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Monday, June 7, 2021

GOREN BRIDGE
WITH BOB JONES
©2021 Tribune Content Agency, LLC

WEEKLY BRIDGE QUIZ ANSWERS
Q 1 - Neither vulnerable, as South,
you hold:

Q 4 - Both vulnerable, as South, you
hold:

♠ 7 4 ♥ 10 8 7 4 ♦ 10 6 3 ♣ K Q J 7

♠ A Q 10 9 8 5 ♥ J 7 6 ♦ A 8 ♣ 6 4

NORTH
1♥
2♠

Partner passes and right-hand
opponent opens 1C. What call would
you make?

EAST
Pass
Pass

SOUTH
2♥
?

WEST
Pass

What call would you make?
A - You have a minimum, but with
four trumps, a ruffing value, and a
good side suit, it is an interesting
minimum. Bounce it back to partner
by bidding 3C and let him decide.
Q 2 - North-South vulnerable, as
South, you hold:
♠98

♥

8

♦

K Q 10 7 6 ♣ Q 9 7 5 4

Right-hand opponent opens 1C.
What call would you make?

A - Game is very unlikely opposite
a passed hand. Ramp up the pressure
by bidding 2S rather than 1S.
Q 5 - North-South vulnerable, as
South, you hold:
♠J9♥A9♦AQ64♣AQ976
NORTH
1♥
2♥

EAST
Pass
Pass

SOUTH
2♣
?

WEST
Pass

What call would you make?

A - Overcalling with 7 points and a
5-card minor suit is probably a bad
idea. There is more to gain with a
light overcall when your suit is a
major. Pass.

A - A big strength of the 2-over-1
system is that you can bid 3H here,
forcing, therefore implying potential
slam interest. Partner can then cue
bid if he likes his hand. Bid 4H if you
do not play 2-over-1.

Q 3 - East-West vulnerable, as South,
you hold:

Q 6 - East-West vulnerable, as South,
you hold:

♠ K J 7 6 4 2 ♥ A 9 ♦ 10 7 3 ♣ A J

♠Q2♥QJ♦KQ9864♣AJ5

NORTH EAST SOUTH
1♦
Pass
1♠
1NT
Pass
2♣*
2♥
Pass
?
*New minor forcing

As dealer, what call would you make?

WEST
Pass
Pass

What call would you make?
A - Bid 3S, forcing. You would
have bid 3S at your last turn with an
invitational hand.

A - We don’t mind opening 1NT
with a 6-card minor, but it probably
should not be with 2-2 in the majors.
Partner might insist on game in a
major if he is 5-5. Open 1D.
(Bob Jones welcomes readers’
e-mails: tcaeditors@tribpub.com)

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