I played bridge yesterday for the first time in three weeks. What a drought! I haven't had one that long in years.
I played at the Charlottesville bridge club with my friend Pete. We had a very matchpointy game-- lots of doubling and partscore battles. The hands were lots of fun. We ended up with a touch over 63%, half a board out of first place.
All hands matchpoints, of course. What happened at the table will appear in the Comments section.
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(A) White vs. red
KQJT83 A AKJ4 AQ
Partner passes, you open 2C, partner bids a "waiting" 2D,and you bid 2S. (Do you prefer 3S?) Partner now comes out of the bushes with 6S! Your call.
(B) White vs. red
AQ3 JT83 QJT K74
The opponents silent again - pard opens 1H, you pull out good old Jacoby 2NT, and pard rebids 4D [presumably a second suit]. You're up.
(C) All white
8 AT9 K853 KQ853
You open 1D (do you prefer 1C?) and lefty doubles. Pard redoubles, and righty bids 1S. What do your bids mean here? What's your call?
(D) Red vs. white
5 -- J987643 QJ532
You're first to speak. Do you?
(E) All white
AKQ2 T7643 54 96
RHO opens 1C. What's your call?
(F) White vs. red
AKQ84 AQ9532 Q J
Righty opens 1NT. You're playing Brozel - 2C = C+H, 2D = D+H, 2H = H+S, 2S = S+C or S+D, X = one long suit, 2N = C+D, higher bids undiscussed. What's your call?
(G) White vs. red
AKT92 4 AQ5 KJT2
You open 1S, and partner gives you a forcing notrump. What say you?
(H) White vs. red
KT5 T7 AJ986 J76
Pard passes in first seat. Righty opens 3H, you pass, and lefty lifts to 4H, all pass. It's your lead.