Daily Problem 3384 – Mind Spurt
19 Mar

Dealer South : Both vulnerable

  • North
  • Q 8 6
  • Q 8 7 5 3
  • A Q J 8
  • 10
  • West
  • K 10 4
  • 4
  • 10 9 4
  • A Q 9 8 5 3

 

 

West North East South
- - - - - - - - - 1
2 4 (1) 5 5
All Pass      


(1) Heart support, good hand, short in clubs

West leads the A: ten, king from East, jack.
What should West play at trick 2?

18 Mar

Dealer West : Both vulnerable

West North East South
2 (1) 3 3NT 4
Pass ?    

(1) Weak two in diamonds
What would you do now with:
A K J 10 3 2
A K Q J 4 3
- - -
Q

17 Mar

South dealer : Both vulnerable

  • North
  • 7 6 2
  • J
  • J 10 6 3
  • 10 9 5 3 2
  • South
  • A Q J 10 4
  • K 8 2
  • A
  • A Q 8 6

 

West North East South
- - - - - - - - - 1
Pass 3 (1) Dble (2) 4
All Pass      


(1) Weaker than 1 .
(2) Takeout double
West leads the A and returns a heart. You ruff in dummy and play a low club to your queen which wins the trick. How should you continue?

16 Mar

Part 1

West dealer : N-S vulnerable

  • East
  • Q J 10 2
  • 9 8 4
  • J 5 3
  • Q 9 8
  • West
  • A K
  • A K 3 2
  • A 7 6 4
  • A J 5

 

West North East South
2NT Pass 3 (1) Pass
3 Pass 3NT All Pass

(1) Simple Stayman

North leads the 10 from South. Plan West's play.

Part 2

West dealer : Both vulnerable

  • East
  • K 10 2
  • A 9 8 5 3
  • A K
  • 9 8 2
  • West
  • A J 3
  • K Q 7 4 2
  • Q 9
  • A K 3

 

West North East South
1 Pass 2NT (1) Pass
3NT (2) Pass 4 (3) Pass
4NT (4) Pass 5 (5) Pass
6 All Pass    

(1) Jacoby 2NT, 4+ heart support, forcing to game
(2) Balanced hand, extra strength, forcing
(3) Cue-bid, K, denies club control
(4) Roman Key-Card Blackwood
(5) Two key cards, no Q

Lead: 10
Plan West's play.

15 Mar

Dealer West : N-S vulnerable

West North East South
4 Dble (1) Pass 5
?      


(1) For takeout

What would you do now as West with:
5
Q J 9 7 6 5 3
10 9 5 3 2
- - -

14 Mar

North dealer : East-West vulnerable

West North East South
- - - 1 Pass 2
4 ?    


What would you do as North with:
A 9 2
K Q 5 4 2
2
Q 9 6 2

13 Mar

East dealer : East-West vulnerable

West North East South
- - - - - - 1 ?


What would you do as South with:
K 9 8 7 5 4 3
---
K
K 6 5 4 2

12 Mar

South dealer : Both vulnerable

West North East South
- - - - - - - - - Pass
4 ?    


What would you do as North with:
A
A K 9 7 4 3
A 10 9 3
9 7

11 Mar

Dealer North : Both vulnerable

West North East South
- - - Pass Pass 1NT*
2 Pass Pass ?

*15-17

What would you do as South with:
K J
Q 9
9 7 5
A K Q 10 9 3

10 Mar

Dealer South : Nil vulnerable

West North East South
- - - - - - - - - 1
Pass 2 Pass 2
Pass 2NT (1) Pass 3
Pass 4 Pass 4NT
Pass 5 (2) Pass 6
All Pass      


(1) Forcing to game
(2) Two key cards + the Q

What would you lead as West from:
K 6
10 9 8 6
Q 8 5 2
Q 9 3

 

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