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BRIDGE



Published: Mon, January 7, 2013 @ 12:00 a.m.

BRIDGE

Weekly Quiz Answers

Q. As South, vulnerable, you hold:

xA K 7 u9 7 6 2 v8 7 6 3 wK 9

The bidding has proceeded:

WEST NORTH EAST SOUTH

1u 1x Pass ?

What do you bid now?

A. Your partner has promised some 5-6 tricks and you have 2 or 3 — not enough for game unless partner can take further action. Raise to two spades.

Q. Both vulnerable, as South, you hold:

xK J 7 uQ 9 vA J 7 6 w10 9 5 3

The bidding has proceeded:

WEST NORTH EAST SOUTH

1x 2u Pass ?

What do you bid now?

A. At this vulnerability partner should have a good hand, but it might not be good enough for game. The best you can do is invite game by bidding two no trump.

Q. As South, vulnerable with 60 on score, you hold:

xJ 9 5 uQ 10 2 vA Q 7 3 wA Q 9

As dealer, what is your opening bid?

A. Whether you have a partial or not, your hand, with a balanced 15 points, is just worth one no trump. Bid it.

Q. Both vulnerable, as South, you hold:

x9 5 u7 3 vA K J 7 6 2 wA J 3

The bidding has proceeded:

NORTH EAST SOUTH WEST

1x Pass 2v Pass

2x Pass ?

What do you bid now?

A. As yet, you are not sure in what strain or at what level you want to play this deal. You need to learn more about partner’s hand without jumping and losing control of the auction. Bid three clubs and see what that brings from partner.

Q. Both vulnerable, as South, you hold:

xJ 9 4 uA Q J 7 4 vA 9 5 w7 4

The bidding has proceeded:

SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST

1u Dbl 1x Pass

?

What action do you take?

A. You have a minimum opening bid and a mild spade fit with partner. We see no good reason why you should want to bid anything new — spades is probably as good as any place to play the hand. Bid two spades.

Q. Neither vulnerable, as South, you hold:

xJ 10 7 uA Q J 7 v10 5 4 3 wK 6

The bidding has proceeded:

NORTH EAST SOUTH WEST

1w Pass 1u Pass

1NT Pass ?

What action do you take?

A. If partner has a good minimum opening bid, your 11 points could be enough for game. Tell him this by raising to two no trump and see what happens.

2013 Tribune Media Services


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