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BRIDGE BITES #90
RISK AND REWARD
South West North
Pass 2♣ Pass
Pass 3NT Pass
In a team
game or a money game, making the contract is
all-important, and overtricks are merely a secondary
consideration. But, in duplicate bridge, the method of
rewards overtricks and, as we’ll see, that can
influence the play of the hand.
First, try this 3NT in a team
game, and focus entirely on making the contract. West leads ♠J, won in Dummy.
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