Local Bridge: Limit Raises Revisited
Several weeks ago we discussed limit raises. There is a more to that convention that needs to be stated.
If partner bids a major suit, you have 10-11 points and 4 in his suit, you plan to give a limit raise by saying 3 in his suit, but then the opponents throw in an intervening bid, how do you handle this?
You repeat the opponent’s bid one level higher. Now partner knows you have a limit raise and he can choose to say 3 of his suit or 4, if he has the points and hand shape. You have kept the level of contract you want. No harm, no foul.
Friday’s Evergreen winners were: First, Harold and Carol Winecoff; second, Pat Featherston/Dick Brisbin; third, Chuck and Margaret Rimer; fourth, John and Myrnie McLaughlin.
This was Board #18 at Friday’s game. All N/S pairs made 5 Spades while all E/W pairs made 5 Hearts. The N/S pairs who let E/W have the bid didn’t fare as well. Having the higher ranking suit was very important in this hand, but, N/S’s vulnerability could have had a chilling effect. East, dealer.
S A 9 8 7 4 3
D 7 5
C K Q J T
S Q 6 S T
H K 9 7 4 H A Q T 8 6 2
D A K Q 4 2 D J T 9 3
C 8 3 C 9 2
S K J 5 2
H J 3
D 8 6
C A 7 6 5 4
Tuesday’s winners were: First, Harold and Carol Winecoff; second, Gloria Bryant and Judy Hurder.