Weekly Bridge Quiz

Goren Bridge


Bob Jones

  1. Neither vulnerable, as South, you hold:
    ♠ K 4 2
    K J 10
    K 5
    ♣ A 10 9 3 2

    East South West North
    1♠ 2♣ Pass 2♠*
    Pass ?

    *Club fit, at least invitational values
    What call would you make?

    ANSWER
    You want to accept the invitation with this hand. Bid 3NT.
  2. North-South vulnerable, as South, you hold::
    ♠ A 6
    A J 9 3 2
    K Q 8
    ♣ Q 10 3

    West North East South
    2♠ 3♣ Pass 3
    Pass 3NT Pass ?

    What call would you make?

    ANSWER
    You might pass at match points, but this hand is really too good to pass. Bid 4♣ and let partner in on the fun.
  3. East-West vulnerable, as South, you hold:
    ♠ A 7 5 4
    J 6
    A Q 3 2
    ♣ J 10 2

    South West North East
    1 1 Dbl* 2
    ?

    *Negative
    What call would you make?

    ANSWER
    This is a command performance. Bid 2♠, even with your dead minimum.
  4. Both vulnerable, as South, you hold:
    ♠ K Q 6
    K 7
    K Q 9 7 5 4
    ♣ A J
    You open 1. What rebid are you planning to make?

    ANSWER
    Should partner respond at the one level, you are too good for 3. Plan to rebid 2NT.
  5. North-South vulnerable, as South, you hold:
    ♠ A 9 3
    J 10 6 5 4
    A 7 6
    ♣ 7 5

    North East South West
    1♠ Pass 2♠ Pass
    3NT Pass ?

    What call would you make?

    ANSWER
    Passing would not be terrible, but we prefer suit play with our small doubleton. Bid 4♠.
  6. East-West vulnerable, as South, you hold:
    ♠ K J 3
    Q 8 7 2
    Q J 6 5
    ♣ A J

    North East South West
    1 Pass 1♠ Pass
    1NT Pass 2♣* Pass
    ?

    *New Minor Forcing
    What call would you make?

    ANSWER
    Bid 2. Should partner show no interest in hearts, show your spade support next.