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The Aces on Bridge: Thursday, April 16th, 2020


jim2April 30th, 2020 at 12:27 pm

Typo: last line – “heart” discard, not diamond.

MirceaApril 30th, 2020 at 3:49 pm

Can 5D can be found if South opens with 2D or if North starts with 1NT?

bobbywolffApril 30th, 2020 at 4:12 pm

Hi Jim2,

Yes, but worse than a typo, an inexcusable error which believe it or not, escaped several minds, mine the last.

Not the first time that I wished myself cursed with TOCM TM, to which I could perhaps have received some sympathy.

At least you would have been dealt East having 5 spades and West the AKQ of clubs tripleton.

bobbywolffApril 30th, 2020 at 4:22 pm


Yes, the bidding could go:
South North
1D 1S
2D 2H (for want of a better description)
2S 3D (GF)
3H 4D
5D Pass

At least in my dreams!

bobbywolffApril 30th, 2020 at 4:30 pm

Hi again Jim2,

I should have added,”while defending 3NT”.