Club player’s 28–30 October 2011
bidding REALLY EASY
Answers to problems
on page 44
W N E S W N E S
Hand 1 1NT Pass 2® Pass Hand 4 1® Pass 1´
´ Q J 10 3 2™ Pass 3NT Pass ´A ?
™ AK92 ? ™AK98 Wroxton House Hotel
tQ43 tK8763 Double. When the op- Wroxton St Mary, Banbury,
®53 4´. Partner guarantees a ®543 ponents have bid two Oxfordshire OX15 6QB
major to use Stayman on suits, a take-out double
( 01295 730777 (ref. 27234)
this sequence. You know shows the other two suits
this major is not hearts, which means it and opening values. This describes your The hotel package is £160 per person
must be spades. You therefore convert to hand nicely. (£133 per person sharing).
the known 4-4 fit. Make reservations directly
with the hotel.
W N E S
W N E S Hand 5 1® Dble 1´ Bridge fees: £39 per person
Hand 2 1® Pass ´ 10 ?
Four sessions of bridge plus two
´KJ843 1´ Pass 3® Pass ™QJ974
days half-board at this charming
™85 ? tKQ985 4™. You need a trick country house hotel.
t K 10 4 3 ®63 fewer to make game in The event starts with dinner on
®K2 3t. You have 10 HCP hearts than you do in Friday evening at 6.15pm followed
and a fitting club diamonds, so do not by the first session of bridge. A
honour, so want to bother trying to show both suits. With so bridge lesson on Saturday morning
move forward. Lacking a heart stopper, it much playing strength (6 losers on the followed by bridge in the after-
would be rash to bid 3NT yourself. Show Losing Trick Count), you can go straight to noon and evening with dinner.
that you have something in diamonds game. Finally, on Sunday, a Swiss Pairs
and see what partner can do. The right event with a break for a light
contract might be 3NT, 4´ or 5®. lunch. The event finishes around
W N E S
Hand 6 1´ Dble Pass 2t
W N E S ´ A K J 10 6 ? ENTRIES LIMITED TO 36 PEOPLE
Hand 3 1™ Pass 1´ Pass ™ K J 10 6 3 (RESIDENTS ONLY)
´Q4 2t Pass 3™ Pass t 10 2™. When partner
Suitable for the more
™AJ852 ? ®Q8 passes, you need extra
tA753 values to show your experienced novice with up to
® J 10 Pass. Partner’s jump second suit. Here you about 5 years experience.
preference invites you to have them. Do not let the fact that North
bid game and shows is quite likely to hold four hearts deter you Entries & enquiries to
three-card heart support. With very much from bidding your hearts. Show your EBU Competitions
a minimum opening, you respectfully second suit and let partner express
decline the invitation. preference between the majors. r Department
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