Weekly Bridge Quiz


Bob Jones

  1. Neither vulnerable, as South you hold:
    ♠A J 6 4   Q 9 2    A 10    ♣ A K 10 9

    West North East South
    1♣
    Pass 1♠ Pass ?

    What Call would you make?
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    [su_spoiler title=”ANSWER” open=”no” style=”default” icon=”plus” anchor=”” class=””]You would have rebid 2NT, invitational, over a red-suit response, but this hand is worth forcing to game over the 1♠ response. Bid 4♠.[/su_spoiler]
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  2. North-South vulnerable, as South, you hold:
    ♠K 9 3   A 8 2    A 9 4 3    ♣ J 9 3

    West North East South
    Pass
    Pass 1♣ Pass ?

    What Call would you make?
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    [su_spoiler title=”ANSWER” open=”no” style=”default” icon=”plus” anchor=”” class=””]You intelligently passed this 4-3-3-3 12-count as dealer, so don’t treat it as an opening bid now. Should you play a 2NTresponse to a minor as invitational, that’s your bid. Otherwise, bid 1planning to bid 2NT next.[/su_spoiler]
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  3. North-South vulnerable, as South, you hold:
    ♠K Q 9 8   10 3    K J 5    ♣A J 8 6

    West North East South
    1NT Pass 2♣
    Pass 2 Pass ?

    What call would you make?
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    [su_spoiler title=”ANSWER” open=”no” style=”default” icon=”plus” anchor=”” class=””]Had your Stayman bid uncovered a spade fit, you might go looking for a slam. Failing that, this hand is not worth more than game. Bid 3NT.[/su_spoiler]
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  4. Both vulnerable, as South, you hold:
    ♠ J 10 9 8 4 2    Q 5 3    A 2    ♣ K 8
    As dealer, what call would you make?
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    [su_spoiler title=”ANSWER” open=”no” style=”default” icon=”plus” anchor=”” class=””]A weak two-bid with so much defense outside of your suit would be a poor idea. It is close between 1♠ and pass. We like pass.[/su_spoiler]
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  5. North-South vulnerable, as South, you hold:
    ♠A K 2    A 10 9 7 4   9 8 4    ♣6 4
    As dealer, what call would you make?
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    [su_spoiler title=”ANSWER” open=”no” style=”default” icon=”plus” anchor=”” class=””]This primed out 11-count with a decent five-card suit is worth an opening bid. Bid 1.[/su_spoiler]
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  6. East-West vulnerable, as South, you hold:
    ♠9 2    A 8 7 2    K 10 5 4 3 2    ♣3
    Right-hand opponent opens 1♣.
    What call would you make?
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    [su_spoiler title=”ANSWER” open=”no” style=”default” icon=”plus” anchor=”” class=””]This is your one chance to disrupt the enemy auction. Don’t worry about the four-card major. Bid 2.[/su_spoiler]
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