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Mon 29th 1st N-S Jan Roos & Lassee 60% 2nd Arne & Lars 59%
1st E-W Clive & Gerry 66% 2nd Douwe & Jacques 62%
Wed 31st 1st
1st E-W Paul Save.. & Ursula 62% 2nd Jan v Koss & Royd 54%
Fri 2nd 1st N-S Gunnar & Lars 60% 2nd Alan & Hans 54%
1st E-W Bengt & Wolfgang 57% 2nd Janne & Lasse 56%
Bidding Quiz Standard American is assumed unless otherwise stated.
♠ A93 ♠ KQ873
♥ AQ2 ♥ 2 With Hand B partner opens 1♥ and you bid 1♠. Partner then
Bidding Sequences Quiz
continue to get the odd complaint about this and that, but opinions seem to
differ about the suitability of the Tropicana. Here is an e-mail from
I am very happy at the Tropicana.
The sandwiches are great, the free 'as much as you want' tea/coffee is just amazing.
Big fat room with big fat tables
and no interruptions from the Thai
I keep my bladder in check and have never used the toilets, I have no idea where they are.
I don't smoke, so no smoking upstairs is wonderful.
I like to walk up the stairs, it keeps one fit and it’s only 1 flight !
It's a perfect venue, thanks for finding this place, I just love it here and hope we never have to move away !
Manners at our club – another one bites the dust.
Rudeness will not be tolerated at the Pattaya Bridge Club. Emil has finally received a life ban. Dave refunded his playing fee on Wednesday and he’s thrown out for good, to join the other dozen or so mis-fits who simply cannot behave in a civilised manner.
20 count when
Dealer: ♠ A93 Table A
Love all ♦ K102 1♠ 2♣ (1) pass pass
♣ AK92 pass
♠ KQJ107 N ♠ 842 Table B
♥ KJ5 W E ♥ 1096 West North(A) East South
♠ 65 pass
Beware of mis-fits Board 5 from Wednesday 31st
Dealer: ♠ A1092
N-S vul ♦ 76 - pass pass (1) pass
♣ AQ3 1♥ pass 1♠ pass
2♦ pass 2♠ (2) pass
♠ - N ♠ KQ873 3♦ (3) pass 3NT (4) all pass
♥ AKQ963 W E ♥ 2
♠ Q1096 I was called over when this East apparently opened this with a 15-17 1NT
♥ A43 and thus fixed the opposition. You are not allowed to open 1NT way out
♠ A108 Improve the hand to something like this and I would not argue with a 1NT
♥ K10 opening. It’s still 13 ‘points’ but in reality is worth 15-16 because of the
♠ AQ4 And with a hand like this I would not argue if you chose to open 1♣ and
♥ K43 rebid 1NT – showing 12-14 points. The hand is 16 ‘points’ but the miserable
Hand A: Dbl, with the intention of bidding 2NT over partner’s non-jump response. The initial double implies 4 ♥’s but the subsequent NoTrump bid negates that inference and simply shows a hand too strong to overcall 1NT (so around 19-21).
Hand B: 2♥. The hand is a mis-fit and you should stop as soon as possible. The hand does not have the values for 2NT and a mildly encouraging 2♠ with just a 5 card suit is a very poor bid.
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