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Published: Mon, November 5, 2012 @ 12:00 a.m.

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Weekly Quiz Answers

Q. North-South vulnerable, as South, you hold:

xA K 10 9 8 3 uJ 9 7 6 vVoid wA 9 8

The bidding has proceeded:

SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST

1x Pass 2v Pass

2u Pass 3x Pass

?

What do you bid now?

A. Partner’s jump raise in your first-bid suit makes slam tempting, but be careful — your void in partner’s first-bid suit is a drawback, not an asset. Don’t cue-bid three diamonds. Content yourself with bidding four spades.

Q. Neither vulnerable, as South, you hold:

xA 7 6 3 2 u7 vJ 8 wA K Q 9 2

What is your opening bid?

A. Normally, with a black two-suiter you would open one spade, planning to rebid in clubs. However when your spades are woefully weak and your clubs strong, you conserve bidding space by opening one club and then, depending on the auction, bidding your spades twice. This is the hand with which you do that.

Q. Both vulnerable, as South, you hold:

xA K 9 7 6 4 3 uVoid vK Q 10 wA K Q

The bidding has proceeded:

SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST

2w Pass 2v Pass

2x Pass 3x Pass

?

What do you bid now?

A. The key to this hand is whether or not partner has the ace of diamonds, and asking for aces might not solve your problem. Cue-bid four clubs to see whether partner can cue-bid four diamonds!

Q. Both vulnerable, as South, you hold:

xK 8 5 4 2 u8 3 v7 wK 9 8 5 2

The bidding has proceeded:

EAST SOUTH WEST NORTH

1NT Pass 3NT Pass

Pass Pass

What is your opening lead?

A. With two five-card suits and nothing in the bidding to suggest otherwise, tend to lead your major suit. The fact that responder did not use Stayman suggests he does not have a four-card major, so chances are good that you might find something in partner’s hand.

Q. Both vulnerable, as South, you hold:

xK 3 uA Q 9 2 vQ 9 6 wA J 8 2

The bidding has proceeded:

SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST

1NT 2v 3v Pass

?

What do you bid now?

A. Partner’s cue-bid is Stayman, asking for a major-suit. Be thrilled that you can offer him one. Bid three hearts.

Q. Both vulnerable, as South, you hold:

xA Q J 9 5 4 u9 5 vA Q w9 8 5

The bidding has proceeded:

WEST NORTH EAST SOUTH

1v Pass Pass ?

What action do you take?

A. In the re-opening seat a jump overcall shows 13-15 high-card points and a reasonable six-card suit. That describes your hand exactly. Bid two spades.

2012 Tribune Media Services


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