Answers to weekly quiz



Answers to weekly quiz
Q. As South, vulnerable, you hold:
K 10 7 6 2 A J 8 3 J 9 10 3
The bidding has proceeded:
NORTH EAST SOUTH WEST
1 Pass ?
What do you bid now?
A. That depends upon your style. If you play limit raises, this hand just qualifies for a jump to three hearts. If not, start by responding one spade, then jump raise hearts at your next turn.
Q. Both vulnerable, as South you hold:
K 10 7 6 3 A J 7 Q 6 3 10 5
The bidding has proceeded:
NORTH EAST SOUTH WEST
1 Pass ?
What do you bid now?
A. If you play one-no-trump forcing, make that bid and then jump in hearts at your next turn. If not, you must again respond one spade, then jump raise hearts.
Q. As South, vulnerable, you hold:
A J 9 4 3 Q 8 K Q 7 6 2 8
The bidding has proceeded:
SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST
1 Pass 2 Pass
?
What do you bid now?
A. Two spades.
Q. As South, vulnerable, you hold:
K 10 7 6 4 3 A K Q 9 8 A 7
The bidding has proceeded:
SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST
1 Pass 1NT Pass
?
What do you bid now?
A. Our choice here is two hearts -- a whisker too weak for a jump shift.
Q. Neither vulnerable, as South you hold:
Q 9 8 5 4 6 3 J 10 5 2 7 3
The bidding has proceeded:
WEST NORTH EAST SOUTH
1 Dbl Pass 1
Pass 3 Pass ?
What action do you take?
A. You have a rather good hand for partner -- a five-card suit headed by an honor and a four-card side-suit. Your hands should mesh well. Raise to four spades
Q. As South, vulnerable, you hold:
10 7 6 3 K 9 8 5 4 2 10 A 2
The bidding has proceeded:
NORTH EAST SOUTH WEST
1 Pass 1 Pass
2 Pass ?
What do you bid now?
A. These days, everyone plays that a reverse bid is forcing either to two no trump or three of opener's suit. Therefore, there is no need for South to do anything that might consume bidding space that could be needed later. For the time being, all South need do is bid two hearts and wait to hear how partner likes that.
& copy; 2007 Tribune Media Services
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