Page 0041

has enough to make a game try of 3t

over your 2t preference. He will

usually have a sixth diamond because

with only five diamonds and four

THE EBU & BRIDGE

spades he would have tried to show

another feature if possible. He might

OVERSEAS

have 16-18 HCP.

Conclusion:

Hand E: The hands fit beautifully, your

queens reinforcing partner’s suits and

LAKE GARDA

your ™A is a good card opposite likely

shortage. Jump to 5t

Hand F: The hands don’t fit well, however

CONGRESS

you are maximum and you may well

make a lot of diamond tricks. With

9 – 15 October 2013

kings and queens in partner’s short Grand Hotel Gardone, Lake Garda, Italy

suits, 3NT looks right.

HHHHHH

Hand G Hand H

´ QJ32 ´ 9432

™ J75 ™ QJ5

t Q7 t A2

® J732 ® 9642

Bidding sequence for the West Hands G

and H:

West East

t Pre-congress Pairs Blue-

1™

1´ 2t t Open Pairs pointed

events

2™ 2NT t Pivot Teams

?

t Men’s, Ladies’ and Green-

pointed

West’s bidding: Mixed Pairs Swiss

2™ showed 6-9 HCP, preference. t Swiss Pairs and Swiss Teams events

East’s bidding:

East has five hearts, four diamonds and at

least one club stopper. He will have at

most two spades – quite likely a Bridge Fees: £124

singleton. East did not have enough to EBU Comps Department

make a game-forcing jump to 3t over ( 01296 317 203 / 219

1´ but has enough to make a game try

of 2NT over your 2™ preference. He

E-mail: comps@ebu.co.uk

might have 17-18 HCP. Attendance at the congress is exclusive

Conclusion: to delegates booking their accommodation

Hand G: The hands fit badly (´Q-J-3-2 with Bridge Overseas

opposite at most a doubleton) and with

7 HCP you are nearer minimum than

maximum. You don’t want to play in

For travel and accommodation please contact

game, but you do have three-card

support for East’s five-card heart suit.

Sign off in 3™. BRIDGE OVERSEAS

Hand H: Only 7 HCP but the hands fit

excellently. All your honours are in part- ( 0800 034 6246

ner’s long suits and you have a 5-3 heart

fit. If necessary, partner should be able to A range of optional excursions will be available to book

arrange at least one diamond ruff in your at the venue to complement the bridge programme

hand. You are well worth 4™. r

www.ebu.co.uk February 2013 English Bridge 41

Index

  1. Page 0001
  2. Page 0002
  3. Page 0003
  4. Page 0004
  5. Page 0005
  6. Page 0006
  7. Page 0007
  8. Page 0008
  9. Page 0009
  10. Page 0010
  11. Page 0011
  12. Page 0012
  13. Page 0013
  14. Page 0014
  15. Page 0015
  16. Page 0016
  17. Page 0017
  18. Page 0018
  19. Page 0019
  20. Page 0020
  21. Page 0021
  22. Page 0022
  23. Page 0023
  24. Page 0024
  25. Page 0025
  26. Page 0026
  27. Page 0027
  28. Page 0028
  29. Page 0029
  30. Page 0030
  31. Page 0031
  32. Page 0032
  33. Page 0033
  34. Page 0034
  35. Page 0035
  36. Page 0036
  37. Page 0037
  38. Page 0038
  39. Page 0039
  40. Page 0040
  41. Page 0041
  42. Page 0042
  43. Page 0043
  44. Page 0044
  45. Page 0045
  46. Page 0046
  47. Page 0047
  48. Page 0048
  49. Page 0049
  50. Page 0050
  51. Page 0051
  52. Page 0052
  53. Page 0053
  54. Page 0054
  55. Page 0055
  56. Page 0056