Trumps Bridge Centre
Wednesday nights at Trumps are streamed into two sections. The advanced game usually offers the option to stay for analysis of interesting deals at the end of the session, and one or more experts are usually playing. On the hand below, one of the experts pointed out that he had allowed 4H to make – but one of the other players, Alex Cook (playing with Robin Ho), found the defence to shoot the contract.
Dealer North, NS vul.
♠ J6 ♠ AKQT8
♥ A762 ♥ Q953
♦ J942 ♦ 5
♣ 653 ♣ AK9
WEST NORTH EAST SOUTH
Pass 1S Dble
1NT Pass 3H Pass
4H All pass
The 3H bid from East, being a jump shift by opener, is forcing to game and shows about 19+ points. West raised to show the fit.
Cook started on the right footing with a low club lead; with such a good trump holding, it would be poor to lead the singleton spade because there is nothing to gain by ruffing. On the club lead, North properly played “third hand high”, losing to the CA.
Declarer next played the HA (with Cook contributing the H10), then a low heart to the H9, losing to the HJ. What should South do next?
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A common format of a Sydney teams congress is to play seven matches, each of eight boards. A fair degree of match fitness is required to maintain concentration throughout the day, and retain focus for those hands that can make a big difference. Here is one of those hands:
Dealer South, NS vul.
♠ QT7 ♠ AJ
♥ AK832 ♥ QJ54
♦ — ♦ KJ8643
♣ Q8765 ♣ A
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Welcome to Trumps, a large and friendly bridge clubs, with about 1000 members. We are a strong teaching club and have duplicate bridge sessions most days and nights, including many supervised sessions. Contact us.
Where we are
Trumps is at 66 Spit Road, Mosman, right near the corner of Spit & Ourimbah Roads. Click the map for a larger image. It is on a major bus route and there is plentiful parking nearby - but do note the clearway times.
Bridge with class
Enjoy a friendly game of duplicate bridge with a touch of class.
Cappuccinos and other light refreshments available as you play.
Easy access, ground floor premises in Sydney's lower north shore.
Table money is only $10 for members, $13 for visitors. Lessons, training and coaching for players of all standards is generally $12 for members, $15 for visitors.
Membership is $60 for a full year (+$1 for credit card, -$10 if Trumps not home club) with a $40 joining fee and receive a quarterly bulletin of news, views and tips; discounts on play sessions and lessons; and membership of the ABF if you choose us as your home club.
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What our members say
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'Your course yesterday was excellent — informative with not a minute wasted. How you coped with that crowd I don't know — it seemed effortless. You may have to book Mosman Town Hall for your next course (which my partner and I wish to book in for now)!'
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