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Intermediate and newcomer players - sharpen your game with this series of tutorials. You can browse the index by topic, or read them in order. Learn even more at ACBL's Learn page.

 

 

BRIDGE BITES  #122

      

 

IMPROVING THE ODDS

                                                                         Brian Gunnell

 

 

          

♠ KJ

AQ83

872

♣ AT93

                  

 

            Both Vulnerable

            South   West     North    East

                                                     Pass

            Pass     Pass    1♣        1

            1         1♠          2        2♠

            3         Pass     Pass   Pass

 

Before we get to the play of the hand, we’ll take a detour and look at the E-W bidding.  Compare and contrast the respective bidding styles of East and West.  50 words or less, please.

♠ Q9653

742

J4

♣ Q82

       Dummy

 

West            East

 

       Declarer

♠ AT74

J

AQT93

♣ J64

 

♠ 82

KT965

K65

♣ K75