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Wed 3rd          1st  Roger & Terry                 60%       2nd     Bob P & Nick                      56%
Fri 5th             1st  Dave H & Hans                58%       2nd     Roger & Terry                      57%

 

Bidding Quiz Standard American bidding is assumed unless otherwise stated.

 

Hand A           Hand B                 With Hand A you open 1♠ and partner raises to 2♠.
                                                      What do you bid?
♠ AKQ72        ♠ -                                           
♥ AJ6              ♥ -                         (a)  What do you open with Hand B?
♦ 62                 ♦ KQJ1097            (b)  What do you bid with Hand B if RHO opens 3♥?
♣ Q107           ♣ AKQJ1085

 

 

 

Current club championship standings

 

Gold Cup = Best 30

Silver Plate = Best 10

Bronze Medal = Best 5

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1798.8 Janne Roos
1777.3 Hans Vikman
1767.7 Bob Short
1725.0 Tomas Wikman

639.8 Per Andersson
639.7 Hans Vikman
636.2 Paul Quodomine
629.1 Bob Short
627.6 Janne Roos
624.0 Lars Broman
617.8 Paul Scully
615.8 Terje Lie
614.6 Jan v Koss
611.7 Sean Burgess

332.2 Per Andersson
326.2 Hans Vikman
325.9 Bob Short
325.3 Paul Scully
321.7 Lars Broman
318.9 Janne Roos
318.4 Dave Hurst
318.2 Jan v Koss
316.6 Alan Kleist
316.3 Paul Quodomine

 

Dave’s Column

North               South                                       Book bidding 
♠ 98542           ♠ A                                        West       North        East           South
♥ A                  ♥ K53                                    -              -                pass           1♣     
♦ KQ753         ♦ A96                                      pass        1♠             pass           2♦
♣ 87                ♣ AK10965                            pass        4♦             pass           4NT
                                                                        pass        5♦             pass           7♦
                                                                        all pass

You are South, declarer in a somewhat ambitious 7♦. West leads the ♠K,  plan the play.
                 
                                       
                                                             
     
Dave’s Column Answer                 Board 22 from Wednesday 3rd Aug
     
Dealer:             ♠ 98542                                         Bidding
East                 ♥ A                                                West          North         East           South
E-W vul           ♦ KQ753                                       -                 -                 pass           1♣
                        ♣ 87                                              pass           1♠              pass           2♦
                                                                              pass           4♦              pass           4NT
♠ KQ103               N             ♠ J76                       pass           5♦              pass           7♦
♥ 9872               W    E          ♥ QJ1064                all pass
♦ 84                       S              ♦ J102                     
♣ Q43                                   ♣ J2                   Plan the play on the ♠K lead.
                       ♠ A                             
                        ♥ K53                         
                        ♦ A96                         
                        ♣ AK10965               

The original declarer, Frank Multon of France, showed how the hand should be played.
He crossed to the ♥A at trick two, cashed the ♦KQ, both following, returned to the ♣A and
played the ♥K (key play) discarding a ♣ from table. He then ruffed a ♣ low (they broke 3-2),
returned to his hand with the ♦A and was able to take the rest with good ♣’s and dummy’s last trump.
Well played!
And what happened at the Pattaya Bridge Club? Everybody was in 3NT, most making 12 tricks.

Dave’s 2nd Column

West                East                               Book bidding                   
♠ AKQ72        ♠ 10984                        West        North         East           South
♥ AJ6              ♥ K104                         -               -                 -                 pass
♦ 62                 ♦ Q73                            1♠            pass           2♠              pass
♣ Q107           ♣ AJ4                           3♣   (1)     pass           4♠              all pass

  1. Help Suit Game try

You are West, declarer in 4♠. North leads the ♦J and you play low from dummy.
North continues with the ♦9 to the ♦Q and ♦K and South continues with the ♦A which
you ruff. All follow to two rounds of trumps, North playing ♠56 and South ♠3J.
A successful finesse in either rounded suit will secure the contract. Since it’s a two-way
finesse in ♥’s it’s right to finesse in ♣’s first. This loses to South’s ♣K and he returns a ♣.
Who has the ♥Q?

 

                                                                         


Dave’s 2nd Column Answer           Board 11 from Wednesday 3rd Aug  
     
Dealer:             ♠ 65                                               Book bidding             
South               ♥ Q973                                          West(A)    North         East           South
Love all           ♦ J1095                                          -                 -                 -                 pass
                        ♣ 952                                            1♠              pass           2♠              pass
                                                                              3♣   (1)      pass           4♠              all pass
♠ AKQ72              N             ♠ 10984            
♥ AJ6                W    E          ♥ K104              (1)  What did you bid with this West hand A in
♦ 62                       S              ♦ Q73                      this week’s quiz? This Help Suit Game try
♣ Q107                                 ♣ AJ4                      in ♣’s is the best bid.
                        ♠ J3                                              
                        ♥ 852                                            
                        ♦ AK84                                         
                        ♣ K863                                        
                                                                       
North leads the ♦J and you play low from dummy. North continues with the ♦9 to the ♦Q and ♦K
and South continues with the ♦A which you ruff. All follow to two rounds of trumps, North playing
♠56 and South ♠3J. A successful finesse in either rounded suit will secure the contract. Since it’s
a two-way finesse in ♥’s it’s right to finesse in ♣’s first. This loses to South’s ♣K and he returns a ♣.
Who has the ♥Q?
Remember the bidding. South passed in first seat and has shown up with ♦AK. ♠J and ♣K.
If he also had the ♥Q he would have opened. So play a ♥ to the ♥A and finesse North for the ♥Q.

And what happened at the Pattaya Bridge Club? Everybody passed the test, bidding and making 4♠.

 

Bidding Quiz Answers

Hand A:   3♣, a help-suit game try.
Hand B:    (a)  6♦. The only card that you are interested in is the ♦A and an opening bid of six of a suit
                        asks partner to bid the grand if he has the ace or king. The hand is obviously very strong
                        but I do not like a 2♣ opening as there is bound to be high-level interference in a major
                        and there will be no way to find out if partner has the ♦A. The same is true of a 1♣ opening.
                        This is the North hand from board 20 on Wednesday.
                  (b)  6♦. I think that this overcall should mean the same as an opening bid.