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Answers to problems Julian Pottage

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W N E S W N E S

Hand 1 1´ Pass Hand 4 1™ Pass 1NT

´A 2t Pass 2´ Pass ´AJ9542 ?

™A542 ? ™86

tAJ8763 t K 10 3 2 2´. Points are not every-

®K 4 3™. You cannot be sure ®3 thing! A 6-4 shape has

of the best contract. It great playing potential.

might be 3NT, 4´, 5t or On the losing trick count,

even 6t. Although you are unlikely to you have seven losers – certainly fine for an

have a 4-4 heart fit (partner did not rebid overcall when you have a six-card suit.

2™), showing your secondary heart suit is While you might get another chance if you

your most descriptive action. As a res - pass on this round, by bidding 2´ you stop

ponder’s reverse at the three level, 3™ North from rebidding 2™ or 2®.

creates a game force.

W N E S

W N E S Hand 5 1™ Pass

Hand 2 1® Pass ´ 10 8 5 1NT Pass 2® Pass

´J9732 1´ Pass 1NT Pass ™9 ?

™Q2 ? t K Q 10 9 5 3

t A 10 2 ®Q 8 6 2t. Partner may well

®8 6 4 Pass. You have already have only four clubs, in

shown your spades. Now which case 2® would be

partner has made a a 4-3 fit. With six good diamonds, you are

limit bid and you know the values for happy to play in the suit even facing a

game will not be present. Bidding 2´ singleton. A good rule of thumb on this

might improve the contract – if partner sort of auction is that you can introduce a

happens to have three spades – but it six-card suit at the two level or a seven-

could easily make it worse. carder at the three level.

November 12–14, 2010

Seniors Hand 3

W N E S

1NT Pass Hand 6

W N

1t

E S

Pass 1´

Congress ´K852 ? ´AJ3 ?

Daventry, ™K86 ™AJ

Daventry Hotel (Barceló), tJ8732 2®. You can use Stay- t987543 Pass. With your long

Sedgemoor Way, Daventry, ®3 man on a weak hand if ®6 5 suit bid on your left,

NN11 0SG ( 01327 307000 you can afford to pass there is nothing positive

any rebid by opener. You you can do. You just have

Green-pointed

could easily have an eight-card spade fit or to pass and hope that the opponents bid

Championship Pairs, Swiss

Pairs &

an even better fit in diamonds. If partner too high – or maybe partner can do

Swiss Teams for players born rebids 2™ and plays in a 4-3 heart fit, at something.

in or before 1951 least any club ruffs will be in the short

trump hand. In contrast to Hand 2, this Send us your problem hands!

time bidding is much more likely to E-mail elena@ebu.co.uk

improve the contract than make it worse.

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