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Monday, September 9, 2019

GOREN BRIDGE
WITH BOB JONES
©2019 Tribune Content Agency, LLC

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

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

♠ 10 7 6 3 ♥ 4 3 2 ♦ K 8 ♣ A Q 9 7

♠ A 10 4 ♥ 7 2 ♦ A K 9 7 ♣ Q 8 6 2

WEST
1♦

SOUTH WEST NORTH
1♦
2♠
Dbl*
?
*Negative

NORTH
Dbl

EAST
1♥

SOUTH
?

What call would you make?

A - Bidding anything here is a free
bid and shows at least some values,
maybe 5-8 points. You should still
jump to show 9-11. Bid 2S.
Q 2 - North-South vulnerable, as
South, you hold:
♠ Q 10 6 5 3 ♥ 9 6 4 ♦ Q 6 4 ♣ 8 2
NORTH
1♥
Dbl

EAST
2♣
Pass

SOUTH
Pass
?

WEST
3♣

What call would you make?

A - Holding only four spades, we
would support partner’s hearts. The
fifth spade makes us a spade bidder.
Bid 3S.
Q 3 - East-West vulnerable, as South,
you hold:
♠ A 9 8 2 ♥ Q J ♦ 10 9 7 ♣ A 5 3 2

Left-hand opponent opens 1D, and
both partner and right-hand opponent
pass. What call would you make?
A - 1NT in this position - the pass-out
seat — shows 11-14. The only issue
is the diamond stopper. For bidding
over a minor suit, 10-9-7 is good
enough for us. Bid 1NT.

EAST
Pass

What call would you make?

A - Bidding 3C will only work out
well when partner has four or five
of them. That is not guaranteed. Bid
2NT.
Q 5 - North-South vulnerable, as
South, you hold:
♠ K 7 4 ♥ Q J 10 9 8 3 ♦ A 7 6 ♣ 4

As dealer, what call would you make?
A - We don’t like to pre-empt with
two control cards – aces and kings
– outside of our suit, and we would
never pass with this hand. Open 1H.
Q 6 - East-West vulnerable, as South,
you hold:
♠AK7♥J8753♦QJ4♣94

Right-hand opponent opens 1D.
What call would you make?
A - We hate to put this in writing, but
we would bid 1H. A mediocre hand
and a suit we don’t want led. Maybe
we should get out of the sun.
(Bob Jones welcomes readers’
e-mails: tcaeditors@tribpub.com)

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