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This Quiz originated with Kurt Engleman who posited that these hands represented a common theme. Can you guess what it is?
2. Bd 22: Vul vs. not - you hold: 82 - KQJT93 - KJT9 - J. Two passes to you. Your call?
3. Bd 7: Vul vs. Vul - you hold: 9 - K - 97543 - AKQ943. You dealt. Your call?
4. Bd 27: NV vs. NV - you hold: Q7 - AKT9862 - 74 - Q7. RHO deals and passes. Your call?
Not quite a 1 bid, can't pass (too strong, hand could be passed out), forces oppts to make decision at 3 level
2. Bd 22: Vul vs. not - you hold: 82 - KQJT93 - KJT9 - J. Two passes to you. Your call? 4♥
Risky, but unlikely to go down more than one opposite black suit game. (Full disclosure; would result in zero at the table)
Hearts only makes 2 and oppts dont have game
3. Bd 7: Vul vs. Vul - you hold: 9 - K - 97543 - AKQ943. You dealt. Your call? 1♣
This hand screams 3NT with many mediocre holdings by partner, 3♣ doesn't convey the strength.
4. Bd 27: NV vs. NV - you hold: Q7 - AKT9862 - 74 - Q7. RHO deals and passes. Your call? 1♥
Different from Bd 11 in two important ways; Major suit makes game more likely, and slightly stronger holding for NT game tries.
Here's one I got wrong. East leads a ♦ to west's K♦ . West continues with the A♦ and a ♥ . You need 10 tricks. Plan the play.
You have 8 tricks. The nineth can come from a successful club finesse. The tenth? Maybe the Kx♣ is on your left, but you can do better. Set up the fifth diamond. To do so you need three entries. So lead low to the 8♠ .
Say west wins and returns a ♠ . Win with the 9♠ in dummy, and ruff a diamond. Now take the club finesse, winnig with the Q♣ , and ruff another ♦ . Now a club to the A♣ , and the 5th diamond is your 10th trick. Nicely done!
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