Daily Problem 3589 – A Heart Starter
03 Aug

North dealer : East-West vulnerable

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

 

(1) Transfer to hearts
(2) Natural, forcing to game

What would you do as West with:


7 3 2
J 8 6 3
K J 8 7
7 4

02 Aug

North dealer : Nil vulnerable

West
North
East
South
--- Pass 1 Dble
1 2 2 3NT
4 Pass Pass 4
All pass      

 

What would you lead as West from:


9 5 3 2
K Q 10 9 8 6 3 2
J
---

01 Aug

North dealer : Both vulnerable

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

 

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

 

North leads the 5. Plan the play.

 

31 Jul

Consider this position:

  • North
  • Dummy
  • K Q 9 4
  • South
  • You
  • J 7

You lead low to your jack which holds and back to the king, which also holds. You are playing no-trumps and would like a third trick from this holding. Should you continue with the queen or the nine? Is it a pure guess?

30 Jul

North dealer : East-West vulnerable

West
North
East
South
--- 1 4 ?
       

 

What should South do with:


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

29 Jul

West dealer : North-South vulnerable

West
North
East
South
2 (1) Dble 5 ?
       

 

(1) Weak two

What should South do with:


K 8 5
8
K Q J 10 6 3 2
9 7

28 Jul

East dealer : Nil vulnerable

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

 

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

 

(1) 12-14

 

West leads the 4. What do you do next?

27 Jul

West dealer : Both vulnerable

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

 

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

 

(1) Fit-showing jump

West leads the J. Plan the defence.

26 Jul
25 Jul

North dealer : Nil vulnerable

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

(1) Weak, both majors
(2) For takeout, both minors, preference for diamonds

What should West do with:
A Q 5 3 2
9 5
A 8 2
9 4 3

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