Daily Problem 3495 – Major Priority
10 Jul

East dealer : Both vulnerable

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



What would you do as North with:
Q 2
K Q 9 4
A Q 8 6 4
A 3

09 Jul

East dealer : North-South vulnerable

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

 

(1) 4+ spades
(2) For takeout

What would you do now as North with:


6,4,2
Q,8,6,3
K,5
A,Q,9,6

08 Jul

North dealer : Both vulnerable

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

 

What would you do as West with:

 

07 Jul

East dealer : Nil vulnerable

West
North
East
South
--- --- Pass 1
2 Dble (1) 5 ?
       

 

(1) Both majors, 6+ points

What would you do as South with:


A Q 8
6 4
A K Q J 10 2
7 4

Make your decision before reading on.

Today’s problem Part (2) (declarer play):

Let’s suppose you have chosen to bid 5 A and this is what you see:

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

 

Trick 1: CA: five – three – four
Trick 2: West shifts to the 8. What do you play from dummy?

06 Jul

North dealer : North-South vulnerable

West
North
East
South
--- 1 Pass 2
?      

What would you do as West with:
8 6 5
7
Q J 10 8 6 4 2
K 8

05 Jul

South dealer : East-West vulnerable

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

What would you open as West with:
A K Q 10 8 4
- - -
A J 7 3
A 9 4

You have the choice of 1 opening. Which do you choose?

04 Jul

North dealer : Both vulnerable

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

 

(1) 3-card spade support

What would you do as West with:


Q
J
K J 8 7 5 3
A 9 8 7 3

 

03 Jul

West dealer : Both vulnerable

West
North
East
South
1 Dble Pass ?
       

 

What should South do with:


J 8 7 6
K 10 8 3
Q 10 8 3
A

02 Jul

North dealer : North-South vulnerable

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

 

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

 

(1) Forces 2 from opener
(2) Game invitation with six spades

West leads the 10. How should East plan the defence?

01 Jul

Dealer West : Both vulnerable

West
North
East
South
1NT (1) 2 (2) Dble (3) ?
       



(1) 15-17
(2) Hearts and another suit
(3) Stayman, replacing the lost 2

What would you do as South with:

9 7 5
A 7 4 2
K J 8 7
7 2

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