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The Aces on Bridge: Monday, October 5th, 2020


Iain ClimieOctober 19th, 2020 at 5:11 pm

HI Bobby,

Once again the need for homework (e.g. East dropping H8 from J8x under the HK at pairs) is clear. Lockdown and isolation are depressing but this is the opportunity for study which will pay off when some sort of normal existence returns.

Keep well!


bobbywolffOctober 19th, 2020 at 6:39 pm

Hi Iain,

My guess of what percentage the whole wide world’s supply of people who play bridge, might understand the reason for the defensive heart falsecard, especially the small percentage who play in tournaments (or, used to, as you describe, before the pandemic) would be about: 0.0001% with, even that, being a slight overbid.

However, hooray for still doing so.

Peter PengOctober 19th, 2020 at 8:51 pm

suppose the auction goes

RHO you LHO partner

1C pass 1H pass

3NT all pass

you hold, S, H, D and C in order below


which suit would you lead?