Daily Problem 3616 – Go for the pitch
02 Jun

East dealer : Both vulnerable

West
North
East
South
--- --- Pass Pass
1NT (1) Dble (2) Pass (3) Pass (4)
Rdble Pass 2 Dble (5)
Pass ?    



(1) 15-17
(2) Strong hand, penalties
(3) Forces East to redouble
(4) Enough values to defend
(5) Takeout double of clubs

What would you do as North with:

A,K,7
K,9
K,J,8,6,2
K,8,6

Make up your mind before reading on . . .



East dealer : Both vulnerable

West
North
East
South
--- --- Pass Pass
1NT (1) Dble (2) Pass (3) Pass (4)
Rdble Pass 2 Dble (5)
Pass ?    



(1) 15-17
(2) Strong hand, penalties
(3) Forces East to redouble
(4) Enough values to defend
(5) Takeout double of clubs

What would you do as North with:

A,K,7
K,9
K,J,8,6,2
K,8,6

Suppose you have decided to bid 2 . Pass by West. What would you do now?

01 Jun

West dealer : Nil vulnerable

West
North
East
South
Pass Pass 3 ?
       



What would you do as South with:

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

31 May

West dealer : East-West vulnerable

West
North
East
South
2 (1) Dble 4 ?
       



(1) Weak, 5 spades, 4+ minor

What would you do as South with:

K,9
Q,9,7,5,4,3
4
A,J,3,2

30 May

South dealer : North-South vulnerable

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



(1) 5-card majors

What would you do as North with:

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

29 May

South dealer : East-West vulnerable

West
North
East
South
--- --- --- 1
3 4 4 ?
       



What would you do as South with:

A 4
A J 10 5 3 2
K Q J 10
9

28 May

East dealer : East-West vulnerable

West
North
East
South
--- --- 1 3NT
Dble Rdble All pass  



What would you lead as West to lead from:

9 5
A Q J 7 3 2
9 6 5
4 3

27 May

Dealer North : Nil vulnerable

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



(1) Diamond raise, 6-9 points

What would you lead as West from:

K 2
J 9 2
Q J 7 4
J 9 6 2

26 May

Dealer East : East-West vulnerable

West
North
East
South
--- --- 1 3 (1)
4 (2) 4 4 5
?      



What would you do as West with:

K 7 6 3 2
9 8
A K 9 3 2
3

(1) Weak jump-overcall
(2) Strong spade raise

25 May

Dealer North : Nil vulnerable

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



What would you do as North with:

Q
A 8 4 2
A 7 5 3 2
9 8 6

24 May

Dealer South : Both vulnerable

West
North
East
South
--- --- --- 1
2NT (1) 3 (2) 5 Pass
Pass 5 (3) Pass ?
       



(1) Weak, both minors
(2) Limit raise or stronger in spades
(3) Cue-bid with spades agreed

What would you do as South with:

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