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Quiz 2  Opener has 6 Clubs

 

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1.                     Opener            Responder

                        1C                   1D

                        2C

 

1a.  How many points does opener have?        >12+ points<

1b.  How many clubs does opener have?         >6+ clubs<

 

2.                     Opener            Responder

                        1C                   1D

                        2C                   2H

                        2NT

 

2a.  How many points does opener have?        >12+ points<

2b. What is opener's distribution?  >2-2-3-6<

2c.  Explain the reasoning for the distribution.  >Because opener didn't support hearts, opener doesn't have 3 hearts.  Because opener did not bid 2 spades, opener doesn't have 3 spades.  If either major suit had 0 or 1 cards, opener would have at least 4 diamonds and would bid 3 diamonds.  Therefore, opener must be 2-2-3-6.<

 

3.                     Opener            Responder

                        1C                   1D

                        2C                   2H

                        3D

 

3a.  How many points does opener have?        >12+ points<

3b. How many diamonds does opener have?  >4 or 5<

 

4.                     Opener            Responder

                        1C                   1D

                        2C                   2H

                        3D                   3H

                        3S

 

4a.  How many hearts does responder have?   >6 hearts<

4b.  How many hearts does opener have?        >0 or 1<

4c.  Describe opener's spades?            >A, Ax, or Kx:  Opener doesn't have 3 spades

because you didn't bid 2  spades.  Opener doesn't have 2 hearts because you didn't

raise 3 hearts to 4 hearts.  The 3 spade bid shows a spade stopper.  Therefore with

1 or 2 spades, the stopper must either be an ace or king doubleton.<

 

5.                     Opener            Responder

                        1C                   1D

                        2C                   2S

                        3D

 

5a.  How many spades does responder have?  >5+ spades<

5b.  How many hearts does responder have?   >4 or less<

5c.  How many hearts does opener have?        >3 or less<

 

6.                     Opener            Responder

                        1C                   1D

                        2C                   2S

                        3H

 

6a.  What is opener's distribution?      >1-3-3-6:  3 hearts shows 3 hearts.  Because

opener didn't bid 3 diamonds, you have less than 4.  If you only had 2 diamonds, you

would have 2 spades and would have bid 2 or 3NT over 2 spades.  Therefore, you want

responder to place the contract in the best place.<