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Ground Control
starring you as the air traffic controller

Dealer : South

Vulnerable:
North-South

 North
  
  
  
  

BRIDGE MOVIE #24

West



East



 

After a forcing 1NT response, you have to decide whether to reverse
with 2 or play it conservative with a 2
rebid on your three-card
suit.Which will you do?

 

 South You
   A 8 6 2
   A K Q 7 3
   J
   K 8 2

South
1
?
West
pass
 
North
1NT
 

East
pass
 


Dealer : South

Vulnerable:
North-South

 North
  
  
  
  
West



East



 

You decide that 2 is flying a bit too high, since partner may have
a very weak hand when he bids 1NT. He's not going to pass 2
with a
hand that will produce game, so you rebid 2
. Now he raises to 3.
That's good. Your choice here is to rebid the strong hearts or bid 3
to describe short diamonds. Which will you do?

 

 

 South You
   A 8 6 2
   A K Q 7 3
   J
   K 8 2

South
1
2
?
West
pass
pass
 
North
1NT
3
 

East
pass
pass
 


Dealer : South

Vulnerable:
North-South

 North
  
  
  
  
West



East



 

It was a tough call, and you decided to rebid the hearts, because
partner might have a difficult time bidding 4
with a doubleton
without a rebid from you. Besides, you wanted to steer partner away
from clubs. Partner raises and everyone passes.

West leads the king of diamonds and dummy comes down:

 

 South You
   A 8 6 2
   A K Q 7 3
   J
   K 8 2

South
1
2
3
West
pass
pass
pass
North
1NT
3
4

East
pass
pass
all pass


Dealer : South

Vulnerable:
North-South

 North
   K 7 4
   8 2
   10 6
   A Q J 7 4 3
West



East



 

Opening lead: K

Partner's decision to raise hearts was a close one, and maybe he
should have rebid those clubs, but now you have to bring it in for a
landing. West continues with the
Q at trick two. What is your plan?

 

 South You
   A 8 6 2
   A K Q 7 3
   J
   K 8 2

South
1
2
3
West
pass
pass
pass
North
1NT
3
4

East
pass
pass
all pass


Dealer : South

Vulnerable:
North-South

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

Opening lead: K

West did not shift to spades, so you have time to draw trumps and
take all those nice club tricks. Only problem is trump control. If
trumps are 4-2, you need to give up a trump trick while you still
have a trump in dummy to ruff a third diamond lead. The best line is
to ruff the second trick and lead a low heart from your hand. This
keeps control of the trumps. Win any return and claim 11 tricks if
trumps are no worse than 4-2. Well played! Over and out.

THE END

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 South You
   A 8 6 2
   A K Q 7 3
   J
   K 8 2

South
1
2
3
West
pass
pass
pass
North
1NT
3
4

East
pass
pass
all pass

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