1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Stats
Board 1
North Deals
None Vul
A 10
J 8 5 4
A 5 4 3
8 7 4
J 9 3 2
A 10 3 2
J
A 9 6 2
N
WE
S
K Q 8 7
K Q 7 6
K 6
Q J 5
9
10    16
5
6 5 4
9
Q 10 9 8 7 2
K 10 3
NTPar
N/S33383−420
E/W7810510

North passes.
East bids 1 NT, 16 HCP and a BALANCED HAND.
South should pass.
East uses STAYMAN (Partner do you have a 4 card MAJOR?)
Remember my Megaphone!
When they find an 8 card Major Fit (Hearts),
West bids GAME with 9 HCP "working" points.
The Jack of is NOT a HCP,
but the SHORTNESS is worth 3 "playing points"


Board 2
East Deals
N-S Vul
Q 10 8 4
J 8 4
7 3
K 9 7 4
7 6 3 2
7 6 5 2
A J 9 5 4
N
WE
S
9 5
K Q 9
K Q 10 8 6
A Q J
6
5    17
12
A K J
A 10 3
2
10 8 6 5 3 2
NTPar
N/S67548−110
E/W76895

East Deals and opens 1 NT with 17 HCP and a BALANCED HAND
South passes.
West (Should think about GARBAGE STAYMAN and bid 2 Clubs, planning on passing ANY bid that East may make. 2 .

That is why the 1 NT opener SHOULD ANSWER partners question!
Partner, do you have a 4 card Major!
If opener thinks it's ok to ignore partners question
and bid 2 NT, since he/she has no 4 card Major, East Plays 2 NT AND GOES DOWN
(according to "double dummy". and can make 9 tricks in Diamonds!!


Board 3
South Deals
E-W Vul
K 7 4 3
J 3
K Q 9 3
J 9 8
Q 10 9 6 5
K 9 7 4 2
A
A 2
N
WE
S
8
A Q 10 5
8 6 4
K 7 6 5 4
10
13    9
8
A J 2
8 6
J 10 7 5 2
Q 10 3
NTPar
N/S35163−1430
E/W8812610

South deals and passes.
West, with 2 5 card Majors, opens the higher major!
intending to rebid his lower 5 card suit.
North passes.
East bids ?????????????????????????????

With only 9 HCP, East can bid 2 ,s?? NO, he does not have 3 spades.
East can ONLY bid 1 NT.

East can NOT go to the two level of a NEW SUIT without 10 or more HCP!

This is the BIGGEST error new players make!


Board 4
West Deals
Both Vul
A Q J 7 5
J
J 10
K Q J 7 6
9 8 4 3
A 6 5
K 7 6 4
3 2
N
WE
S
K 6
10 4 3 2
A 8 5 3 2
10 4
15
7    7
11
10 2
K Q 9 8 7
Q 9
A 9 8 5
NTPar
N/S69859+140
E/W64584

Board 5
North Deals
N-S Vul
Q J 6
8 4 2
A 9 3
J 10 4 3
10 9 8 5 2
K J
K 8 7
A Q 8
N
WE
S
A K 7
A 10 9 5 3
6 5
6 5 2
8
13    11
8
4 3
Q 7 6
Q J 10 4 2
K 9 7
NTPar
N/S1115/64−990
E/W10/1210/1211/1279

Does East open with 3 Quick Tricks? 1 Heart.

South passes,

West can bid 1 Spade. He has 6+ HCP and 4 or more Spades.

West has made a "Forcing Bid", a new suit by an unpassed hand.
East must bid again.
No Easy call. 1 NT. (showing a Minimum hand)

South passes.
West can bid the spades again (showing 5) but it's not a "forcing bid". He can "jump" in Spades (a future class) showing a "bigger" hand, or he can bid 3 NT (GAME).

Hands are not always EAST to bid and often there is not
ONE CORRECT WAY to bid a hand.

NOTE: Just because "double dummy" sows 12 tricks making does NOT mean you should have bid a SLAM!


Board 6
East Deals
E-W Vul
J 7
Q 10 8 7
Q 8 5 3
Q 10 4
A K 9 8 2
A 5 2
A
A 9 6 5
N
WE
S
Q 10 5 3
K J 3
J 6 2
J 8 3
7
19    8
6
6 4
9 6 4
K 10 9 7 4
K 7 2
NTPar
N/S32462−650
E/W10119711

East and South pass.

West opens 1 Spade.

North passes;

East bids 2 '.

South passes.

West bids 4  having 19 HCP (19 + 6 = 25 HCP - GAME)


Board 7
South Deals
Both Vul
K 6 2
J 10 9
K 7 4 3 2
Q J
10 9 5 3
A Q 8
9
A 10 8 4 3
N
WE
S
Q J 8 7
K 6
J 6
9 7 6 5 2
10
10    7
13
A 4
7 5 4 3 2
A Q 10 8 5
K
NTPar
N/S84994−140
E/W59448

South has two FIVE CARD SUITS and bids the higher one first.
1 Heart (it does NOT matter that it's low cards!)

West should pass.

North can make a LIMIT MAJOR RAISE of 3 Hearts.
WITH 10-11 HCP and THREE card support. (a golden fit)

South can "re-evaluate" his hand.
The singleton K is NOT 6 points,
3 HCP and 3 SHORTNESS points. It's one or the other.

That makes his hand closer to a MINIMUM hand and he
DECLINES to bid GAME.

N/S can take 9 tricks in 's & 's, according to DOUBLE DUMMY

Which contract makes the highest score? 's or 's. Look at Chapter 9 again RE: SCORING

NOTE: According to Double Dummy (the grid below the hand records)
When one side can score a "partial contract" in one suit,

THE OTHER PLAYERS CAN OFTEN SCORE A PARTIAL CONTRACT IN THEIR DIRECTION!


NorthSouthWestEast
Mean HCP9.299.0011.0010.71
Balanced Hands6324
Voids0010
Singletons1341
Long Suits (>6)0000

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