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March 2006 Quiz Answers and Discussion

The winner was Lauren Pinion, who got four out of six correct.

 

Partner opens 1S, what do you bid?

 

  1.   Q 7 5 3       9 8 4 2       A 6 5       Q 2

 

Answer – 2 Spades

            You have 8 points and 4 spades, (9+ spade fit) so you can bid 2S

 

  1.   K 10 4     ♥   J 7 5 3 2       7 65       4 2

             Answer – Pass

You only have 4 points

  1.   Q 9 7 5 3 2       Q 4 2       8 6 5       7

             Answer – 4 Spades

With 6 Spades, your side has 11+ Spades.  Shut out the competition from bidding with this 4S preemptive bid.

  1.   Q 9        A K 4 2       Q 6 5 2       Q 7 2

             Answer – 3NT

You have 13 points, enough for game, but only 2 Spades

  1.   Q 7       K Q 10 4       7 6 5     8 7 3 2

             Answer – 1NT

You have only 2 Spades and 7 points.  Not enough for spade support or game invitation.

  1.   Q 7      ♥  K 10 4        A K 6 5 2       7 3 2

             Answer – 2 Diamonds

You have 12 points and 5 nice Diamonds.  You have enough to bid at the 2 level, but can’t support spades with only two.