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February 2016 English Bridge

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Beat Today's Experts

These hands are all from modern events

and David Bird points to some useful lessons

to be learned from them. Bid them with

your partner and then see how your efforts

compare with the experts' bidding.

FEBRUARY 2016

WEST HANDS

(IMP scoring on every deal)

1. Love All ´ A K 10 2

Dealer South ™ A K Q 10 2

t 8

(Robson) ® K Q 2

* South opens 1´

2. Love All ´ A J 4 2

Dealer West ™ K 6

t A K J 9 4

(Dhondy) ® Q 9

3. N/S Game ´ A K 2

Dealer West ™ Q J 7

t K 10 8

(Holland) ® Q 9 8 7

4. Game All ´ A K 4

Dealer East ™ A Q 10 8

t A 6 5

(Bakhshi) ® A Q 6

5. Game All ´ A 10 4 3

Dealer East ™ Q J 8 5 3

t A 4 3

(Brock) ® Q

* South opens 3®

6. Game All ´ J 7 6 2

Dealer South ™ Q 9 8 4

t 7

(Mossop) ® A K Q 4

* South opens 3t, North bids 4t

Did you beat the experts? - Pages 35-37

Beat Today's Experts

These hands are all from modern events

and David Bird points to some useful lessons

to be learned from them. Bid them with

your partner and then see how your efforts

compare with the experts' bidding.

FEBRUARY 2016

EAST HANDS

(IMP scoring on every deal)

1. Love All ´ 8

Dealer South ™ J 8 5 4

t A Q 10 9 7 4

(Forrester) ® 7 4

* South opens 1´

2. Love All ´ 6 5

Dealer West ™ A Q J 9 8 7 4

t -

(Senior) ® A K J 7

3. N/S Game ´ Q 10 5 3

Dealer West ™ A K 2

t A 6

(Hallberg) ® K 5 4 3

4. Game All ´ Q 9 7

Dealer East ™ 7 5 4

t K 3 2

(Gold) ® K J 10 2

5. Game All ´ K 7 6 2

Dealer East ™ 7 4

t Q 10 9

(Smith) ® A 10 5 3

* South opens 3®

6. Game All ´ K Q

Dealer South ™ A K J 6 5

t K 8 4

(P Hackett) ® 8 5 2

* South opens 3t, North bids 4t

Did you beat the experts? - Pages 35-37

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