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What was the trick in the quiz? This quiz is a copy of the March 2006 quiz. Wanted to see if any one would notice, but no one mentioned it.

There was a tie for first with 6/6 correct and both gave good discussions of
their bids: **Zandy Rizzo** and **Priscilla Kim**. There was a five-way
tie for third place with 5/6 correct.
We had a record
number of entries, ten in all, thanks for participating!

Partner opens 1S, what do you bid?

**♠**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

**♠**K 10 4**♥**J 7 5 3 2**♦**7 65**♣**4 2

Answer – Pass

You only have 4 points

**♠**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. Some bid 2S or 3S, but 4S is best

**♠**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. 2H is a possible bid, but a 5 card Heart suit would be better. Most of the students are learning to go right to game with this type hand, so 3NT seems best.

**♠**Q 7**♥**K Q 10 4**♦**7 6 5**♣**8

Answer – 1NT

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

**♠**Q 7**♥**K 10 4**♦**A K 6 5 2**♣**7 3 2

Answer – will accept two answers, 2 Diamonds or 2NT

You have 12 points and 5 nice Diamonds so you could bid 2D, or you could invite to game with 2NT, but I think your bad clubs makes 2D a better bid.