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Club Games at the Lima Duplicate Bridge Club are held TUESDAYS at 12:30 P.M. and THURSDAYS at 7:00 P.M., at the Council on Aging Building at 215 N. Central Avenue, Lima. The games are OPEN to the public, and ALL are welcome. $3.oo per session is the CHEAPEST duplicate game in the area, and sanctioned by the American Contract Bridge League. The Lima DBC is your venue for special ACBL events, as well.

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If you do not have a partner, or if you have any questions,

please feel free to email the Club Owner/Director, Ruth Odenweller, at: 07bridge@gmail.com.


Thursday, March 24, 2011

Location, Location, Location

How much is a Queen worth?

You might immediately say, "Two points!"  Well, that's not so easy.

Here's a simple case in point.  Partner opens One Spade, and your hand is Q32-A1092-872-872.  Six points, right?  Two for the Queen, four for the Ace, and no distribution.

What about the next hand?  Partner again opens One Spade, and your hand is A32-10982-Q72-872.  Looks similar?  All the same pips, no shape, plus exactly six points again?

Which do you like better?

If the side value is an Ace, this surely takes a trick.  Plus, a Queen in partner's suit is surely welcome.  But, a side Queen might well be facing a stiff, or Ax, or three small. 

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