Daily Problem 3891 – The One and Only
06 Aug

North dealer : Both vulnerable

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

 

(1) Cue-bid, supporting diamonds

What should South do now with:


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---
K Q J 8 7 4
A K 10 9 6 3 2

05 Aug

East dealer : North-South vulnerable

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

 

West
North
East
South
--- --- 3 3
Pass 4 All pass  

 

West leads the 7: nine – jack – two. East cashes the A and shifts to the 2. Plan the play.

04 Aug

North dealer : Both vulnerable

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

 

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

 

(1) Weak jump-overcall

West leads the J. You win and draw trumps in three rounds, West discarding a club. Plan the play.

03 Aug

North dealer : East-West vulnerable

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

 

(1) Transfer to hearts
(2) Natural, forcing to game

What would you do as West with:


7 3 2
J 8 6 3
K J 8 7
7 4

02 Aug

North dealer : Nil vulnerable

West
North
East
South
--- Pass 1 Dble
1 2 2 3NT
4 Pass Pass 4
All pass      

 

What would you lead as West from:


9 5 3 2
K Q 10 9 8 6 3 2
J
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01 Aug

North dealer : Both vulnerable

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

 

West
North
East
South
--- 1 1 Pass
2NT Pass 3NT All pass
       

 

North leads the 5. Plan the play.

 

31 Jul

Consider this position:

  • North
  • Dummy
  • K Q 9 4
  • South
  • You
  • J 7

You lead low to your jack which holds and back to the king, which also holds. You are playing no-trumps and would like a third trick from this holding. Should you continue with the queen or the nine? Is it a pure guess?

30 Jul

North dealer : East-West vulnerable

West
North
East
South
--- 1 4 ?
       

 

What should South do with:


7
K 10 7 5 3
Q J 9 8 6 3
3

29 Jul

West dealer : North-South vulnerable

West
North
East
South
2 (1) Dble 5 ?
       

 

(1) Weak two

What should South do with:


K 8 5
8
K Q J 10 6 3 2
9 7

28 Jul

East dealer : Nil vulnerable

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

 

West
North
East
South
--- --- Pass 1NT (1)
Pass 2 Pass 2
Pass 4 All pass  

 

(1) 12-14

 

West leads the 4. What do you do next?

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