Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Ready for the Rest of Your Competition Answers?

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Ready for the Rest of Your Competition Answers?

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Here are the answers to the subsidiary questions in my Christmas Competition.

3. Look only at the East hand. After opening one diamond, what should he rebid when West responds (a) one heart; (b) one spade; (c) one no-trump; (d) two clubs; (e) two no-trump, balanced, no four- card major, game-invitational; (f) three spades, a splinter bid showing good diamond support, at least game-going values and a singleton or void in spades.

The answers are: (a) one spade; (b) two spades (although three spades isn't wrong); (c) pass (although two clubs could work out well); (d) three clubs; (e) pass; (f) three no-trump (warning partner of good spades).

4. Look only at the South hand. North opens one club, South responds one heart, and North rebids (a) one spade; (b) two diamonds; (c) two no-trump. …

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