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Answers to weekly quiz



Published: Mon, October 30, 2006 @ 12:00 a.m.



Answers to weekly quiz

Q. Both vulnerable, as South you hold:

6 A K 5 Q 9 4 3 A Q 10 6 5

The bidding has proceeded:

SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST

1 Pass 1 Pass

?

What do you bid now?

A. Raise to two diamonds, Should partner pass, we doubt you have missed game and it leaves room for exploration below game level.

Q. As South, vulnerable, you hold:

A K J 9 7 3 Q 8 8 7 A 10 2

The bidding has proceeded:

WEST NORTH EAST SOUTH

3 3 Pass ?

What do you bid now?

A. Jump to five hearts. That asks partner to bid a slam with a second-round diamond control or to cue-bid six diamonds with first-round control.

Q. Neither vulnerable, as South you hold:

A 7 5 A 10 8 7 9 6 5 10 7 3

The bidding has proceeded:

NORTH EAST SOUTH WEST

1 Pass 1 Pass

2 Pass ?

What do you bid now?

A. Bid three clubs.

Q. Both vulnerable, as South you hold:

K J 10 7 6 9 3 K Q A Q J 6

The bidding has proceeded:

SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST

1 Pass 2 Pass

3 Pass 3 Pass

?

What action do you take?

A. Bid three no trump,

Q. Neither vulnerable, as South you hold:

A K J 6 5 Q 9 J 10 5 Q 10 5

The bidding has proceeded:

SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST

1 Pass 2 Pass

?

What do you bid now?

A. These days, a rebid of two no trump in this sequence would show a balanced minimum opening bid with a five-card spade suit. That is such an exact description of our holding that it is our only choice. Two spades is a distant second since that is an unlimited bid.

Q. Vulnerable, you hold:

A K Q J 9 7 6 3 Q 10 7 5 6

Partner opens the bidding with four hearts. What do you respond?

A. Pass, and be delighted that you have two-card support for his suit and a singleton.

This column is written by Tannah Hirsch and Omar Sharif. For information about Charles Goren's newsletter for bridge players, call (800) 788-1225 or write Goren Bridge Letter, P.O. Box 4410, Chicago, Ill. 60680

& copy;2006, Tribune Media Services

Copyright 2006 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.




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