Bridge I.Q. Lesson

Monday, June 22, 2015 - 8:30am
Lesson Type: Declarer play

 

Dlr: East
Vul: Both
 
 
  2
  AK1063
  J97
  AK87
 
 
 
 
   85
  Q4
  K854
  J10953
  AQ7643
  985
  Q102  
  2
 
 
 
 
  KJ109
  J72
  A63  
  Q64  
 
 
 
 

 

 East  South  West  North
 2 Spades  Pass  Pass  3 Hearts
 Pass  3 No Trump  Pass  Pass
 Pass      
Opening Lead  Spade 8

 

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Question:  I held:

                          KJ10643

                          8

                          86

                          K743

               My partner opened 1 diamond and I responded 1 spade. Partner now bid 3 no trump, and I thought I should bid 4 spades since I had a 6 card suit and a singleton heart. My partner had only 1 spade and I went down. 3 No trump would have made. Should I have left it there?

Answer: Yes. This auction does not show a balanced hand. Partner probablty has a long diamond suit and is too strong to bid 3 diamonds. With a balanced hand partner would either open 2 no trump or rebid 2 no trump. He did not promise you 2 spades.  

 

 

 

                       

 

                      

 

                                    

 

                   

                             

                 

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               You have:

                    10764

                    K65 

                    J

                    A9763

         You left hand opponent opens 1 diamond. Your partner overcalls 1 no trump. Right hand opponent passes. What do you bid?

 

 

         

 

 

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