Theme 1 hands

Session 2 hands


Hand 1.2.1     Dealer North
Counting  points, deciding on a contract

 
  9 8 6
  K 8 7 2
  Q 10 7
  9 3 2
 
  J 5
  10 4 3
  A K J 9 8
  8 6 5
 
N
  K Q 10 7
  Q J 9 5
  6 5 3
  7 4
W
 
E
 
S
 
 
  A 4 3 2
  A 6
  4 2
  A K Q J 10
 

 

South
West
North
East
I have 5 pts
I have 8 pts
I have 18 pts
I have 9 pts




North is the first one to announce his number of points aloud, then East, South, and West do the same.
The partnerships add their points (23 points for N.S, 17 for E.W).
N.S. has the greatest number of points and the Decision Table tells them that they could win 8 tricks.


Hand 1.2.2     Dealer East
Looking for the right contract

 
  6 5 3
  Q J 10 2
  J 7 6
  8 4 3
 
  A K Q 2
  8 5 3
  9 5 4
  9 6 2
 
N
  J 10 9 8
  A K 9
  10 8 3
  J 10 7
W
 
E
 
S
 
 
  7 4
  7 6 4
  A K Q 2
  A K Q 5
 

 

South
West
North
East
I pass
I open
I have 4 pts
I will win 7 tricks
     


Hand 1.2.3     Dealer South
Discovering the dummy

 
  A 3 2
  9 7 5
  10 5 3
  K Q 10 8
 
  8 5 4
  A K Q 10
  8 6 4
  9 3 2
 
N
  J 10 9 6
  J 4 2
  Q J 9
  7 6 4
W
 
E
 
S
 
 
  K Q 7
  8 6 3
  A K 7 2
  A J 5
 

 

South
West
North
East
I open
I have 9 pts
I will win 9 tricks,
i.e. 3 NT



Check that they all declared 3NT
West, seated on the left of the declarer, leads the Ace of Hearts and North spreads his hand on the table.

 

Hand 1.2.4     Dealer West
Defence: the advantage given by the opening lead

 
  9 7 3 2
  A K 4
  K 9 2
  9 7 6
 
  J 8
  6 5 2
  8 6 3
  A K Q 10 2
 
N
  6 5 4
  J 10 9 7
  Q J 10 7
  5 4
W
 
E
 
S
 
 
  A K Q 10
  Q 8 3
  A 5 4
  J 8 3
 

 

South
West
North
East
I pass
I pass
I pass
I open
I have 10 pts
I play 3NT

 

If West plays all his Clubs, the defence will make five tricks.
Despite the points and what the Decision Table says, South will not make his contract, with no mistake on his part :
3NT -1 : 50 EW