P479 Teletext 479 Jun19 11:15:11                ——————————  ——     BRIDGE NEWS The finals of the National Rubber Bridge Championship run by CentaLink were played on June 17. Winners of the Master Bridge Cup were Chris Kinloch & Mark Diamond (Hants/IOW). Runners-up were father and son Douglas & David Aspin (Devon/Glos). The other semi-finalists were Stuart Watson & Glyn Elwick (Yorks) and John Sutcliffe & Stella 2obey (Essex). All matches were very tight and were won on the very last hands! ——————————————————————————————————1/3—— Chess 478 Fun & Games 450 TELETEXT BRIDGE BY ELENA JE2ONIMIDIS EDITOR OF BRIDGE PLUS Your Life Fun & Games Digitiser Grooves
P479 Teletext 479 Jun19 11:12:11                ——————————  ——     BIDDING TIPS by Andrew Kambites Your first impressions of a hand are inevitably governed by point count. However, even the modifications seen in recent weeks fall short of describing a hand with all thirteen spades! This hand is best appreciated by considering it as having 13 playing tricks or no losers. This suggests that there need to be other methods of evaluating a hand which is freakishly unbalanced. >>> ——————————————————————————————————2/5—— Chess 478 Fun & Games 450 TELETEXT BRIDGE BY ELENA JE2ONIMIDIS EDITOR OF BRIDGE PLUS Your Life Fun & Games Digitiser Grooves
P479 Teletext 479 Jun19 11:13:01                ——————————  ——     BIDDING TIPS continued Does this hand S K Q J 10 7 3 2 justify a pre- H 9 3 emptive bid of 3S? D 8 6 3 C 6 Common sense tells you that it is worth 6 tricks in spades if partner can contribute nothing - and this is more of a concern that how many points it contains. If doubled in 3S opposite a bankrupt partner you will lose 500 if not vulnerable, 800 if vulnerable. These figures must influence your decision. ——————————————————————————————————3/5—— Chess 478 Fun & Games 450 TELETEXT BRIDGE BY ELENA JERONIMIDIS EDITOR OF BRIDGE PLUS Your Life Fun & Games Digitiser Grooves
P479 Teletext 479 Jun19 11:01:00                ——————————  ——     THE BRIDGE BOOK QUIZ No 38 - P2OBLEM A quiz by Derek Rimington. S K 2 S 6 5 3 H A 8 5  H K 9 6 D A J 6 2 W E  D K 7 5 C A K Q 4  C 8 6 5 2 West North East South 2NT NO 3NT End North leads the HQ. Assuming that clubs break 3-2, how should declarer plan the play? ——————————————————————————————————4/3—— Chess 478 Fun & Games 450 TELETEXT BRIDGE BY ELENA JERONIMIDIS EDITOR OF BRIDGE PLUS Your Life Fun & Games Digitiser Grooves
P479 Teletext 479 Jun19 11:04:01                ——————————  ——     THE BRIDGE BOOK QUIZ No 38 continued Entries (preferably on a postcard, please) must reach Teletext Bridge Book Quiz No 38, PO Box 384, Reading, 2G1 5YP not later than Friday 23 June. The first six correct entries out of a hat will receive a copy each of The Bridge Player's Supper Book by Nicola Cox, published in the Master Bridge Series. Results and solution will be published on Tuesday 27 June. ——————————————————————————————————5/3—— Chess 478 Fun & Games 450 TELETEXT BRIDGE BY ELENA JE2ONIMIDIS EDITOR OF BRIDGE PLUS Your Life Fun & Games Digitiser Grooves