# Weekly Bridge Quiz

## Goren Bridge

Bob Jones

1. Neither vulnerable, as South, you hold:
♠ 3
Q 2
A 9 7 6 4
♣ K 9 6 4 3

 West North East South 2♥ Dbl Pass ?

What call would you make?

Even if 4NT showed both minors, this hand is not good enough for that bid. The best you can do is bid 3 and hope you get another chance to bid.
2. North-South vulnerable, as South, you hold::
♠ A 8 4 2
K 10 4
K 9 2
♣ K 7 4
Right-hand opponent opens 1♣. What call would you make?
We want 14 points before making a takeout double with this distribution. This hand, with all prime cards and a couple of good intermediates, just makes the grade. Double.
3. East-West vulnerable, as South, you hold:
♠ A J 5 3
Q 10 5
Q 4
♣ 10 9 8 4

 North East South West 1♥ Pass 2♥ Pass 2♠ Pass ?

What call would you make?

Bid 3♠, which accepts the invitation and promises four cards in the spade suit. Partner doesn’t need four of them to bid 2♠, but he might have four. Let him choose.
4. Both vulnerable, as South, you hold:
♠ A J 9 7
A K Q J 5
A 6
♣ 10 7

 South West North East ♥ Pass 1♠ Pass ?

What call would you make?

Assuming you play splinter bids, a jump to 4♠ shows 18-19 with no singleton ~ perfect. Make the same bid if you don’t play splinters. It just isn’t as meaningful.
5. North-South vulnerable, as South, you hold:
♠ Q J
A 8 5 4 3 2
K J 9
♣ 10 2
As dealer, what call would you make?