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card combinations in bridge where best

play is to wait for the opponents to lead

the suit.

Let's return to the card combination of

Example 5. Is there any way South can

make five tricks? Not on the actual

distribution that has been given, but is

there a layout of the East-West cards

where five tricks can be made?

Did someone say: 'What if East or West

has the singleton king of spades?'. No, that

won't work. Try it out:

6. ´ A Q 6 5 2

´ K ´ 10 9 8 4

´ J 7 3

South can cash the ace of spades (drop ping

the king), then the jack and then the

queen but the ten would still be the boss

spade. Try again.

The answer is that West must hold

precisely two spades including the king.

Not likely but possible. You have to hope

for this layout:

7. ´ A Q 6 5 2

´ K 9 ´ 10 8 4

´ J 7 3

South can lead a low card to the queen of

spades, cash the ace (dropping the king),

come back to the jack and (assuming that

he can get to dummy) has the two boss

spades in the North hand.

All of the above examples are by way of

an introduction to the highly complicated

topic of suit combinations, which is an

area of card-play that needs concentration

and attention, and will be treated in future

issues of this magazine. r

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11 - 14 August 2014

Really Easy

Really Easy

Summer Congress

Summer Congress

Hilton Metropole Hotel, Kings Road, Brighton, BN1 2FU

'Really Easy' events are an ideal way for bridge students and less experienced

players to sample the atmosphere of the Brighton Summer Meeting.

'First Step' sessions are suitable for beginners playing a basic Acol system and

run from Monday to Wednesday. 'Next Step' sessions are held from Tuesday to

Thursday and are for players who have been playing in a local club and want to

try out an EBU congress event.

FIRST STEP

FIRST STEP

Monday 2.00pm Lesson (topic to be arranged)

7.30pm Bridge session 1

Tuesday 10.00am Lesson (topic to be arranged)

2.30pm Bridge session 2

7.30pm Free evening or Informal play

Wednesday 10.30am Bridge session 3 - Swiss Pairs

NEXT STEP

NEXT STEP

Tuesday 2.30pm Bridge session 1

7.30pm Bridge session 2

Wednesday 10.30am Bridge session 3 - Swiss Pairs

7.30pm Bridge session 4

Thursday 10.00am Lesson (topic to be arranged)

1.00pm Bridge session 5

Entry fee for either event: £46 which includes the bridge sessions and the

lessons. First Step players wishing to stay on for Thursday can do so for an

additional £8.

Blue points will be awarded to the top 1/4 of the field in all events.

There is still timcomps@ebu.co.uk

There is still time to enter!

Entries / Enquiries:

Peter ( 01296 317203 or

Dawn ( 01296 317219

or email comps@ebu.co.uk

HUBERT PHILLIPS FINALS

THE 2013-14 Hubert Phillips Bowl has been won by the team of Sally Brock, Gunnar

Hallberg, Barry Myers and Rob Sheehan.

The event is a mixed pivot teams, using aggregate scoring, and the Brock team

won by 180 points after sixty boards - a very narrow margin after such a long match.

In fact the final was close throughout, with the opponents, the team of Tom

Gisborne, Sandy Davies, Mike Pomfrey and Dave Robinson, leading by 10 points

with ten boards to play.

The Hubert Phillips Plate was won by the team of Sarah Dunn, Nick Boss, David

Ewart, Richard Johnson, Ewa Kater and Tom Townsend.

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