Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Bridge Column for July 10

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Bridge Column for July 10

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Q 1 * Neither vulnerable, as South, you hold:

7 6 3 K 8 2 J 8 6 K Q J 2

WEST NORTH EAST SOUTH

1 3 Dbl* ?

*Negative, values with no clear bid

What call would you make?

A * Will you defend four of a major if the opponents want to play there? If yes, then pass or bid four diamonds. If no, bid five diamonds right away. We think it's very close.

Q 2 * North-South vulnerable, as South, you hold:

A K Q 10 J 7 6 4 K 10 9 3 8

SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST

1 Pass 1 2

?

What call would you make?

A * Four clubs would be a splinter bid, promising four-card heart support and short clubs, but it would also promise a better hand. This hand isn't good enough. Bid three hearts.

Q 3 * East-West vulnerable, as South, you hold:

J 8 6 3 Q J A 5 4 2 A 6 2

Partner opens one club and right-hand opponent passes. What call would you make? …

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