Teacher's Manual

Discovering bidding: the 1NT opening bid

Revision Tournament Nr. 2


Hand T2-1     Dealer North


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

South
West
North
East
I pass
I pass
1NT
4  
I pass
     

 

Lead: Q
Declarer’s play: Urgent discard of the Diamonds before drawing the trumps.



Hand T2-2     Dealer East


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

South
West
North
East
1NT
I pass

 

Lead: 3
Bidding: with 7 points you pass in West
Defence: return in the opening lead suit.



Hand T2-3     Dealer South


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

South
West
North
East
I pass
I pass
1NT
2  
I pass
     

 

Lead: Q
Defence: Trump opening lead, all the others being dangerous.
Declarer: Take the opening lead in the dummy to keep communication toward South, then create a ruff opportunity in Spades for a short hand ruff.

 


Hand T2-4     Dealer West


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

South
West
North
East
1NT
4NT
6NT
I pass

 

Lead: 10
Declarer: Establishing the Spade honors.
Defence: In South, the players who didn’t discard a Diamond will score a "top"