Daily Problem 3589 – A Heart Starter
13 Aug

East dealer : Both vulnerable

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

 

(1) Weak two, 5-card suit
(2) Inquiry
(3) 4+ diamonds

What should West do now with:


Q 8 7
A J 6 4
A 3 2
K J 9

12 Aug

North dealer : Nil vulnerable

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

 

(1) Spades and a red suit, at least 5-5

What should West lead from:


6
J 9 8 3 2
10 5
A 10 6 4 3

11 Aug

East dealer : Both vulnerable

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

 

(1) Splinter, 0-1 diamond, 4+ spades, good hand

What should West lead from:


4
A 8 5 4 3
9 7 6
Q J 10 2

10 Aug

South dealer : Nil vulnerable

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

 

West
North
East
South
--- --- --- 1
Pass 1 1 Pass
3 (1) 4 Pass 5
All pass      

 

(1) Pre-emptive, weak, 4+ spades

Lead: 7

East produces the J, which you ruff. How would you continue?

 

09 Aug

East dealer : Both vulnerable

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

 

(a) What should North do with:


K J 10 9
A K 10 9
K 10 6
A 6

(b) Suppose you have chosen to double for takeout and partner’s reply is 1 . Pass on your right. What next?

08 Aug

West dealer : Nil vulnerable

West
North
East
South
Pass Pass Pass 1
?      

 

What would you do as West with:


J 10 6 4
7 5
K Q J 9 2
10 4

07 Aug

North dealer : North-South vulnerable

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

 

(1) Precision, 11-15 points, could be short diamonds

What should South do with:


J 8 7 2
Q J 9
A 9
A 10 7 5

06 Aug

North dealer : Both vulnerable

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

 

(1) Cue-bid, supporting diamonds

What should South do now with:


---
---
K Q J 8 7 4
A K 10 9 6 3 2

05 Aug

East dealer : North-South vulnerable

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

 

West
North
East
South
--- --- 3 3
Pass 4 All pass  

 

West leads the 7: nine – jack – two. East cashes the A and shifts to the 2. Plan the play.

04 Aug

North dealer : Both vulnerable

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

 

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

 

(1) Weak jump-overcall

West leads the J. You win and draw trumps in three rounds, West discarding a club. Plan the play.

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