New Prize Leads Quiz CLUB PLAYER’S
OPENING leads are often subjective and
virtually any opening lead can be successful THIS MONTH’S ON each of the following problems,
you are West. What should you bid
some of the time. However, bridge is in
many ways a game of percentages and
QUIZ with each hand on the given auction?
Julian Pottage gives his answers on
therefore certain leads will gain more often page 44.
than others. In each issue you will be given Hand 1
three hands and the bidding on each, and ´ 75
you are asked to choose your opening leads ™ AJ62
Hand 1 W N E S
from those proposed by our Quizmaster. t KJ853
´KJ85 Pass Pass 1® Pass
Answers will be in the next issue. In each ® 64
™ K 10 7 1´ Pass 1NT Pass
problem you are on lead as West. t95 ?
West North East South ® K 10 9 8
Pass 1´ Pass 1NT2
makers of playing cards since 1824 Pass 3NT All Pass
www.piatnik.co.uk 1 Precision, 11-15, at least two diamonds Hand 2 W N E S
2 11-13 balanced ´AJ7542 1NT
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Again we have an auction with different t9432
methods. What do you lead? ® A 10
Pick your lead out of: (a) ´7; (b) ™2;
(c) t5; (d)®6.
Hand 3 W N E S
´ 9432 1t 1™
t 10 6 5
´ 72 ® K Q 10 8 3
This elegant twin-pack of Piatnik playing
cards (‘White & Red Beauty’) is the prize on ™ Q53
offer this month.
For information on the new Piatnik
Hand 4 W N E S
cards visit www.gibsonsgames.co.uk
´ 10 6 Pass 1™ Dble
West North East South ™A8743 ?
There are TWO categories in our 1NT t9
competition: up to and including Master, Pass 3NT All Pass ® J 10 9 6 4
and those with higher ranking. Please
Pick your lead out of: (a) ´7; (b) ™3;
indicate on the top left-hand corner of (c) t2; (d) a club.
the envelope, or in the e-mail subject
line, the category for which you are Hand 5 W N E S
HHHHH ´Q9765 Pass Pass 1t Pass
entering. The first correct entry in each
™AK98 1´ Pass 2NT Pass
category out of a hat will win the
Hand 3 tJ86 ?
prize. The Editor’s decision is final. ®8
´ Q 10 7 5
Entries to the Editor, Leads Quiz, t KJ
23 Erleigh Road, Reading RG1 5LR, ® Q 10 3
Hand 6 W N E S
or e-mail email@example.com
´ 93 1t Pass 2® Pass
by 20th April 2013. West North East South ™ KJ96 ?
1t Dble tAQJ63
Please make sure you include your full Redble Pass Pass 1™ ®A9
postal address AND rank Dble All Pass
even if entering by e-mail and/or Pick your lead out of: (a) ´5; (b) ™3;
you have entered before! (c) tK; (d) ®3. r
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