LESSON 21.1: FORCING PASS

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a)

Dealer: South

South

A K 8 5 2
A J
9 7 4
Q 8 3

South

West

North

East

1
?

3
 

3
 

4
 

Forcing Pass (13-15 HCP   5+   2- ) 1 round

A forcing pass occurs in competitive bidding when your partnership has demonstrated strength during the auction

b)

Dealer: South

North

Q J 9 6
7 5
J 10 8 4
A J 9

South

West

North

East

1
Pass

3
Pass

3
?

4
 

4 (10-12 TP   3+   2- ) closing

A forcing pass occurs when it is clear that right-hand opponent is preempting

c)

Dealer: South

North

9 6 2
A J 9
J 10 8 4
A J 9

South

West

North

East

1
Pass

3
Pass

3
?

4
 

Penalty double (10-12 TP   3+   3+ ) closing

A forcing pass requests partner to either double for penalty or make a positive bid

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