P154 Teletext 156 Oct30 21:00:05                ——————————  ——     BRIDGE PLAY TECHNIQUE - Derek Rimington S A K Q J  S 6 4 3 2 H A 3 W E H Q 7 D K J D A 10 9 8 7 C K J 10 9 5  C 4 3 WEST NORTH EAST SOUTH -- 2H* NO NO Double NO 2S NO 3NT End *6-9 Points Lucky bidding decision by West! North leads D6 to D7 and D2. Plan the play. Solution on the next page >>>> ——————————————————————————————————1/4—— WIN a camcorder 465 To list events, ring 0118 935 1052 Please give two months' notice Go Green Digitiser TV guide TV tonight
P154 Teletext 150 Oct30 21:00:01                ——————————  ——     BRIDGE PLAY TECHNIQUE - Solution S A K Q J  S 6 4 3 2 H A 3 W E H Q 7 D K J S D A 10 9 8 7 C K J 10 9 5  C 4 3 S 10 9 8 5 H 6 5 D Q 5 4 2 C A 8 6 Win with DK. Overtake DJ and lead D10 discarding HA. Set up clubs unless the defence gives you an entry to dummy with HQ. ——————————————————————————————————2/4—— Complete local events listings 440 To list events, ring 0118 935 1052 Please give two months' notice Go Green Digitiser TV guide TV tonight
P154 Teletext 156 Oct30 21:03:01                ——————————  ——     CLOSE DECISIONS by Andrew Kambites You are dealer with the score at Love All. What, if anything, do you bid with these hands? (a) S 5 2 (b) S 5 2 H A Q 10 9 3  H A Q 4 3 2 D K 10 9 6 4  D K 7 4 3 2 C 7  C 7 The two hands have the same points total, but do you think they have equal strength? Solution on the next page >>>> ——————————————————————————————————3/4—— Complete local events listings 440 BIG SCREEN p460 Go Green Digitiser TV guide TV tonight
P154 Teletext 150 Oct30 21:00:02                ——————————  ——     CLOSE DECISIONS continued Both hands have 11 points, but the intermediate cards (10s and 9s) give Hand A far greater playing strength. Open 1H with Hand A, but pass with B. Some authorities advocate counting half a point for Ten. This can have some value when bidding no-trumps, but it takes too little account of the likely value of 10s. A healthier approach is to realise that point count isn't a straitjacket! Be prepared to back your judgement over the point count. ——————————————————————————————————4/4—— Complete local events listings 440 BIG SCREEN p460 Go Green Digitiser TV guide TV tonight