Welcome to Bristol Bridge Club

 

Bristol Bridge Club aims to provide facilities and opportunities for all its members to enjoy playing and learning bridge, no matter at what level. Beginner or international.

We are a large club and are able to offer playing sessions that suit all levels of ability. Non-members are always welcome.

The club has its own premises and we are situated near the centre of Bristol in Hotwells. The club consists of a large playing room with a smaller area for classes and a licensed bar that also offers light refreshments.

The club plays duplicate bridge on most days of the week, usually with a qualified director.

The club is affiliated to the English Bridge Union (EBU), via the Avon Contract Bridge Association (ACBA).

BRISTOL BRIDGE CLUB is a charity and it has been entered onto the Register of Charities with the Registered Charity Number 1167959.

There is car parking close by.

For directions and map, click here.

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Hand of the Week

Week 45

This week an interesting play problem which cropped up at one of my afternoon sessions.

You reach 6s on the following lay out 

AKJ
Jxx
K
AQJxxx

Q9xxxx
Ax
Axxxx
Void

It is an excellent Slam against which the defence leads a low heart which goes small, ten, ace.

There are two possible lines of play pitch the heart loser on CA and play to ruff two diamonds in dummy potentially making all 13 tricks if the suit breaks 4 -3 .

The alternative is to test trumps and then play to establish clubs.

I think it is correct to play a trump at trick 2 and you discover that rho is void in spades .This means that the line of ruffing two diamonds is a non starter as two trumps will be promoted for the T8xx on your left .You must therefore set up clubs so cash CA and ruff a club in hand returning to dummy with a second trump and now you must take the ruffing club finesse leading the Q and running it if not covered .The reason for this play is if you ruff 3 clubs in hand you will shorten your trumps to a fewer number than lho and the contract will fail . By taking one ruff and then the ruffing club finesse you establish the club suit with only two rather than 3 ruffs when the suit breaks 4-3 and still have the critical two entries to return to dummy leaving one trump on your left and so can run the clubs with he DK as the second entry.

A deceptively awkward hand I think.

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