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Fri ††10th †††††††††† 1stDave & Paul Q†††††† 67%†††††††††† 2nd †† Janne & Per-Ake†††††††††††††††††† 62%

       
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Bidding Quiz†††††††††††††† †††† Standard American bidding is assumed unless otherwise stated.

 

Hand A†††††††††† Hand B†††††††††† With Hand A you pass as dealer and partner opens 1 in 3rd

seat, what do you bid?

Q94††††††††††††† QJ964†††††††††

J93†††††††††††††† 3 ††††††††††††††††† With Hand B you open 1 and LHO overcalls 2. Partner

QJ5†††††††††††††† AK97††††††††††doubles (showing ís) and you bid 2. Partner then bids 2,

AJ53††††††††††† K43†††††††††††† what do you do?

 

Hand C†††††††† Hand D†††††††††††† With Hand C itís unfavorable vulnerability. Partner opens 1

and RHO overcalls 2, what do you do?

A874††††††††††† 7652

6†††††††††††††††††† J†††††††††††††††††† With Hand D partner opens 1 (at least 3 ís) and RHO

AK975†††††††† AK5††††††††††††doubles, what do you do?

Q65†††††††††††† J10983

 

Hand E††††††††††† Hand F††††††††††† With Hand E itís unfavorable vulnerability. You open 1 and

LHO overcalls 2. This is passed to you, what do you do?

KJ††††††††††††††† KJ†††††††††††††††

AKQ72††††††† KJ9††††††††††††† With Hand F itís unfavorable vulnerability.

J4††††††††††††††††† A9872†††††††††(a) Do you open in 1st seat?

J1083†††††††††† 1082††††††††††† (b) Suppose you open 1 and partner bids 1NT, what now?

††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††

Bidding Sequence Quiz

 

G†††† 1††††† 2†††† dbl†††† pass ††††† The double promises 4+ ís.

2†††††pass 2††††† †††††††††††††What does the 2 bid show?

H†††† 1††††† 2†††† pass†† 2 †††††††† Is 2 forcing?

J††††† 1††††† 2†††† pass†† 3 †††††††† What is 3, pre-emptive or strong?

K†††† 1††††† 2†††† pass†† 2 †††††††† What is the 2 cue bid of the opponentís suit? Is it asking for a stop or something completely different? Is it alertable?

L††††† 1†††† dbl†††† redbl †††††††††††† What does redbl generally mean? Does it show ís?

M††† 1††††† pass†† 2†††† pass

2NT†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† How strong is 2NT?

N†††† 1††††† pass†† 2††††† pass

2NT†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† How strong is 2NT?

 

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Current club championship standings

 

 

 

Gold Cup = Best 30

Silver Plate = Best 10

Bronze Medal = Best 5

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

1843.2 Janne Roos

1815.8 Paul Quodomine

1788.5 Hans Vikman

1768.3 Sally Watson

650.3 Janne Roos

643.4 Paul Quodomine

639.3 Hans Vikman

630.2 Sally Watson

619.9 Jeremy Watson

616.8 Bob Short

615.1 Lars Broman

614.1 Ivy Schlageter

609.2 Jean Wissing

607.6 Per Andersson

 

334.8 Janne Roos

330.2 Paul Quodomine

329.0 Hans Vikman

324.5 Sally Watson

321.8 Ivy Schlageter

321.7 Bob Short

321.7 Jeremy Watson

321.0 Per Andersson

316.9 Terje Lie

316.1 Lars Broman

 

 

 

Royal Bangkok Sports Club bridge outing to Pattaya

 

The annual RBSC bridge outing is coming to Pattaya this year. Itís on Saturday 8th August. There is a pairs event in the afternoon followed by a teams event in the evening. Details are on the website in the ĎThailand Bridgeí link.

 

RBSC ANNUAL BRIDGE EXCURSION

HORSESHOE POINT PATTAYA

PROGRAM

SATURDAY, 8th AUGUST 2009

 

1200 HOURS - CHECK-IN

 

1300 HOURS - REGISTRATION, Open Pairs

1400 HOURS - OPEN PAIRS STARTS

1530 HOURS - COFFEE/TEA & SNACK

1800 HOURS - END OF OPEN PAIRS

1830 HOURS - BUFFET DINNER

 

1900 HOURS - REGISTRATION, Swiss Team of Four

1930 HOURS - SWISS TEAM STARTS

2130 HOURS - SUPPER

2330 HOURS - END OF SWISS TEAM

 

TOURNAMENT FEE BAHT 500.- PER PERSON FOR 2 EVENTS INCLUSIVE OF BUFFET DINNER, BREAKS AND SUPPER.

 


Stay low on a mis-fitÖ†††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Board 15 from Monday 6th

 

Ö and do not bid NoTrumps without plenty of points to spare.

 

Dealer:†††††††††††† A108††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Table A

South†††††††††††††† QJ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† West(B)†††† North†††††††† East††††††††† South

N-S vul††††††††††† J96††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††-†††††††††††††††† -†††††††††††††††† -†††† ††††††††† pass

††††††††††††††††††††††† A10976††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1††††††††††††† 2†††††††††††† dbl†† (1)††† pass

2††††††† ††††† pass ††††††††† 2††† (2)††† pass

QJ964††††††††††††††† N†††††††††††††† 52†††††††††††††††††††††† 2NT†† (3)††† pass†††††††††† 3NT (4)††† all pass

3†††††††††††††††††††† W††† E††††††††††† K109872††††† ††††

AK97†††††††††††††††† S††††††††††††††† Q103†††††††††††††††††Table B

K43†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† QJ††††††††††††††††††††† West(B)†††† North†††††††† East††††††††† South

K73††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1††††††††††††† 2†††††††††††† dbl†† (1)††† pass

A654††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2†††††††††††††pass†††††††††† 2††† (2)††† pass

54†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† pass (3)††††† pass

852†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

Table A:†††† (1)Promising 4 ís, perhaps more but insufficient values to bid at the two level (as in this case).

††††††††††††††††† (2)Showing a weakish hand with usually 6 ís.

††††††††††††††††† (3)What did you bid with this West hand B in this weekís quiz? Itís a misfit and bidding NoTrumps with just one stop and just 13 points is terrible.

(4)This East has the unfortunate habit of believing partner. 2NT showed a strong hand and invites game, so with 8 points and great intermediates East gladly accepted.

Table B:†††† (3)This East got it right and stopped in the best spot.

 

And what happened? 3NT-3, 2= and loads of spurious scores in-between.

The bottom lines: -

-         Stay low on misfits

-         Do not try to bail out into NoTrumps on mis-fits.

 

 


A silly take-out double†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Board 22 from Monday 6th

 

Dealer:†††††††††††† J3†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† West††††††††† North†††††††† East††††††††† South

East††††††††††††††††† K76††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† -†††††††††††††††† -†††††††††††††††† pass†††††††† pass

E-W vul†††††††††† K75††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††1NT†††††††††† pass†††††††††† pass (1)††† dbl†† (2)

††††††††††††††††††††††† 97432††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† pass†††††††††† pass (3)††††† pass

 

K1095††††††††††††††† N†††††††††††††† 64†††††††††††††††† (1)Even with 2 tens, itís not quite enough to invite†††††††

A102††††††††††††† W††† E††††††††††† J954†††††††††††† (2)Meant as take-out! I simply canít understand

A86††††††††††††††††††† S††††††††††††††† QJ103††††††††††††††††this bid, if you really want to bid, then bid 2.

AJ6††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† K105†††††††††† (3)With no idea what was going on.††

AQ873†††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††

Q83†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

842†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††

Q8††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

And what happened? A was led and declarer made a complete hash of the contract, setting up Northís ís for him and blocking the ís for just 2 tricks having prematurely used the K entry. However, he scraped home and Southís double made the day and 1NT*= was a near top. Other results were 3NT=, 1NT+2 twice, 1NT+1, 2NT= and 2(s)-2.

The bottom lines: -

-         I cannot see how you can double a 1NT opening for take-out? Are you playable in all four of the unbid suits?

 

The re-opening double†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Board 6 from Wednesday 8th

 

A low-level double can sometimes be profitable at unfavourable vulnerability even when your side has a vulnerable game.

 

Dealer:†††††††††††† 964†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† West(C)†††† North†††††††† East(E)†††† South

East††††††††††††††††† 109854†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† -†††††††††††††††† -†††††††††††††††† 1††††††††††† 2††† (1)

E-W vul†††††††††† 6†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††† pass (2)††††† pass†††††††††† dbl (3)††††† all pass

††††††††††††††††††††††† A942†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

(1)I know itís favorable vulnerability, but††

A874††††††††††††††††† N†††††††††††††† KJ††††††††††††††††††††† this overcall is appalling. Pass is clear.

6†††††††††††††††††††† W††† E††††††††††† AKQ72††††††† (2) What did you bid with this West hand C

AK975†††††††††††††† S††††††††††††††† J4††††††††††††††††††††††† in this weekís quiz? You know game is

Q65†††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† J1083†††††††††††††††† on and so a negative double to show 4 ís

Q1032††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† is a possibility. But even at this vulnerability

J3†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† it looks best to me to go for the penalty.

Q10832††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (3)What did you bid with this East hand E

K7†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† in this weekís quiz? Double is automatic.

 

And what happened? 2* went -4 for 800 and a top to E-W. All other E-Wís played in 3NT with results varying from +1 to -1.

The bottom lines: -

-         You need a good suit to overcall at the two level.

-†††† Remember the automatic re-opening double when you play negative doubles.


That horrible 4333 type shape again††††††††††††††††† Board 25 from Monday 6th

 

Iíve said it before and Iíll say it again Ė deduct a point for 4333 type shape.

 

Dealer:†††††††††††† K82††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Table A

North†††††††††††††† A6††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† West††††††††† North†††††††† East(A)††† South

E-W vul†††††††††† 106432†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††† -†††††††††††††††† pass†††††††††† pass†††††††† pass

††††††††††††††††††††††† Q106†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1††††††††††††† pass†††††††††† 3(1)††††† pass

pass (2)††††† all pass††††††

AJ1093†††††††††††††† N†††††††††††††† Q94†††††††††††††††††††

1042†††††††††††††† W††† E††††††††††† J93†††††††††††††† †††† Table B

AK8†††††††††††††††††† S††††††††††††††† QJ5†††††††††††††††††††West††††††††† North†††††††† East(A)††† South

87††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† AJ53††††††††††††††††† -†††††††††††††††† pass†††††††††† pass†††††††† pass

76†††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1††††††††††††† pass†††††††††† 2(1)††††† all pass††

KQ875††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

97†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††

K942††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

Table A:†††† (1)What did you bid with this East hand A in this weekís quiz? 11 points, so worth an invite? That was the majority choice and if you donít play Drury then I guess that you have to bid 3 if you think that the hand is worth a limit raise opposite a 3rd seat opener.

(2)With a balanced minimum, pass is clear; although it appears that two Westís did press on to game.

Table B:†††† (1)Just have another look at those Ď11 pointsí. The hand is totally flat 3334 with just three trumps and a fistful of quacks. I bid just 2 and that is my answer to question A although I realize that most will disagree and go down in 3. If you play Drury then I would bid 2 as itís still possible to stop in 2 if partner is minimum; but itís close between a Drury 2 and a simple 2.

 

And what happened? 4-3, 4-2, 3-1 twice, 2NT-1 and 2= twice.

The bottom lines: -

-         Deduct a point for the infamous 4333 type shape, and also downgrade a hand with lots of quacks.

-         It is interesting to note that the only other East to stop in 2 was my usual Wednesday bidding partner, Paul Q, but he and his partner were playing Drury.

-         The Drury convention is described on the website.

 

 

 

Daveís Column†††††††††† Here is Daveís first input about the play of the hand.

 

†††††

West††††††††††††††† East††††††††††††††††††††††† You are East, declarer in 4. South plays the A,K and†††††

82†††††††††††††††† Q7††††††††††††† ††††††† continues with a , plan the play.

6†††††††††††††††††† AKJ10843 †††††††††††††††††††††††††

AKQ††††††††††† J105†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

AJ98752††††† 6

 


Daveís Column answer††††††††††††††††††††† Board 23 from Wednesday 8th

†††††

Dealer:†††††††††††† J103†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Book Auction

South†††††††††††††† 2†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† West††††††††† North†††††††† East††††††††††† South

Both vul††††††††††† 86432†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††-†††††††††††††††† -†††††††††††††††† -†††††† ††††††††† 1

††††††††††††††††††††††† Q1043†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2†††††††††††† pass†††††††††† 4††† (1)††††† all pass

 

82†††††††††††††††††††††† N†††††††††††† Q7††††††††††††††††† (1)Some may play this as a splinter agreeing ís

6 ††††††††††††††††††† W††† E††††††††† AKJ10843†††† †††††

AKQ††††††††††††††††† S††††††††††††† J105††††††††††††††† †††††

AJ98752††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 6 ††††††††††††††††††††††††

††††††††††††††††††††††† AK9654†††††† ††††††††††††††††† South starts with the A,K and switches to the 9.

Q975††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† Plan the play.

87†††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††

K

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

The problem is recognizing that there is a problem. After winning the switch it seems routine to play A,K and continue with a honor. But that is not good enough when South turns up with Q975. If ís had been 3-2 it would all be over but the 4-1 break meant minus one: South took the Q and exited with the K. That left declarer in dummy and whether a or a came next Southís 9 will score for the setting trick.

To guard against this possibility, declarer should cash the A after winning the switch. Then comes the A,K,Jon which dummyís A,K are discarded. South wins the 3rd , but any return gives East the lead and he can draw the last trump. Eastís J,10 meant that he could afford to jettison the high ís from dummy.

 

And what happened at the Pattaya Bridge Club? 4 was bid only twice and made both times. Other contracts were pretty random: 3NT -3, 6-2 and 4*(S)-2 and -3.

 

 

 

Daveís 2nd Column†† Here is Daveís 2nd input the play of the hand.

 

West††††††††††††††† East††††††††††††††††††††††††† You are East, declarer in 6 after North has opened with.

5†††††††††††††††††† AKQ108743 †††††† a 3 pre-empt. South leads the Q, you win and draw

A109††††††††††† K††† †††††††††††††††††††† trumps in three rounds Ė South having a singleton .

9532†††††††††††† KQ††††††††††††††††††††††Plan the play.

Q10432†††††† A7

 


Daveís 2nd Column answer††††††††††† Board 24 from Wednesday 8th

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Dealer:†††††††††††† J92†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Book bidding

South†††††††††††††† 43†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† West††††††††† North†††††††† East††††††††††† South

Both vul††††††††††† AJ108764†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††-†††††††††††††††† 3†††††††††††††4NT(1)††††† pass

††††††††††††††††††††††† 6††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 5††††††††††††† pass ††††††††† 6††††††††††††† all pass

 

5 ††††††††††††††††††††††† N†††††††††††† AKQ108743(1)A 4NT bid after a pre-empt is used by some

A109††††††††††††† W††† E††††††††† K††††††††††††††††††† †††† to show an extreme two suiter. Showing a

9532†††††††††††††††††† S††††††††††††† KQ†††††††††††††††† †††††strong hand with both minors with 4NT is

Q10432†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† A7††††††††††††††††† ††††† sensible after a major suit pre-empt, but

††††††††††††††††††††††† 6†††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††† appeals less for a major-minor two suiter

QJ87652††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††† after a three level per-empt. Anyway, this

-†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††book auction assumes that 4NT is simple

KJ985††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Blackwood.

 

South leads the Q. You win and draw trumps in three rounds, South holding a singleton Plan the play.

The lead makes it clear that South is void in ís. Declarer wins the K and draws trumps in three rounds. When North follows to three ís, you can place North with 7 ís, 3 ís and at least one .

You have to try to dispose of your ís and there is no immediate access to dummy. No problem. Just enlist the aid of the opposition.

After drawing trumps, continue with the A and another (playing the Q if South plays low). This would fail only if North started with Kx. When South takes the K he has to surrender the lead to dummy and Eastís two ís are discarded on the A and Q.

 

And what happened at the Pattaya Bridge Club? 4+2 twice, 4+1 three times and 5NT=.

 

 


A silly redouble††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Board 4 from Friday 10th

 

Dealer:†††††††††††† 108†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Table A

West††††††††††††††† 109862†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† West(D)†††† North†††††††† East††††††††† South

both vul††††††††††† 10976†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††pass†††††††††† pass†††††††††† 1†††††††††† dbl††

††††††††††††††††††††††† AK†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† redbl(1)††† 1††††††††††††† pass ††††††† pass

2†††† (2)††† 2††† ††††††††† 3†††††††††† 3

7652†††††††††††††††††† N†††††††††††††† AQ93†††††††††††††††† all pass

J†††††††††††††††††††† W††† E††††††††††† A75††††††††††††† ††††

AK5†††††††††††††††††† S††††††††††††††† Q2†††††††††††††††††††††Table B

J10983†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 7652††††††††††† ††††† West(D)†††† North†††††††† East††††††††† South

KJ4††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† pass†††††††††† pass†††††††††† 1†† (1)††† dbl†† (2)

KQ43†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1††† (1)††††† 2††††††††††††† 2††††††††††† 3

J843††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† 3††† ††† ††††† all pass

Q4††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

Table A:†††† (1)What did you bid with this West hand D in this weekís quiz? 9 points is enough for a redouble, but it generally shows shortage in partnerís suit and a desire to defend a doubled contract. With 5 cards in partnerís suit this hand certainly cannot defend a low level contract and I donít like this redouble at all.

(2)West has a 2nd chance to mention his ís but failed to do so.

Table B:†††† (3)This West got it right by simply bidding his suit, and this is my answer to question D

 

And what happened? 3(N)= twice, 3(W)= and 2(W)+1.

The bottom lines: -

-         Redouble shows the balance of power, generally short in partnerís suit and looking for a penalty.

 

 


Is it an opener?††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Board 6 from Friday 10th

 

Itís not often that we get a pass-out on Monday or Friday as the dealing program is set to give at least one player 12 or more points. Surprisingly three out of four tables passed this one out, so I thought Iíd have a look at it.

 

Dealer:†††††††††††† Q92††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Table A

East††††††††††††††††† Q432††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† West††††††††† North†††††††† East(F)†††† South

E-W vul†††††††††† QJ5†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††-†††††††††††††††† -†††††††††††††††† pass (1)††† pass

††††††††††††††††††††††† KJ7††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† pass†††† ††††† pass

 

A83††††††††††††††††††† N†††††††††††††† KJ†††††††††††††††††††††

A85††††††††††††††† W††† E††††††††††† KJ9††††††††††††† †††† Table B

643†††††††††††††††††††† S††††††††††††††† A9872†††††††††††††††West††††††††† North†††††††† East(F)†††† South

Q653†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1082††††††††††††††††† -†††††††††††††††† -†††††††††††††††† 1††† (1)†††pass

107654†††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1NT†††††††††† pass†††††††††† 2††† (2)†††all pass

1076††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

K10††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††

A94†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

Table A:†††† (1)Did you open this East hand F(a) in this weekís quiz? It is 12 points but the KJ doubleton is bad. However, this is offset by a 5-card suit with excellent intermediates and intermediates in ís and ís. Perhaps the over-riding fact is that it conforms with the rule of 20.

Table B:†††† (1)This East got it right by simply opening 1 and I totally agree and this is the answer to question F(a).

(2)   What did you bid with this East hand F(b) in this weekís quiz? Partnerís 1NT response has denied a 4-card major and so 2 will normally be much safer than 1NT, especially as the opening lead may well come up to one of the major suit tenaces.

 

And what happened? Pass out 3 times, 2+1 for a clear top.

The bottom lines: -

-         Upgrade for good intermediates, especially in a long suit.

-         Downgrade for a holding such as KJ doubleton

-         Obey the rule of 20

 

 

 


Bidding Quiz Answers

 

Hand A:††† 2 - that is if you play Drury. Otherwise itís a toss up between 2and 3. In my opinion this hand, with its 3334 shape and loads of quacks is not worth an invitational 3 opposite a 3rd seat opener and so, with a partner not playing Drury, I bid 2 which was passed out and made exactly.

Hand B:††† pass. Partner has heard that you have ís and ís. He has a weak hand with probably six ís and wants to play there. Itís a mis-fit, so DO NOT bid NoTrumps.

Hand C:††† pass, and pass partnerís re-opening double. You probably have a vulnerable game but maybe not (one did go down) and you may well get 800 (you did),

Hand D:††† 1. Redouble is a very poor bid with 5 cards in partnerís suit.

Hand E:††† double, automatic. Trust partner, he can see the vulnerability as well as you can and if he thinks itís best to go for a penalty then trust him.

Hand F:†††† (a)1. The KJ are bad, but the hand has great intermediates and conforms with the rule of 20.

(b)2. Partner has denied a 4-card major so 2 should be safer, especially with any major suit lead coming up to your tenaces.

 

Bidding Sequence Quiz Answers

 

G†††† 1††††† 2†††† dbl†††† pass ††††† The double promises 4+ ís

2†††††pass 2††††† ††††††††††††† The 2 bid shows a weak hand with 5, probably 6, ís and a desire to play in 2.

H†††† 1††††† 2†††† pass†† 2 †††††††† Most play this as constructive but non forcing

J††††† 1††††† 2†††† pass†† 3 †††††††† This is up to partnership understanding, weak or strong. If you play sequence H as forcing then this is clearly pre-emptive.

K†††† 1††††† 2†††† pass†† 2 †††††††† The 2 cue bid of the opponentís suit is generally played as the unassuming cue bid, usually showing a sound raise to three or better of partnerís suit. Cue bids of opponentís suit do not need alerting.

L††††† 1†††† dbl†††† redbl †††††††††††† redbl shows 9+ points and generally shortage in partnerís suit and looking to defend a doubled contract.

M††† 1††††† pass†† 2†††† pass

2NT†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2NT here is 12-14, partner has promised 10+ for his 2 bid.

N†††† 1††††† pass†† 2††††† pass

2NT†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2NT here is 18-19, partner has only promised 6-9 for his 2 bid.

 

       

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