Daily Problem 4162 – The wild, wild West
28 Mar

East dealer : Both vulnerable

West North East South
- - - - - - Pass 3
Pass 4 (1) Pass 4 (1)
Pass 4 (1) Pass 5 (1)
Pass 6 All Pass  

(1) Cue-bid, spades as trumps 

The cue-bids show first- or second round control. What would you lead as West from:

10 4
7 6 5
A J 10
A 9 5 4 3

27 Mar

West dealer : Both vulnerable

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


(1) Weak two, 5 or 6 spades

What should North do now with:
Q 10
10 8 5
10 5 4 3
A 6 4 3

26 Mar

Teams: East dealer : Nil vulnerable

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

What would you do as South with:
10 4 2
K J 3
A 8 6
7 6 5 4

25 Mar

North dealer : Both vulnerable

West North East South
- - - 2NT (1) Pass 4
Dble (2) Pass 4 Pass
Pass ?    

(1) Weak, both minors
(2) For takeout
What should North do now with:

7 5
10
J 8 6 5 4
A Q 9 7 6

 

24 Mar

South dealer : North-South vulnerable

West North East South
- - - - - - - - - 2 (1)
Pass 2 (2) Pass 3
Dble (3) 4 4 ?

(1) Weak two in hearts or spades
(2) Pass if you have spades, bid on with hearts
(3) Takeout double

What should South do with:

8 5 2
K 9 8 7 5 2
K 7
Q 6

 

23 Mar

North dealer : Both vulnerable

West North East South
- - - Pass Pass 1
1 2 (1) Pass 4
?      

(1) Heart raise, 8-10 points

What would you do as West with:

A Q 7 5 3 2
- - -
J 8 7 5 2
A Q

 

22 Mar

North dealer : Nil vulnerable

West North East South
- - - 1 Pass 4
4 ! All Pass    

What would you do as West with:

K 8 7 4 3 2
- - -
A 4
10 7 6 4 3

21 Mar

(a) West dealer : Both vulnerable

West North East South
1 Pass ?  

What would you do as East with:
5 3
A 10 7 6 4
6 4 2
7 4 3

(b) East dealer : Both vulnerable

West North East South
- - - - - - 1 Pass
?      

What would you do as West with:
KJ743
86
1085
976

20 Mar

West dealer : North-South vulnerable

West North East South
Pass Pass 4 5
Pass ?    

Playing teams, what action would you take with

7 2
J 6 4
K 10 9 4 3
K 106

19 Mar

Dealer South : Both vulnerable

  • North
  • Q 8 6
  • Q 8 7 5 3
  • A Q J 8
  • 10
  • West
  • K 10 4
  • 4
  • 10 9 4
  • A Q 9 8 5 3

 

 

West North East South
- - - - - - - - - 1
2 4 (1) 5 5
All Pass      


(1) Heart support, good hand, short in clubs

West leads the A: ten, king from East, jack.
What should West play at trick 2?

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