Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Bridge Quiz Answers for March 4

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Bridge Quiz Answers for March 4

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Q 1 Vulnerable, as South, you hold:

K Q J 10 6 5 8 8 4 A K 10 6

Partner opens the bidding with one heart. What do you respond?

A These days you make a jump shift as responder with a hand that meets one of two criteria one containing a self-sufficient suit of its own, or a powerful hand with support for partners suit. This hand certainly meets the first of these, so jump to two spades.

Q 2 Vulnerable, you hold:

A K J 4 2 9 5 K 10 A Q J 6

Partner opens the bidding with one heart. What do you respond?

A While this hand is considerably stronger than the one above, it meets neither of the criteria for a jump shift. Bid one spade.

Q 3 Both vulnerable, as South, you hold:

A K 9 4 A 6 Q 10 9 2 10 5 4

The bidding has proceeded:

WEST NORTH EAST SOUTH

1NT Pass Pass ?

What action do you take?

A The auction marks partner with some strength so there is little to choose between defending or trying to buy the hand. …

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