Game 16 August 2022

Hi All,

Thanks to our guest instructor. Good job, Skip!

Congratulations to Kathy and Alan for a super 64.28 % for the top. You've all done very well.

I'll be back next week. See you then.


North passes and East tries to convince himself to open 1 Club. Let's suppose he passes. South will open 1 Diamond in third seat with his 10 HCPs and a void. West will pass and North will respond 1 Heart with his 10 points and a 5-card major. South stops to reevaluate and think. He still has 10 HCPs, but with the heart fit he adds 5 points for the void and 1 for his 4-card support. He's still a little short for a jump, so rebids 2 Hearts to show 13-16 points and the Heart fit.

Now it's North's turn to stop to reevaluate and think. He now sees a double fit, which is always good, and adds 1 point for the fifth Heart for a total of 11 points. He raises to 3 Hearts to invite game and tell partner to go to game with 15-16 points and pass with 13-14. South raises to game and it makes for the top. Good job, Sally and Delores!

Let's suppose that East squeezes out 1 Club instead of passing. South will double for takeout, West will redouble with his 10 points and North will advance 2 hearts to show his best suit and 9-12 points. East will rebid 2 Clubs to show his 6-card suit and the competition will continue. Since North/South can make their game, East/West can go down several and still finish on top. Good job, Jane and Bill!