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

Teams : North dealer : East-West vulnerable

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

West leads the 3: two - nine - six. What should East play next?

08 Apr

Teams : West dealer : Both vulnerable

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

(1) Weak two in diamonds West leads the Q: 2 - 10 - 8.

How should you continue?

Would you change your answer if the play to trick one had been Q: 2 - 4 - 8?

07 Apr

Teams : Dealer West : Nil vulnerable

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

West leads the 4 to East's ace. After winning the heart switch, how do you continue?

06 Apr

North dealer : Nil vulnerable

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

West leads the J. Plan the play.

05 Apr

South dealer : Nil vulnerable

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

 

West North East South
- - - - - - - - - Pass
2NT Pass 6NT All Pass

West leads the 10.

Plan the play.

04 Apr

West dealer : East-West vulnerable

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

 

West North East South
1 Pass 1 Pass
2 Pass Pass 2
All Pass      


West leads the 4.

Plan the play.

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?

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