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Eagle Eye

By Eddie Kantar on Nov 18, 2012.
Even though South might have had a weak four card major, North opted to rebid 3NT on the strength of his secondary honour cards in his short suits, plus the desirability of having the opening lead come up to the South hand.

Eleven, Eleven, Do I Hear Twelve?

By Eddie Kantar on Nov 18, 2012.
You start with 11 top tricks and if you can force West to lead a spade into your AKJ or either red suit you will have your 12th trick. You can do it!

You Can't Get Away From Me

By Eddie Kantar on Nov 18, 2012.
North's 4NT bid was Roman Keycard Blackwood (RKB) with 1430 responses. 5♣ showed '1' keycard and 5, the next ranking suit, was the queen-ask. When replying to a queen-ask, the responses are...

Hello 5dx, Goodbye 3NT

By Eddie Kantar on Nov 18, 2012.
You can hardly be blamed for overcalling 4dx, but you would prefer playing 3NT to 5dx.  Incidentally, you might discuss with your partner whether 4NT by partner would be natural after your four level minor suit overcall.

So, Did You?

By Eddie Kantar on Nov 18, 2012.
Hopefully you try the queen of hearts. No luck. East wins the king and returns the 8, West playing the 6. The ball is now in your court. Plan the play...

The Queen Ask

By Eddie Kantar on Nov 18, 2012.
North's 4NT bid was Roman Keycard Blackwood (RKB) with 1430 responses. 5 showed '1' keycard and 5, the next ranking suit, was the queen-ask. When replying to a queen-ask, the responses are...