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


Hand A†††††††††† Hand B†††††††††† With Hand A you open 1 and partner bids 2, what now?


AKJ106††††††† KQJ10987

KJ53††††††††††† AQ42††††††††

K73††††††††††††† A4†††††††††††††††With Hand B you open 1 and partner bids 1NT, what now?

9††††††††††††††††† -

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Bidding Sequence Quiz


C†††† 1††††† pass†† 2††††† pass††††††

††††††† 4†††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††† what is 4?†††††††††††††††


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The bridge on Monday 19th April will be cancelled due to Soncran. We will play as usual the rest of Soncran week as the traffic/water are not too bad on the other days.



Daveís Column†††††††††† Here is Daveís first input, this time on defense.


Dealer:†††††††††††† 97†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Book Bidding

East††††††††††††††††† A7††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† West††††††††† North†††††††† East††††††††††† South

Both vul††††††††††† QJ964†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††-†††††††††††††††† -†††††††††††††††† 1††††††††††††† pass

††††††††††††††††††††††† Q873†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2††††††††††††† pass†††††††††† 4†† (1)††††† pass

4††† (2)††††† all pass

††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† N†††††††††††† AKJ106†††††††††††††††

††††† ††††††††††††††††††† W††† E††††††††† KJ53††††††††††††† (1)splinter.†††††

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† S††††††††††††† K73†††††††††††††††


You are North, defending against 4, and lead the Q. Partner plays the 8 and declarer plays low from both hands. How do you continue?


Daveís Column answer††††††††††††††† ††††† Board 10 from Wednesday 7th ††††


Dealer:†††††††††††† 97†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††† Book Bidding

East††††††††††††††††† A7††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† West††† ††††† North†††††††† East(A)††††††††††††† South

Both vul††††††††††† QJ964†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††-†††††††††††††††† -†††††††††††††††† 1††† ††††††††† pass

††††††††††††††††††††††† Q873†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2††† ††††††††† pass†††††††††† 4†† (1)††††† pass

4††† (2)††††† all pass

Q3††††††††††††††††††††† N†††††††††††† AKJ106††††††††† †††††

Q10986††††††††† W††† E††††††††† KJ53††††††††††††† (1)splinter.†††††

1052†††††††††††††††††† S††††††††††††† K73†††††††††††††††(2)AKJ are wasted opposite shortage.

AKJ†††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† 9†††††††††††††††††††††††††

††††††††††††††††††††††† 8542†††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††† ††††† ††††

42†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† You are North and lead the Q. Partner plays the 8

A8††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† and declarer plays low from both hands.

106542††††††††††††††††††††††††† How do you continue?†††


Continue with the 9 to show partner that your entry is not in ís. If he started with the doubleton A, he will return a as a switch is obviously hopeless. When you win with the A you will play another and give partner a ruff.

Note that if South plays anything other than a trump, declarer will make the contract by discarding a on the K.

Southís 8 should not be fromA82 but could be from A108. He will assume that you want a count and make that signal, as his attitude towards ís will be clear when the Q holds the trick. If he had A108 he would play the A or 10 on the second round (depending on declarerís play) and attempt to cash a third round of the suit.


And what happened at the Pattaya bridge club? 4+1 twice, 4= and 4-1 three times.




Daveís 2nd Column†††††††† Here is Daveís second problem, on the play of the hand.


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

3†††††††††††††††††† KQJ10987†††††††††† ††††††† -†††††††††††††††††† -†††††††††††††††† -†††††††††††††† 1

J3†††††††††††††††† AQ42†††††††††††††††††††††††††† pass†††††††††††† 1NT†††††††††† pass†††††††† 4

J10852††††††††† A4†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††all pass

KQ742††††††† -†††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††

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You are South, declarer in 4. Plan the play after West leads the J to the K, Aand you ruff.

Daveís 2nd Column answer††††††††††††† Board 11 from Wednesday 7th


Dealer:†††††††††††† 3†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Book Bidding

South†††††††††††††† J3†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† West††† ††††† North†††††††† East††††††††††† South(B)

Love all††††††††††† J10852††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††† -†††††††††††††††† -†††††††††††††††† -†††††††††††††††† 1

††††††††††††††††††††††† KQ742††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† pass ††††††††† 1NT†††††††††† pass†††††††††† 4(1)

all pass

A4††††††††††††††††††††† N†††††††††††† 652††††††††††††††††

875†††††††††††††††† W††† E††††††††† K1096††††† (1)What did you bid with this hand B in this weekís

K763††††††††††††††††† S††††††††††††† Q9††††††††††††††††† quiz? It is so unlikely that ís will play better

J1098†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† A653††††††††††††† than ís that you jump to 4 on the second round,

KQJ10987 ††††††††††††† ††††††††††† keeping further information from the opponents.

AQ42†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††


-†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Plan the play after West leads the J. K, A, 7.†††††


It was lucky that West did not lead a or a , but even so you might lose one , two ís and one . If only you could get to dummy, you could cash the K and discard one of those losers. But how do you get over there?

At trick two, lead the Q from hand. Here, if East wins with the K and shifts to a , you win with the A, cross to the J and discard the 4 (or a low ) on the K. And if East ducks his K, you cash the A, ruff a in dummy and again play the K for a discard.


And what happened at the Pattaya bridge club? 4=, 2+1, 4-1 twice, 6-3 and 4-3.




Current club championship standings



Gold Cup = Best 30

Silver Plate = Best 10

Bronze Medal = Best 5











1806.5 Janne Roos

644.3 Janne Roos

641.2 Hans Vikman

633.7 Paul Quodomine

620.3 Tomas Wikman

619.8 Lars Broman

609.5 Duplessy & Coutlet

606.1 Jean Wissing

590.6 Bengt Malgren

580.4 Holger Renken

573.5 Tom Grovslien

329.6 Tomas Wikman

328.0 Janne Roos

327.9 Hans Vikman

322.9 Lars Broman

319.6 Paul Quodomine

319.6 Sally Watson

319.5 Duplessy & Coutlet

318.6 Jean Wissing

308.2 Bob Short

304.5 Bengt Malmgren



Well done Janne to be the first to qualify for the Gold cup, but it is early days yet and more will be joining him soon.


Hansí Column†††††††††††† Something new this week Ė a column by Hans Vikman


Throw a winner and get two tricks back.

It's a good rule to take tricks on your big cards when you play bridge but not always.
This is board is nr 20 from Mondayís tournament. I was sitting W and was the dealer. The bidding went

W   N    E    S
P     P   P    1D
P  1NT   P    P
My partner started with K,Q in hearts and the dummy took with the A the third time and I discarded a club. Now he played diamond to K, J and a small to A,Q. This time I discarded a spade. Then spade to Q in the hand and then the A. Mine and the dummyís cards were


If I keep my big K of spade I have to give him one more trick in clubs at the ending. But I threw away the K under the A hoping that my partner had the J and so it was. Then he got an entry to his big hearts and we took the rest. So this time it was a good idea to throw away a big card. But I promise you that almost every time it's best to take tricks on them :)



Bidding Quiz Answers


Hand A:††† 4, a splinter promising 4 card support, shortage (singleton or void) and values for at least game with slam interest.

Hand B:††† 4. With this solid suit it is unlikely that ís will play better than ís and if you bid ís you run the risk of playing in say a 4-3 fit rather than say a 7-1 fit.


Bidding Sequence Quiz Answer


C†††† 1††††† pass†† 2††††† pass†††††† †††††† 4 is a splinter, supporting ís and showing shortage.

4†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† Splinters may be made by either opener or responder. †††††††


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