Daily Problem 3467 – Switch blade
03 Apr

North dealer : North-South vulnerable

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

What should North do with:
A 4 2
10 9
10 9 6 5 2
9 7 5

01 Apr

South dealer : Nil vulnerable

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

(1) 15-17
(2) Cue-bid for diamonds

What should West lead from:
9 3
Q 10 9 8 6
Q 8 6 4
10 4

31 Mar

South dealer : Both vulnerable

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

What should North do with:

A K
A 10 4
Q J 10 5
J 8 7 6

30 Mar

How would you defend as East here:

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

 

South opens 2 2 to dummy's queen and your king. What do you do now?

29 Mar

East dealer : North-South vulnerable

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

What should South do with:

J 7 5
A Q 9 8 2
K J 7 2
6

28 Mar

East dealer : Both vulnerable

West North East South
- - - - - - Pass 3
Pass 4 (1) Pass 4 (1)
Pass 4 (1) Pass 5 (1)
Pass 6 All Pass  

(1) Cue-bid, spades as trumps 

The cue-bids show first- or second round control. What would you lead as West from:

10 4
7 6 5
A J 10
A 9 5 4 3

27 Mar

West dealer : Both vulnerable

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


(1) Weak two, 5 or 6 spades

What should North do now with:
Q 10
10 8 5
10 5 4 3
A 6 4 3

26 Mar

Teams: East dealer : Nil vulnerable

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

What would you do as South with:
10 4 2
K J 3
A 8 6
7 6 5 4

25 Mar

North dealer : Both vulnerable

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

(1) Weak, both minors
(2) For takeout
What should North do now with:

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

 

24 Mar

South dealer : North-South vulnerable

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

(1) Weak two in hearts or spades
(2) Pass if you have spades, bid on with hearts
(3) Takeout double

What should South do with:

8 5 2
K 9 8 7 5 2
K 7
Q 6

 

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