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Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport
starring YOU as Kangaroo Jones

Dealer : South

Vulnerable:
North-South

 North
  
  
  
  

BRIDGE MOVIE #22

West



East



 

You're first to speak in an Imp Pair event. What is your call?

 

 South
   A 7 6 5 2
   A Q J 7
   K 10
   A K

South
?
 
West
 
 
North
 
 

East
 
 


Dealer : South

Vulnerable:
North-South

 North
  
  
  
  
West



East



 

You open 1. You have the power for a two-bid, but the spades are
weak and you want to show both majors and hear what partner has to
say in a low-level natural auction.

Partner bids a forcing 1NT and you jump to 3. Partner now jumps to
4. What's that mean? What's your next call?

 

 

 South
   A 7 6 5 2
   A Q J 7
   K 10
   A K

South
1
3
?
West
pass
pass
 
North
1NT*
4   
 

East
pass
pass
 

* forcing

Dealer : South

Vulnerable:
North-South

 North
  
  
  
  
West



East



 

The jump to 4 should show a limit raise in spades with three trumps.
With less than that partner would bid 3 (which is usually only a
doubleton spade). So you launch into Keycard Blackwood.

Partner shows two keycards without the trump queen. He must hold the
king-third of spades and the ace of diamonds. What is your next call,
6 or 6NT?

 

 South
   A 7 6 5 2
   A Q J 7
   K 10
   A K

South
1
3
4NT
?
West
pass
pass
pass
 
North
1NT*
4    
5**
 

East
pass
pass
pass
 

* forcing
**two keycards with the trump queen

Dealer : South

Vulnerable:
North-South

 North
  
  
  
  
West



East



You bid 6, not 6NT. This hand might play better in 6NT, if spades
are 4-1 and partner has some minor-suit tricks. But it might play
better in spades, if, for example partner holds a singleton heart.
Perhaps a 6 bid could work here as an esoteric probe for the best
slam, but you decide to bid 6 and discuss the possibility of a 6
bid over drinks later.

West leads the 5 of diamonds. Dummy comes down:

 North
   K 9 3
   9 8
   A Q 9 6
   J 7 5 4
 
 South
   A 7 6 5 2
   A Q J 7
   K 10
   A K

You play the 6 from dummy and East plays the jack. How do you
play the slam?

 

 South
   A 7 6 5 2
   A Q J 7
   K 10
   A K

South
1
3
4NT
6
West
pass
pass
pass
all pass
North
1NT*
4    
5**
 

East
pass
pass
pass
 

* forcing
**two keycards with the trump queen

Dealer : South

Vulnerable:
North-South

 North
   K 9 3
   9 8
   A Q 9 6
   J 7 5 4
West



East



You may be able to avoid a heart finesse. You have two discards on
the diamonds, and if the queen of clubs is lying third, you can set
up the jack in dummy.

Cash the ace-king of clubs. Then cash the ace and king of spades.
Then ruff a club. The queen falls! Now run your diamond tricks and
jack of clubs, discarding three hearts. The only trick for the
defenders is a trump trick. The full hand was:

   North
   K 9 3
   9 8
   A Q 9 6
   J 7 5 4
West
Q 8 4
K 2
8 5 4 3 2
Q 9 3
East
J 10
10 6 5 4 3
J 7
10 8 6 2
   South
   A 7 6 5 2
   A Q J 7
   K 10
   A K

This hand was written up in the October issue of Australian Bridge
Magazine (www.australianbridge.com). Well done, mate!

THE END

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 South
   A 7 6 5 2
   A Q J 7
   K 10
   A K

South
1
3
4NT
6
West
pass
pass
pass
all pass
North
1NT*
4    
5**
 

East
pass
pass
pass
 

* forcing
**two keycards with the trump queen

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