Daily Problem 3470 – Thirds and fifths
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

11 May

East dealer : Both vulnerable

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



(1) 12-14 balanced
(2) Rescue redouble

West's redouble showed a one-suiter. It asked East to bid 2 and then pass the next bid. West's suit turned out to be diamonds. What should North do now with:

8 6 5 3
K 8 5 3
9 7 4 3
10

10 May

West dealer : Both vulnerable

West
North
East
South
5 Dble Pass 5
Pass Pass 6 Pass
Pass Dble All pass  



What would you lead as North from:

A J 3
A Q 8 4 3
Q
J 10 7 5

09 May

South dealer : East-West vulnerable

West
North
East
South
--- --- --- 1
Pass 1 Pass 2
Pass 3 Pass ?
       


What should South do now with:

5 2
A K J 9 6 2
K 7 5
10 9

08 May

West dealer : North-South vulnerable

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



(1) Weak two, 5-card suit
What should West do with:

8 7 6 5 4
J 10 7
10
A J 9 2

07 May

East dealer : East-West vulnerable

West
North
East
South
--- --- 1 (1) 2
?      



(1) 4+ hearts, 10-14 points, can have longer minor

What would you do as West with:

A J 10 7 2
A J
4
9 8 5 3 2

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