Daily Problem 4172 – All the way
27 Jul

West dealer : Both vulnerable

  • North
  • 10 7 2
  • A 7 6 2
  • 5
  • K Q J 10 5
  • East
  • A J 9 4
  • 10 4
  • A K Q 8
  • 8 4 2

 

West
North
East
South
Pass Pass 1 1
2 4 (1) Pass 4
All pass      

 

(1) Fit-showing jump

West leads the J. Plan the defence.

26 Jul
25 Jul

North dealer : Nil vulnerable

West
North
East
South
--- 2 (1) 2 (2) Pass
?      

(1) Weak, both majors
(2) For takeout, both minors, preference for diamonds

What should West do with:
A Q 5 3 2
9 5
A 8 2
9 4 3

24 Jul
West
North
East
South
Pass 1 Pass 1
Pass 1NT Pass 2 (1)
Pass 2 Pass 4
All pass      

 

(1) Artificial, forcing inquiry

With matchpoint scoring, what would you lead as West from:


10 6 5
10 8 4
10 7 6 5 3
A Q

23 Jul

Playing 1NT as 15-17, would you open 1 with these cards?


A 5 2
K J 5 4 2
A 9
A 10 3

22 Jul

Partner opens 1NT, 11-14 balanced, and a 2 inquiry reveals partner has five hearts. What is your ambition (a) at pairs (b) at teams if you hold:


A Q 6
A Q 8 3
A Q 6
Q J 2

21 Jul

South dealer: Nil vulnerable

West
North
East
South
--- --- --- 1NT (1)
?      

 

(1) 11-14 points

What would you do as West with:


A K Q J 8 6
J 5 4
9 6
8 7

Suppose you have decided to pass 1NT and North raises to 3NT, passed back to you. What action would take (a) playing pairs (b) at teams?

 

20 Jul

East dealer : East-West vulnerable

West
North
East
South
--- --- Pass 1
Pass 1 Pass 3
Pass 3 Pass 3NT
Pass 6 All pass  

 

What would you lead as West from:


A 10 9 5
J 4
A Q 6 3
6 5 4

19 Jul

West opens 1NT, 15-18. How would you plan the bidding as East with:


---
9 8
A 10 7 6 4 3
K Q 8 5 4

The opponents are silent.

 

18 Jul

East dealer : North-South vulnerable

  • North
  • J 3
  • 8 7 6
  • K 8 7 3 2
  • 10 9 5
  • East
  • K 6
  • J 10 9 5 2
  • A 9 6
  • Q 7 4
West
North
East
South
--- --- Pass 1
Dble 3 (1) 4 5
Pass Pass Dble All pass
       

(1) Pre-emptive raise.

West leads the Q. How should East defend?

 

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