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

North dealer : North-South vulnerable

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

 

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



(1) Natural, not forcing
(2) Transfer to 4

West leads the 8. What do you play at trick 3?

 

07 Jun

West dealer : Both vulnerable

West
North
East
South
Pass Pass Pass ?
       



What would you do as South with:

A 8 6 5
Q 10 4
A K 8
Q 6 2

Your 1NT opening is 15-17.

06 Jun

South dealer : Nil vulnerable

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


What would you do as North with:

6
K 10 6
J 10 7
A 10 9 7 4 2

05 Jun

East dealer : East-West vulnerable

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



What would you do as West with:

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

04 Jun

East dealer : Nil vulnerable

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



(1) Multi-2 , weak two in hearts or in spades

What action would you take as North with:

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

What is your plan of bidding?

03 Jun

West dealer : North-South vulnerable

West
North
East
South
Pass 2 (1) ?  
       



(1) Multi-2 , weak two in hearts or in spades

What would you do as East with:

J,8
A,Q,J,4,2
K,5,4
A,9,2

02 Jun

East dealer : Both vulnerable

West
North
East
South
--- --- Pass Pass
1NT (1) Dble (2) Pass (3) Pass (4)
Rdble Pass 2 Dble (5)
Pass ?    



(1) 15-17
(2) Strong hand, penalties
(3) Forces East to redouble
(4) Enough values to defend
(5) Takeout double of clubs

What would you do as North with:

A,K,7
K,9
K,J,8,6,2
K,8,6

Make up your mind before reading on . . .



East dealer : Both vulnerable

West
North
East
South
--- --- Pass Pass
1NT (1) Dble (2) Pass (3) Pass (4)
Rdble Pass 2 Dble (5)
Pass ?    



(1) 15-17
(2) Strong hand, penalties
(3) Forces East to redouble
(4) Enough values to defend
(5) Takeout double of clubs

What would you do as North with:

A,K,7
K,9
K,J,8,6,2
K,8,6

Suppose you have decided to bid 2 . Pass by West. What would you do now?

01 Jun

West dealer : Nil vulnerable

West
North
East
South
Pass Pass 3 ?
       



What would you do as South with:

8
A 6
Q 9 8
A K Q 10 8 6 3

31 May

West dealer : East-West vulnerable

West
North
East
South
2 (1) Dble 4 ?
       



(1) Weak, 5 spades, 4+ minor

What would you do as South with:

K,9
Q,9,7,5,4,3
4
A,J,3,2

30 May

South dealer : North-South vulnerable

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



(1) 5-card majors

What would you do as North with:

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

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