This week’s Bridge 6-May Quiz:

 

Your partner opens the bidding with 1S and your Right Hand Opponent (RHO) overcalls with 2D.  It is your bid – what is your call holding the following:

 

4 3

A 7 3

10 7 6

K 9 3 2

 

 

Solution to Last week’s 29-Apr Quiz:

 

Plan your play – the contract is 2 Spades on the following auction:

South West   North  East   

1       Pass   1 NT    Pass

2       Pass   2       All Pass

 

            North  (dummy)

            A 4

            J 8 6 4 2

            9 3

            K 6 5 3

 

West Leads: Q

 

            South  (you/declarer)

            K 10 7 5 2           

            A 7 3                

            A K 6 5              

            4

 

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Solution:

 

 

North (dummy)

                    A 4

                    J 8 6 4 2

                    9 3

                    K 6 5 3

 

 Q J 8 3                                9 6

 10 5                                    K Q 9

 J 7 4                                    Q 10 8 2

 Q J 10 2                              A 9 8 7

 

                   South (you/declarer)

                    K 10 7 5 2          

                    A 7 3               

                    A K 6 5             

                    4

 

Play Commentary:

With the  A marked on your right you duck the 1st Club, ruff the Club continuation, and try to win as many small trumps as you can.  Play the  A K and ruff a 3rd Diamond with dummy’s  4. Ruff a Club, ruff the 4thDiamond with the  A, and lead dummy’s last Club.  If West still has a Club, you can trump, which is your 7thtrick.  The  K and  A brings your trick total to nine.  Do not worry about trumping a Diamond with the  A as it is a loser anyway and provides you with a dummy entry to trump the last Club.  The important part of this hand is to score all your trumps separately – so you will SEVEN trump tricks not just FIVE!