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Fifteen bonus marks (5 for each question)

are available if you also make the correct lead

in the Pairs game. Each question should have

two answers - one for Teams and one for

Pairs. If you don't specify, it will be assumed

you have chosen the same lead.

An attractive twin-pack of Piatnik playing cards is

the prize on offer. For information on Piatnik

cards visit www.gibsonsgames.co.uk/cards

There are TWO categories in our competi tion: up

to and including Master, and those with higher

ranking. Please indicate the category for which you

are entering with your answers. In the event of a tie,

the winner from each category willou@ebu.co.uk

selected. The editor's decision is final.

Entries to the Editor, Leads Quiz,

Raggett House, Bowdens, Langport, Somerset,

TA10 0DD

or e-mail lou@ebu.co.uk

by 28 June 2019.

Please make sure you include your full postal

address AND rank even if entering by e-mail!

TWO answers - Teams & Pairs

O

pening leads are often subjective and

virtual ly any opening lead can be successful

some of the time. However, bridge is in

many ways a game of percentages and there fore

certain leads will gain more often than others. In

each issue you will be given three hands and the

bidding on each, and you are asked to choose your

opening leads from those proposed by our

Quizmaster. Answers will be in the next issue. In

each problem you are on lead as West.

Choose from: (a) a spade; (b) a heart; (c) t4; (d) ®K.

Hand 2

´ 8 5 3 2

™ 9 5 4

t K J 6 4

® K 4

South West North East

1NT1 Pass 2™2 Pass

2´ Pass 3® Pass

3NT Pass 4® Pass

4´ All Pass

1 12-14, 2 Transfer to spades

Choose from: (a) ´2; (b) ™4; (c) tQ; (d) ®2

Hand 1

´ J 5 3 2

™ 10 7 6 4

t Q 8

® J 7 2

South West North East

1´ Pass 2™ Pass

3® Pass 3´ Pass

3NT All Pass

Choose from: (a) ´7; (b) ™9; (c) tA; (d) ®4.

Hand 3

´ A 9 7

™ 9 2

t A 9 8 6 5

® J 6 4

South West North East

1´ Pass 2™ Pass

2´ Pass 4t1 Pass

4´ All Pass

1 Splinter

HHHHH

HHHHH

by Alan Mould

ANSWERS TO APRIL'S QUIZ: Page 46

REMEMBER - BONUS MARKS

So, we know dummy has a lot of black cards, and

the 1NT opener is not interested in them! Should

we be passive or aggressive here?

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