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February 2007 Quiz Answers and Discussion

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?

 

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

  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.  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.

  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 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.