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Sadie Hawkins Day
starring you as Sadie, playing with three
eligible men in a rubber bridge game


Dealer : East

Vuln: East-West

 North
  
  
  
  

BRIDGE MOVIE #37

West



East



At the end of this hand, you may choose a husband from West, North or
East. In the meantime, what is your plan for this hand and what is your
opening bid?

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 South Sadie
   A K Q 8 4
   A Q 7 6 3
  
   A J 4

A K 9 8 7 4
South

?
 
West

 
 
North

 
 

East
pass
 
 


Dealer : East

Vuln: East-West

 North
  
  
  
  
West



East



You decide not to risk being left at the alter on Feb 29, so you open 2,
showing a strong two-bid hand. Over partner's 2
, you rebid 2 and then
3
over partner's 3 (artificial double negative). Partner now bids 3NT.
What is your call at this point? Your choices are pass, 4
or 4.

 

 South Sadie
   A K Q 8 4
   A Q 7 6 3
  
   A J 4

A K 9 8 7 4
South

2
2
3
?
West

pass
pass
pass
 
North

2
3
3NT 
 

East
pass
pass
pass
pass
 


Dealer : East

Vuln: East-West

 North
  
  
  
  
West



East



You don't want to get esoteric on this propitious day, nor do you want to
leave partner in 3NT with a 5-5 major-suit hand plus a void. So you
repeat those hearts, hoping partner has some kind of help for you. West
doubles this, and 4
doubled becomes the final contract.

West leads the 7 of diamonds.

 

 South Sadie
   A K Q 8 4
   A Q 7 6 3
  
   A J 4

A K 9 8 7 4
South

2
2
3
4
West

pass
pass
pass
double
North

2
3
3NT 
all pass

East
pass
pass
pass
pass
 

Opening lead: 7

Dealer : East

Vuln: East-West

 North
   2
   9 5 4
   J 9 6 5 3
   K 10 3 2
West



East



Dummy is pretty nice, and you thank partner. What is your plan?

 

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 South Sadie
   A K Q 8 4
   A Q 7 6 3
  
   A J 4

A K 9 8 7 4
South

2
2
3
4
West

pass
pass
pass
double
North

2
3
3NT 
all pass

East
pass
pass
pass
pass
 

Opening lead: 7

Dealer : East

Vuln: East-West

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

If you ruff and start to draw trumps, you will probably make the hand if
spades and hearts behave, but that's not likely after the double. Try a
crossruff instead.

Ruff the diamond lead.
Cash the ace of spades.
Cash the king of spades, throwing a club.
Cash the queen of spades, throwing a club.
Lead a club to the king.
Ruff a diamond.
Cash the ace of clubs.
Ruff the jack of clubs.
Ruff a diamond.
Lead a spade. West ruffs in with the 10 of hearts, but must lead into your A-Q
of hearts and you make an overtrick!

Which player do you choose to marry?
West doubled 4
so you don't choose him, a real macho loser. East
failed to double partner's 2
bid for the lead - he's not on the ball, so
you eliminate him as well. That leaves North, who provided a fairly nice
dummy. Well, why not?

THE END

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 South Sadie
   A K Q 8 4
   A Q 7 6 3
  
   A J 4

A K 9 8 7 4
South

2
2
3
4
West

pass
pass
pass
double
North

2
3
3NT 
all pass

East
pass
pass
pass
pass
 

Opening lead: 7

 

 

 


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