Daily Problem 3496 – Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained
11 Feb

West dealer; both vulnerable

West North East South
Pass 1 Pass 1NT
Pass 2NT Pass 3
Pass 3 Pass 3NT
Pass ?

What would you do now as North with:

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

10 Feb
West North East South
1 Pass 1 Pass
2 Pass ?  

What would you as East with:

(1) East (2) East
  • Q J 4 3
  • J 7 5
  • 9 3
  • Q 4 3 2
  • K Q 4 3
  • 9 5 2
  • A 8
  • Q 6 3 2

 

09 Feb

East dealer; both vulnerable

 

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

South opens 1 , West overcalls 2 and South ends in 4 . West leads the 10, three from dummy and your jack wins. You play the K, West discards a club and East takes the A and returns a heart. How would you plan the play?

08 Feb

South dealer; Both vulnerable

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

You are South in 3NT (no opposition bidding) on the lead of the 4, jack from East and your queen wins. How should you continue?

07 Feb

West dealer; East-West vulnerable

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

 

West North East South
Pass Pass Pass 1
Dble 3 (1) Pass 4
Pass Pass Pass

(1) Pre-emptive spade raise

West leads the K: seven - nine - three. What should East play at trick 3?

06 Feb

North dealer; East-West vulnerable

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

South is in 3NT with no opposition bidding. West leads 6.

What do you play at trick 2?

05 Feb

North dealer; both vulnerable

West North East South
- - - Pass Pass 2
Pass 3 Pass ?


*Acol two, strong

What would you do now as South with:


9
A K Q 9 8 3
10
A 9 7 6 3

04 Feb

East dealer; nil vulnerable

West North East South
- - - - - - 2 * Dble
?

*weak two, 5- or 6-card suit
What would you do as West with:

J
A J 7 5 2
A J 10 6
8 5 2

04 Feb

South dealer : North-South vulnerable

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

What would you do as North with:

North
Q J 10 9 2
8 7 5
8 4
J 7 4

03 Feb

North dealer; North-South vulnerable

West North East South
- - - Pass 1 Pass
?

What would you do as West with:


8 4 2
Q 9 6 5
10 9 8 3
8 5

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