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Quiz 4  Sample Hands

 

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

 

1b.                   Opener            Responder

                        1C                   1D

                        1H                   2H

                        3S                    4C

                        ?

 

>4H.  Opener has nothing further to say about this hand and has 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.  Opener can get all the information needed with responder's next bid.  3H asks if responder has 2 of the top three trumps.  If yes, responder cue bids an ace or bids 3NT with no outside aces.  Thus, if responder bids 4D, opener 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

                        3H                   3NT

                        ?

 

>4H.  There probably are 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

                        2S                    3C

                        ?

 

>3S.  Responder is short in clubs, but it still looks good for slam if responder has something in diamonds.  When opener bids 3S, it asks responder to continue cue bidding 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.  Opener wants 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

                        2NT                 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<