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Quiz 4  Sample Hands

 

1.  Opener's Hand:

S   A 10

H  K 8 5 2

D  J 9 3

C  K Q 10 4

 

1a.                   Opener            Responder

                        1C                   1D

                        1H                   2H

                        ?

 

>3S.  You want to cue bid here in case responder is interested in slam.  You can't bid 2S because that would ask responder to name a help suit.<

 

1b.                   Opener            Responder

                        1C                   1D

                        1H                   2H

                        (see 1a)            4C

                        ?

 

>4H.  You have nothing else to say about this hand and have a minimum, so leave it up to responder to decide what to do next.<

 

2.  Opener's Hand:

S   A 10

H  K 8 5 2

D  J  10

C  A K Q 10 4

 

2a.                   Opener            Responder

                        1C                   1D

                        1H                   2H

                        ?

 

>3H.  You can get all the information you need with responder's next bid.  3H asks if you have 2 of the top three trumps.  If yes, you cue bid an ace or bid 3NT with no outside ace.  Thus, if responder bids 4D, you can then continue to bid to decide whether to play 6 or 7 in hearts or no trump.<

 

2b.                   Opener            Responder

                        1C                   1D

                        1H                   2H

                        (see 2a)            3NT

                        ?

 

>4H.  You probably have two losers in diamonds.<

 

 

3.  Opener's Hand:

S   A 10

H  K 8 5 2

D  Q  10

C  A K Q 10 4

 

3a.                   Opener            Responder

                        1C                   1D

                        1H                   2H

                        ?

 

>2S.  If responder bids 3D with an ace, king, singleton, or void, slam would look good.<

 

3b.                   Opener            Responder

                        1C                   1D

                        1H                   2H

                        (see 3a)            3C

 

>3S.  Responder is short in clubs, but you still look good for slam if responder has something in diamonds.  When you bid 3S, it asks responder continue to cue bid  additional controls, hopefully in diamonds.<

 

4.  Opener's Hand:

S  10

H  K 8 5 2

D  A K Q 3

C  A J 6 3

 

                        Opener            Responder

                        1C                   1D

                        1H                   2H

                        ?

 

>2S.  You want to find out if responder has help in clubs.<

 

5.  Opener's Hand:

S  Q 10

H  K 8

D  Q  10 9 2

C  A K Q 10 4

 

5a.                   Opener            Responder

                        1C                   1D

                        2D                   2H

                        ?

 

>2NT<

 

5b.                   Opener            Responder

                        1C                   1D

                        2D                   2H

                        (see 5a)            4NT

                        ?

 

>Responder should have a good 16 or 17 points to invite to slam.  Opener has a bad 16 points, so pass.<

 

6.  Opener's Hand:

S  10 8 5

H  K 8 3

D  Q 10 9

C  A K 10 4

 

6a.                   Opener            Responder

                        1C                   1D

                        ?

 

>1NT<