Bridge I.Q. Lesson

Monday, January 26, 2015 - 1:00pm
Lesson Type: Declarer play

 

Dlr: South
Vul: None
 
 
  AKJ75
  J75
  85
  QJ4
 
 
 
 
  1083
  109
  J96
  108532
  Q42
  KQ843
  Q1074  
  9
 
 
 
 
  96
  A62
  AK32
  AK76  
 
 
 
 

 

 South  West  North  East
 1D  Pass  1S  Pass
 2NT  Pass  3C  Pass
 3NT  Pass  Pass  Pass
Opening Lead  Heart 10

 

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Bridge Q.& A.

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Question:  I opened 1 club and my partner responded 1 spade. I bid 1 no trump and my partner responded 2 hearts. Is that bid forcing? 

Answer: No. If partner has 5 spades and 4 hearts with at least invitatioinal values he should use new minor forcing. A fit in either major can be found. Partner's bid showed 5 spades and 4 hearts and fewer than 10 points. 

                 

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Write your answer to quiz@bridgeprojoe.com and you may be one of the monthly winners who wins a free play with Joe.  Check back on Monday for the best answer.

               You have:

                     QJ10765 

                     AKJ875

                     J 

                    Void

               You open 1 spade. Partner responds 1 no trump. You bid 2 hearts. Partner bids 2 spades. You bid? 

                      

 

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