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12. QUIZ - August 22, 1999 : SOUTHERN QUARTET

Dealer: South
Vul: None

North

8 6 2
A 10 2
J 9
K J 5 3 2

 

West

East

 









 

South

 

Q 10 5
Q 9
Q 7 6 5 4 2
A Q

 

South

West

North

East

 
 

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How would you and your partner bid the following two hands? You are in first position, neither side vulnerable. Assume the opponents don't bid.

SOLUTION

Dealer: South
Vul: None

North

8 6 2
A 10 2
J 9
K J 5 3 2

 

West

East

 









 

South

 

Q 10 5
Q 9
Q 7 6 5 4 2
A Q

How would you and your partner bid the following two hands? You are in first position, neither side vulnerable. Assume the opponents don't bid.

The spade jack was sitting right (with East), so declarer in one notrump had no problem making seven tricks. Three diamonds was too high. Personally I would pass that four-queen hand, but if opened, I would then pass one notrump. Some would blame responder for raising to three diamonds, but what if opener held:
A x x J x K Q 10 x x x A x
This is why it is often wrong to correct partscores. When you continue to bid over nonforcing responses, you create the impression that there is life left to the auction.

Bridge Today, Nov-Dec 1993, p. 3

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