Daily Problem 3533 – Going For Broke Or Going Broke
18 Jun

West dealer : North-South vulnerable

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


(1) 15-17
(2) 5 hearts and a 4+ minor

What would you lead as West from:

K 9 6 3
Q 10 5
4 2
A 10 5 2

17 Jun

East dealer : North-South vulnerable

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

 

West
North
East
South
--- --- Pass 1
4 All pass    

 

North leads the 2. How do you continue?

 

16 Jun

Teams : West dealer : Both vulnerable

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

 

West leads the 2 return is won by your queen. Plan the play.

 

15 Jun

East dealer : North-South vulnerable

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

 

West
North
East
South
--- --- Pass 1
Pass 1 Pass 2
Pass 5 (1) Pass 6
All pass      



(1) Asks partner to bid six with good trumps
West leads the 7. Plan the play.

14 Jun

South dealer : Both vulnerable

West
North
East
South
      2 (1)
Pass Pass ?  



(1) Weak, both majors

What would you do as East with:

A K 9 5 2
A 10 2
9 5 4
K 8

13 Jun

South dealer : East-West vulnerable

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



(1) Artificial, forcing to game
(2) Solid suit, sets spades as trumps
(3) Denies club control
(4) 1st or second round control in the suit bid

What would you do as South with:

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

12 Jun

South dealer : Nil vulnerable

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



(1) Natural, not forcing

What would you do as North with:

4 3 2
A 4
A K Q 10
A K Q 2

11 Jun

South dealer : Both vulnerable

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

(1) 4+ spades, 0-5 points

What would you do as South with:

Q J 7 4 2
A 7
A K 9
A 9 4

10 Jun

East dealer : North-South vulnerable

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



(1) 4+ clubs and 0-1 diamond

What would you lead as West with:

9 5 4
K 3
K J 10 6 4 2
J 2

09 Jun

North dealer : Both vulnerable

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



(1) Playing 4-card majors
(2) 15-17

What would you lead as West with:

Q 10 9 8 6 2
J 4
9 5
8 4 2

What would you lead without East’s double?

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