Daily Problem 3470 – Thirds and fifths
06 May

South dealer : Both vulnerable

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



(1) Majors or minors, weak
What should North with:

A K Q J P 4 2
---
A K 8 5
K 5

05 May

West dealer : North-South vulnerable

West
North
East
South
1 ?    



What should North do with:

A K 4
A K
A Q 6 5
K Q 7 6

04 May

West dealer : Both vulnerable

North
A 10 2
10 8 7 6
A Q 10 8
K 8

South
7 5 4 3
A 3
K 5 3
Q 10 6 4

West
North
East
South
1 Pass 1NT Pass
2 Dble Pass 2
All Pass      



Lead: K

How should South plan the play?

03 May

East dealer : Both vulnerable

 

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



(1) Good heart raise

What would you do as East with:

K 2
10 7 6 2
9 8 6 4 2
8 6

02 May

East dealer : North-South vulnerable

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


(1) Shows four hearts

What would you do as East with:
K 10 7
9 8 7 4 2
J 7 5
8 5

01 May

North dealer : East-West vulnerable

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

(1) Shows four spades

What would you do as East with:

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

30 Apr

East dealer : Nil vulnerable

  • North
  • K Q 8
  • 9 8 6
  • A K 7 3
  • K 9 7
  • South
  • A 9
  • A 10 7 4 2
  • Q 10 5 2
  • A 2
West
North
East
South
- - - - - - Pass 1
Pass 2 Pass 3
Pass 3 (1) Pass 3NT (2)
Pass 4 (3) Pass 4 (4)
Pass 4NT (5) Pass 5
All Pass      



(1) Stronger than 4
(2) Asking for key cards
(3) 1or 4
(4) Asking for the queen of trumps
(5) I do not have it.

29 Apr

East dealer : Both vulnerable

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

(1) Balanced raise to 4

What would you lead as West with:

7
J 9 6 5
K 6 5 4
A Q J 6

28 Apr

North dealer : East-West vulnerable

West
North
East
South
- - - Pass 1 (1) Dble (2)
Rdbble (3) 1 (4) Dble 1 (5)
2 3 Dble All Pass
       

(1) Artificial, 15+ points
(2) Shapely takeout
(3) Positive response
(4) Asking about South's shape
(5) Three-suiter, short hearts. 1NT, both minors, would be safer.

What would you lead as West from:

Q 4
Q J 9 4 2
A 9 6 4
8 4

27 Apr

South dealer : North-South vulnerable

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

(1) Exclusion Blackwood, setting hearts as trumps and asking for key cards outside diamonds

What would you do as East with:
K Q 7 4
7
J 9 8 6 5 4 3
J

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