The Bridge Col­umn

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Q1 — Nei­ther vul­ner­a­ble, as South, you hold:

♠ K 9 8 7 ♥ 5 ♦ K Q 9 ♣ Q J 5 4 2

What call would you make? A— The dou­ble of a 1NT re­sponse shows a take out dou­ble of the suit opened on your left. Dou­ble.

Q2 — North-South vul­ner­a­ble, as South, you hold:

♠ J 10 9 7 4 2 ♥ K ♦ Q 4 3 ♣ Q 7 3

As dealer, what call would you make? A— The op­po­nents wouldn’t mind a bit if you passed with this hand, but you’re not here to please them. Open 2S.

Q3 — East-West vul­ner­a­ble, as South, you hold:

♠ 10 9 7 5 ♥ A 9 ♦ Q 6 4 ♣ K J 6 2

What call would you make? A— After a re­verse, an im­me­di­ate raise in ei­ther of part­ner’s suits should be played as game forc­ing. Bid 3C.

Q 4 — Both vul­ner­a­ble, as South, you hold:

♠ 7 4 ♥ A 9 7 ♦ K 10 ♣ A Q 10 9 5 3

What call would you make? A— In the pass out seat, as here, a jump shift shows an in­ter­me­di­ate hand, roughly 14-16, with a de­cent six-card suit. Bid 3C.

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