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Weekly Bridge Quiz An­swers

Q1- North-South vul­ner­a­ble, as South, you hold: ♠ K6 ♥ 5 2 ♦ Q J 10 9 2 ♣ J854 Part­ner opens one no trump (15-17) and right-hand op­po­nent passes. What call would you make?

A- On a very good day, you might win a game bonus by bid­ding with this hand. Most days you’ll go mi­nus try­ing. Pass.

Q2- East-West vul­ner­a­ble, as South, you hold: ♠ K954 ♥ J9853 ♦ K6 ♣ AK SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST 1 ♥ Pass 1NT Pass ? What call would you make?

A- Stan­dard bid­ders have a com­fort­able pass, but what if you play that one no trump is forc­ing, as many du­pli­cate play­ers do? The choice is be­tween two hearts and two clubs. We pre­fer two clubs.

Both vul­ner­a­ble, as South, you

Q3- hold: ♠ KQ ♥ J 9 8 2 ♦ Q 10 4 2 ♣ K J 6 SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST 1 ♦ Pass 2*♦ Pass ? *In­verted raise, at least in­vi­ta­tional val­ues

What call would you make?

A- The im­por­tant thing is to make a non-forc­ing bid. For many us­ing this treat­ment, three di­a­monds is the only non-forc­ing bid. Should you and part­ner treat two no trump as non-forc­ing, that is a rea­son­able op­tion.

Q4- North-South vul­ner­a­ble, as South, you hold: ♠ A K 10 7 2 ♥♦9 A 10 6 ♣ A 7 6 2 With the op­po­nents silent, you open one spade and part­ner raises to two spades. What call would you make?

A- Game is cer­tainly pos­si­ble op­po­site the right hand. Make a game try that tells part­ner where you can use some help. Bid three clubs.

Q5- East-West vul­ner­a­ble, as South, you hold: ♠ KQ32 ♥ K543 ♦ 10 ♣ K Q 9 6 With the op­po­nents silent, part­ner opens two di­a­monds, weak. What call would you make?

A- Pass, quickly, and hope they bid some­thing. Really, think­ing is an over­bid with this hand.

Both vul­ner­a­ble, as South, you

Q6- hold: ♠♥♦2 4 K Q J 8 3 2 ♣ A J 10 4 3 Right-hand op­po­nent opens one heart. What call would you make? A- The Un­usual No Trump — a jump to two no trump to show both mi­nors — is re­served for weak hands or very strong hands. In­ter­me­di­ate hands should try to bid both suits. Bid two di­a­monds. Bob Jones wel­come read­ers’ re­sponses sent to Tri­bune Con­tent Agency, LLC., 16650 West­grove Dr., Suite 175, Ad­di­son, TX 75001. Email re­sponses may be sent

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