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Mon 17th    N-S       1st   Sigurd & Magnus           61%            2nd  Michael C & Alan K      51%
                   E-W      1st   Bengt M & Tonyy C      60%            2nd  Guttorm & Hans V        56%
Wed 19th    N-S       1st   Robbie & Bob S            60%            2nd  Paul Q & Jeremy          59%
                   E-W      1st   Michael C & Alan K      63%            2nd Claus & Hans V             62%
Fri 21st                     1st  Jean W & Fred A-M      61%            2nd Mike G & Tony              58%

Bidding Quiz          Standard American (short ♣) bidding is assumed unless otherwise stated.

Hand A           Hand B           With Hand A you open 1♣ and partner bids 1♠. RHO overcalls
                                                2♥, what do you bid?
♠ 53                 ♠ K53           
♥ KQ9             ♥ K9                With Hand A you open 1♣ and partner bids 1♠. RHO overcalls
♦ KJ75             ♦ KJ75             2♥, what do you bid?
♣ KJ62            ♣ KJ62

Bidding Sequence Quiz            
                                     
C      1♣    pass   1♠     pass        How many points is 2NT? 
         2NT                                    

D      1♣    pass   1♠     2♥           How many points is 2NT? 
          2NT       

E      1♥     pass   2♣     2♦           How many points is 2NT? 
         2NT                                   

Current club championship standings

 

Gold Cup = Best 30

Silver Plate = Best 10

Bronze Medal = Best 5

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1842.4 Hans Vikman
1818.0 Bob Short
1812.8 Janne Roos
1769.4 Paul Quodomine
1774.2 Sigurd Zahl
1764.9 Gerard Hardy
1756.2 Derek Tyms
1752.7 Paul Scully
1725.6 Tomas Wikman
1718.3 Bob Pelletier

649.4 Hans Vikman
648.3 Bob Short
640.2 Paul Quodomine
639.8 Per Andersson
631.1 Janne Roos
627.2= Gerard Hardy
627.2= Derek Tyms
626.5 Paul Scully
626.3 Sigurd Zahl
624.0 Lars Broman

335.5 Bob Short
332.2 Per Andersson
329.9 Hans Vikman
328.9= Gerard Hardy
328.9= Derek Tyms
325.8 Paul Scully
322.6 Dave Hurst
321.7 Lars Broman
320.4 Janne Roos
319.8 Bengt Malmgren

 

 

NT rebids when RHO overcalls                         Board 2 from Friday 21st  

Dealer:             ♠ 6                                                 Table A
East                 ♥ Q8762                                        West          North         East(B)      South
N-S vul            ♦ 84                                               -                 -                 1♣             1♥
                        ♣ Q9875                                       1♠    (1)     2♥     (2)    2NT (3)      3♥     (4)
                                                                              3♠              pass           4♠              all pass
♠ AQ1098             N             ♠ K53                     
♥ 4                     W    E          ♥ K9                        Table A
♦ 109632               S              ♦ KJ75                     West          North         East(B)      South
♣ 103                                     ♣ KJ62                   -                 -                 1♣             1♥
                        ♠ J742                                           1♠    (1)    2♥     (2)     2♠    (3)      pass
                        ♥ AJ1053                                      pass           pass  (5)
                        ♦ AQ                                            
                        ♣ A2                                            
                                                                                                        
Table A:    (1)  This shows 5 ♠’s. With just 4 ♠’s you would negative double.
                  (2)  At this vulnerability, 3♥ or even 4♥ are possibilities.
                  (3)  What did you bid With this east hand B in this week’s quiz? This 2NT is wrong
                        as it shows 18-19 points.
                  (4)  With just 5 ♥’s and with 4 ♠’s, there is no need for South to bid here. If East
                        really has 18-19 partner must be nearly bust for his raise.
Table B:     (3)  This is the correct answer to question B. You know that partner has 5 ♠’s and this
                        is a clear raise.
                  (5)  having not bid more last go, North surely must bid 3♥ (or 4♥)
                       
The bottom lines:

  1. When you open, partner responds at the one level and RHO bids at the two level, a 2NT
    bid shows a big hand (18-19). With 12-14 you pass if you cannot support partner.
  2. This is an interesting demonstration of the LAW of total tricks. Points are even 20-20, N-S
    have 10 trumps and can make 4♥ or 5♥. E-W have just 8 trumps and can make 2♠ or 3♠.

 

 

 

 

Dave’s Column

North               South                                  West           North        East            South
♠ K2                ♠ A764                                -                 1♥             pass            2♣   
♥ AQ9852       ♥ -                                       pass             2♥             pass            2♠
♦ A98              ♦ KQ105                             pass             3♦             pass            3NT
♣ 93                ♣ QJ1087                           all pass                
                                                                       
You are South, declarer in 3NT. West leads the ♠5, plan the play.   
                                     
                                                                 
                                                       
Dave’s Column Answer                     Board 13 from Wednesday 19th Oct. 
     
Dealer:             ♠ K2                                              Bidding            
North               ♥ AQ9852                                     West          North         East           South
both vul           ♦ A98                                            -                 1♥              pass (1)      2♣    (2)
                        ♣ 93                                              pass           2♥              pass           2♠
                                                                              pass           3♦    (3)      pass           3NT
♠ Q10853              N             ♠ J9                        
♥ 43                   W    E          ♥ KJ1076          (1)  It’s best to pass with length and strength in
♦ 62                       S              ♦ J743                     RHO’s suit.      
♣ K642                                 ♣ A5                 (2)  Many will bid the minor and then ♠’s next go
                        ♠ A764                                          with a game forcing responding hand.
                        ♥ -                                           (3)  4th suit forcing.
                        ♦ KQ105                           
                        ♣ QJ1087                          Plan the play for declarer on the ♠5 lead.        

You know from the rule of 11 that East has at least two ♠’s but, with the suit well guarded it might
seem right to win the opening lead in dummy. You plan to play on ♣’s, aiming to win two ♠’s,
one ♥, three ♦’s and three ♣’s. Stop to see what happens if you do.
An alert East will win the first ♠ and return his remaining ♠. Then, whether you duck or not,
West will clear the suit and defeat you when he gets in with the ♣K.
So, simply duck the first ♠ lead and the defender’s communications will be cut.
The hold-up play is easy to recognize when you have only one stopper in the suit led, less so when you have two.

 

Dave’s 2nd Column

West                East                                     West          North         East           South
♠ AKJ108       ♠ Q96                                 -                 -                 1♥              pass
♥ 54                 ♥ AQ863                            1♠              pass           1NT           pass
♦ A65              ♦ 843                                   2♣              pass           2♠              pass
♣ 865              ♣ A3                                   4♠              all pass

You are West, declarer in 4♠. North leads the ♦K, plan the play.
                                                                       
                                                       
                                                                        
Dave’s 2nd Column Answer           Board 14 from Wednesday 19th Oct. 
     
Dealer:             ♠ 542                                             Bidding            
East                 ♥ 972                                             West          North         East           South
Love all           ♦ KQJ7                                          -                 -                 1♥              pass
                        ♣ K97                                           1♠              pass           1NT (1)      pass
                                                                              2♣   (2)      pass           2♠              pass
♠ AKJ108             N             ♠ Q96                      4♠              all pass
♥ 54                   W    E          ♥ AQ863          
♦ A65                    S              ♦ 843                
♣ 865                                    ♣ A3                 (1)  2♠ is an alternative     
                        ♠ 73                                         (2)  NMF, enquiring about ♠’s here.   
                        ♥ KJ10                             
                        ♦ 1092                                     North leads the ♦K, plan the play.
                        ♣ QJ1042                               

You have reached a decent contract but do have five potential losers in a ♥, two ♦’s and
two ♣’s. Suppose you win the first ♦ and play two rounds of ♣’s immediately, intending to
ruff the third ♣ in dummy and later take the ♥ finesse. This plan is clearly better than just
drawing trumps which would probably lead to defeat even if North held the ♥K.
Can you see a better plan?
After getting in, you should take the ♥ finesse. If it loses, you have to give up on ruffing a ♣
(as that gives you only one extra trick and you need two) and hope that both majors divide evenly.
Let us say they win the ♥K, cash two ♦’s and play a ♣. You win, play the ♥A, ruff a ♥ and draw
trumps ending in dummy. If everything behaves, you make five ♠’s, three ♥’s and two minor suit aces.

 

Bidding Quiz Answers  

Hand A:   pass. You have no support for partner and a 2NT bid here shows 18-19.
Hand B:    2♠. This bid must be right even if partner has just four ♠’s.

 

Bidding Sequence Quiz Answers  

 

C      1♣    pass   1♠     pass        2NT here is 18-19, obviously.
         2NT                                   

D      1♣    pass   1♠     2♥           2NT here is again 18-19. Partner has only responded at the one
         2NT                                    level and it is an opponent who has pushed the bidding up to the
                                                     two level.   

E      1♥     pass   2♣     2♦           But here it’s different. Partner has responded at the two level
         2NT                                    and so 2NT is the minimal 12-14.