Daily Problem 3589 – A Heart Starter
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?

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

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