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Bidding and card Play Problems from the Open and Ladies Italian Teams Championships Second Bulletin

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Bidding and card Play Problems from the Open and Ladies Italian Teams Championships Second Bulletin

Saturday May 14 2016

Problem 1 

Pairs, All Vulnerable

spade suit A 3 2  heart K 4 diamond suit 7 5 4 2 club K 10 6 3

The bidding:

West North East South
 1heart Pass  1NT
Pass 2club Pass ?

Problem 2

Pairs, All Vulnerable

spade suit 6 3  heart A Q 5 diamond suit A J 10 7 4 3 club K 6

The bidding:

West North East South
 1diamond suit
Pass 3diamond suit Pass ?

Problem 3

Pairs, South declarer

The bidding:

West North East South/UD
 1NT
2spade suit 3club Pass 3NT
The End
 5 2
 8 3
 K J 4
 K Q 10 6 4 3
 K 7 4
 K Q 6
 A 6 5 3 2
 A 8

Lead: spade suitQ

Plan the play…

Solutions

Problem 1 

Pairs, All Vulnerable

spade suit A 3 2  heart K 4 diamond suit 7 5 4 2 club K 10 6 3

The Bidding:

West North East South
 1heart Pass  1NT
Pass 2club Pass ?

2spade suit illogical. You can not have spades after you answered 1NT over your partner’s 1heart opening bid on your first turn . Therefore, in this sequence you are describing a hand not good to repeat NT and with a very good fit in clubs (you have all your points in your partner’s suits and the ace in his short suit).


Problem 2

Pairs, All Vulnerable

spade suit 6 3  heart A Q 5 diamond suit A J 10 7 4 3 club K 6

The Bidding:

West North East South
 1diamond suit
Pass 3diamond suit Pass ?

3heart: you cant pass with your hand (14 very nice points). You do not know if the best game is 3NT (you dont have a spade stopper) or 5diamond suit. That’s why you bid 3heart, your partner has denied hearts, so you dont risk a support bid … If your partner has a spade stopper he will say 3NT, and if he doesn’t you will play 4diamond suit o 5diamond suit.


Problem 3

Pairs, Declarer South

The Bidding:

West North East South/YOU
1NT
2spade suit 3club Pass 3NT
The End
 5 2
 8 3
 K J 4
 K Q 10 6 4 3
 K 7 4
 K Q 6
 A 6 5 3 2
 A 8

Lead: spade suitQ

Plan your play?

In this hand, it is easy to risk being distracted, take immediately, play the ace of clubs and play clubs. With the hand below, however, you will end up down:

aaxx bis

There are two ways to make nine tricks.

The first is to make: 1 spade, 2 diamonds and 6 clubs.

The second is to make: 1 spade, 5 diamonds and 3 clubs.

You should try both. But you have to make 5 diamond tricks, you must probably finesse dummy’s valet (play the ace and the king while you have communication with clubs, to play for the Qx is against the chances).

Therefore, win the first trick, play a club to dummy’s king and repeat another club to the ace. If the suit is OK, go back to dummy with the king of diamonds and run the club suit.

In this hand, however, West discards a heart in the second round of clubs. Therefore, you have to play a diamond to dummy’s jack, and continue with the ace and claim your nine tricks. This is a case in which to collect first the honor of the short side (the ace of clubs) does not work.

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