Daily Bridge Tip 28

It’s tempting to bid 3 ♥ hoping to find partner with 3 hearts.

In fact there’s only a 20% chance of a 5-3 fit.

Since partner is unlikely to hold two aces for a preempt, you can expect three major suit losers and may have a further minor suit loser if you play in diamonds.

It’s true that if partner holds ♠ K then 3 NT may make but you shouldn’t bid games dependent on partner holding the right cards.

You don’t need to bid games just because they are vaguely possible!

Play with the odds and PASS.

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