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Bridge in the Tri-Cities: The December Unit Game

Dealer:

West

Vul:

None

: AJ7

: 63

: JT6542

: Q4

: 852

: QT963

: QJ942

: AK85

: Q97

: 83

: 53

: JT

: K4

: T7

: AK

: AK98762

Bidding:

S

W

N

E

-

P

P

P

1C

P

1D

D

3C

3H

P

P

4C

P

5C

P

P

P

Opening Lead: Queen of hearts.

Winners of the December Unit Game were Dudley Brown and Tom Edwards. The next best score below their 70% was 56%. This deal was a big help.

The Bidding: South opened with 1C and E/W found their hearts. Dudley and Tom could have doubled 3H for a top score, but they bid on to 5C.

The Play: The defenders got their two heart tricks and nothing else.

What Happened? The hand was played eight times. Six times it was played in clubs and once in diamonds by N/S. You may remember one of our bridge characters, Mr. 3NT. He did not disappoint us, he ended in 3NT, down one! Only Dudley and Tom received a game bonus and a top score..

Bridge Futures: There are many bridge games in the Tri-Cities and I am sure there is one for you. Contact the Richland Community Center (RCC) to find a match for your abilities or your preference. The Richland Duplicate Bridge Club has a game every Monday night at the RCC starting at 5:30. Call Tom Edwards at 946-1824 for more information.

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