1st Quiz

Number 1.

Be aware that the quality of your team members and opponents is not always the same. In this first match they are all competent players.

Table 1.
Dealer: North, Vulnerable: None.

  : 84
: 9432
: KQ6
: A854
 
   
  : AQT9763
: -
: A873
: K9
 
 
WestNorthEastSouth
- Pass 1 Dobl
1NT Dobl 4 4
Pass 5 Pass 6
Pass Pass Pass -

Bidding spade after your initial double, you have shown a very strong hand. Your partner stretches his hand by cue-biding club, and you take a chance and jump to the slam contract. West leads the king of heart, East produces his ace. How do you play?

 

Solution

Table 2.
Dealer: East, Vulnerable: N-S

  : 975
: A2
: T94
: AKQ53
 
   
  : AK8
: T85
: A85
: 9874
 
 
WestNorthEastSouth
- - Pass Pass
Pass 1 Pass 2NT
Pass 3NT Pass Pass
Pass - - -

The bidding sequence is quite straight forward, and you find yourself in charge in a 3NT contract. West leads the queen of heart. How do play to ensure your nine tricks?

 

Solution

Table 3.
Dealer: South, Vulnerable: E-W

   
  : -
: KQ42
: T8754
: AKQ4
 
 
WestNorthEastSouth
- - - 1
1 Pass 1NT Dobl
Pass 2 Pass ?

The temptation to throw in a take-out double in the second bidding round gets the better of you, and your partner surprises you with his 2. What do you bid now?

 

Solution

Table 4.
Dealer: West, Vulnerable: All

: KJ9
: AT94
: 763
: 862
 
  : A72
: J8
: KQJ82
: QJ5
 
 
WestNorthEastSouth
Pass Pass 1 2
2 Pass 2NT Pass
4 Pass Pass Pass

You lead the king of diamond, the declarer wins the trick with his ace. Your partner follows with the ten. Next the declarer plays a spade to the dummy. How do you plan the defence?

 

Solution

Table 5.
Dealer: North, Vulnerable: N-S

  : AK9
: AKQJ3
: 93
: AQ5
 
   
  : T754
: 7
: AT874
: KJ9
 
 
WestNorthEastSouth
- 2 Pass 3
Pass 3 Pass 3NT
Pass 6NT P.R. -

You chose not to bid the weak spade suit, and put your money on 3NT instead. Maybe that was the best thing you could do, this way you get to play the slam yourself! West leads the 4 of club (2nd /4th). How do you plan to get your 12 tricks?

 

Solution

Table 6.
Dealer: East, Vulnerable: E-W

   
  : 9864
: 765
: T4
: AT72
 
 
WestNorthEastSouth
- - 3 Pass
3 Pass 4 Pass
Pass Pass - -

What do you lead?

 

Solution

Table 7.
Dealer: South, Vulnerable: All

  : AQ98
: K632
: 95
: T73
 
   
  : K3
: Q7
: AKQT4
: A962
 
 
WestNorthEastSouth
- - - 1
Pass 1 Pass 2
Pass 2 Pass 2NT
Pass 3NT P.R. -

West leads the Jack of heart, you take the trick with your queen. East follows with the 4. How do you play?

 

Solution

 

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