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Monday, July 19, 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: ♠ A 10 9 ♥ 10 6 5 3 ♦ K 9 ♣ A 9 8 5 ♠AK7653♥Q9864♦7♣Q EAST 2♥ Pass NORTH 1♣ 1NT SOUTH Pass ? WEST Pass NORTH 2♠ EAST Pass Pass SOUTH 1♠ ? WEST Pass What call would you make? What call would you make? A - Give partner some room in case he balanced light. Bid 3H, showing an invitation, and respect his decision to stop in 3S if that is what he does. A - Partner has shown a balanced 12-14 point hand and you should force to game opposite that. Other routes are possible, but bidding 4H now is fine. Q 2 - North-South vulnerable, as South, you hold: ♠A6♥Q9763♦A7♣A983 NORTH EAST SOUTH WEST Pass Pass 1♥ Pass 2♣* Pass ? *Drury, 10-11 points and at least 3 hearts What call would you make? A - Assuming you want to accept this invitation, just bid 4H. Don’t tell the opponents any more about your hand. Q 5 - East-West vulnerable, as South, you hold: ♠ Q J 3 ♥ Q ♦ J 10 7 6 ♣ J 9 7 5 4 Partner opens 1H and right-hand opponent doubles. What call would you make? A - When partner’s opening bid gets doubled at the one level, just make your normal call if that is at the one level also. Bid 1NT. Q 3 - East-West vulnerable, as South, you hold: Q 6 - North-South vulnerable, as South, you hold: ♠ K 4 ♥ Q J 8 ♦ K 7 5 3 ♣ 10 9 7 6 ♠ 5 ♥ K 10 5 ♦ Q 8 7 5 3 ♣ K Q J 8 Partner opens 1NT, 15-17, and righthand opponent passes. What call would you make? Partner opens 1S and right-hand opponent bids 2D. What call would you make? A - We like this hand, but a balanced 9-point hand without a five-card suit is only worth an invitation. Bid 2NT. A - A trap pass would appeal at other vulnerabilities. At this vulnerability we would bid 2NT.