Daily Problem 3533 – Going For Broke Or Going Broke
19 Apr

North dealer : Both vulnerable

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

With no opposition bidding, South is in 4 2 lead. How would you plan the play?

18 Apr

East dealer : East-West vulnerable

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



(1) Bergen, 4+ hearts, 6-9 points

What would you do as South with
A 3
A 10 9 7 6 2
A 2
Q 6 2

17 Apr

South dealer : Nil vulnerable

West
North
East
South
--- --- --- Pass
3 4 Pass ?
       

What would you do as South:
10
Q 9 5 4
K 6 4 3 2
K 3 2

16 Apr

West dealer : Nil vulnerable

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

Lead: 4 East plays the J and South wins with the ace. How would you continue?

15 Apr

East dealer : North-South vulnerable

  • North
  • A 10 9 7 6 2
  • A J 10 8 4 3
  • ---
  • A
  • South
  • K J
  • K 9 7
  • A Q J 9 8 7
  • K 6
West
North
East
South
--- --- Pass 1 (1)
Pass 1 Pass 1NT (2)
Pass 2 (3) Dble (4) Rdble
All Pass      

(1) Diamonds or big balanced
(2) 18-20 balanced
(3) Artificial, forcing to game
(4) Shows diamonds

West leads the 10.


Plan your play from there.

14 Apr

North dealer : East-West vulnerable

West
North
East
South
--- Pass 1 4
5 ?    

What would you do as North with:
10 9 8 7
8 7
A 5 4 3
10 9 7

13 Apr

West dealer : North-South vulnerable

What action would you take as dealer with:
A Q 9 8 4
2
Q 8 6 4 3
J 9

12 Apr

South dealer : Both vulnerable

West
North
East
South
--- --- --- 1
Dble 2 Dble (1) Pass
?      
(1) Responsive double, for takeout

What should West do with:
3
K Q 9 2
A J 10 3
Q 10 9 3

11 Apr
West
North
East
South
1 Dble Pass 1
Pass 2 Pass ?
       

What would you do as South with:
8 7 4
7 6 3
9 8 7 4
8 5 2

10 Apr

Teams : North dealer : Nil vulnerable

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

West leads the 6. Plan the defence for East.

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