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Answers to weekly quiz



Published: Mon, September 11, 2006 @ 12:00 a.m.



Answers to weekly quiz

Q. As South, vulnerable, you hold:

8 6 4 3 K 6 Q J 6 A K 10 4

The bidding has proceeded:

SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST

1 Pass 1 Pass

?

What do you bid now?

A. Bid one spade.

Q. As South, vulnerable, you hold:

K 8 6 K Q 10 6 4 A J 9 6 2

The bidding has proceeded:

SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST

1 Pass 1 Pass

2 Pass 2 Pass

?

What do you bid now?

A. Pass.

Q. Neither vulnerable, as South you hold:

A Q 8 7 2 8 7 4 A K 10 8 4

The bidding has proceeded:

SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST

1 Pass 1NT Pass

?

What action do you take?

A. If you have forcing no trumps available in your arsenal, you have to bid two diamonds. If not, pass.

Q. Vulnerable, as South you hold:

8 7 5 A Q J 9 7 6 2 10 9 2

The bidding has proceeded:

NORTH EAST SOUTH WEST

1 1 ?

What action do you take?

A. If you pay negative doubles, here's the chance to trot out your favorite weapon. If not, you have to pass. Had there been no intervening bid, you would have been able to show your hearts.

Q. Both vulnerable, as South you hold:

A Q 7 6 A 9 4 K J 8 7 3 8

The bidding has proceeded:

SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST

1 Pass 2 Pass

?

What do you bid now?

A. All you can do for the moment is bid two diamonds. Partner's two-over-one is a one-round force, so he will bid again and that might make your task easier.

Q. As South, vulnerable, you hold:

K 10 7 6 A Q 8 7 A J 10 7 2

The bidding has proceeded:

EAST SOUTH WEST NORTH

3 Dbl Pass 3

Pass ?

What action do you take?

A. You have as little as the law allows for your three-level takeout double. Partner had many actions he could have taken with a reasonably good hand. All he has promised is a four-card spade suit. Pass, and hope he has enough to take nine tricks.

& copy; 2006 Tribune Media Services

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