Daily Problem 3445 – A fistful of quarters
21 May

2008 Open Playoffs Stage 1, Match 8 against Terry Brown - Avi Kanetkar.

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



(1) 18-20 balanced

What would you do now as North with:

A K J 7 4
J 4 3
A 9 6
8 6

20 May

2008 Open Playoffs Stage 1, Match 8 against Terry Brown - Avi Kanetkar.

South dealer : North-South vulnerable

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

 

West
North
East
South
--- --- --- 1
3 (1) 3 Pass 3NT
All pass      



(1) Weak
West leads the 10. Plan the play.

Suppose you decide to take the 9: six - jack - king. What now?

19 May
18 May

2008 Open Playoffs Stage 1, Match 7 against Murray Green - Andrew Peake.

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



(1) Artificial, very strong
(2) Any positive reply
(3) Natural, forcing to game
What would you do now as North with:

8 5
J 10 5 3
A 10 6
A K 5 3

17 May
16 May

2008 Open Playoffs Stage 1, Match 7 against Murray Green - Andrew Peake.

West
North
East
South
Pass Pass Pass ?
       



K Q 10 9 5 4
A J 7
A Q
A 9

What is your plan of bidding?

15 May

This was the first deal of the match:

West dealer : Nil vulnerable

West
North
East
South
Pass 1 Pass ?
       



What action would you take as South with:

  • spade - - -
  • heart Q J 10 7 6 4 3 2
  • diamond 9 5
  • club Q 7 3

What is your plan of bidding?

 

14 May

2008 Open Playoffs Stage 1, Match 6 against Sartaj Hans - Tony Nunn.

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

 

13 May

2008 Open Playoffs Stage 1, Match 6 against Sartaj Hans - Tony Nunn.

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


12 May

North dealer : East-West vulnerable

West
North
East
South
--- Pass 1 3 (1)
?      



(1) Weak jump-overcall

What would you do as West with:

J 5 3
A J 10 3
J 8
A Q J 3

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