PROBLEM  BIDDING  SCENARIOS

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Lesson 1

 

General  Bidding     

 

1C

                    P

???

        (1)        (2)                             (3)           (4)

 

       AXXXX      AXXX                             XX            XX

       AXXX       AXXXX                            AXXX          AXXX

       XX         XX                               XX            AXXXX

       XX         XX                               AXXXX         XX

 

 

1H

                  2C

???

        (5)         (6)                              (7)           (8)

 

      KXX         XXX                              AXX           AXXX

      AXXX        AXXX                             AXXX          XX

      XXX         KXX                              XXX           AXXX

      KXX         XXX                              KQX           XXX

 

 

1S

                      1NT

???

      (9)         (10)                             (11)           (12)

 

     XX           AXXX                             X              XX

     AXXX         XXX                              XXX            QXX

     AXX          XXX                              XXX            QXXX

     KXXX         XXX                              AXXXXX         QXXX

 

 

   1S

   1H                    P

???

      (13)       (14)                               (15)          (16)

 

     AXX         AXXX                              X              AJXX

     XXXX        XX                                AXXX           XX

     KXXX        XXXX                              KXXXX          KXX

     QX          XXX                               AXX            KXXX

 

 

           ???

   (17)        (18)           (19)             (20)             (21)

 

 XX           AKXXX          AXXXX             AXXXX          AKXXXXX

 KX           AQXXXX         X                 X              XX 

 AXXX         X              QX                KX             XX

 AQXXX        X              AXXXX             AKXXX          XX

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Lesson 1

 

General  Bidding

   

1C

                    P

???

        (1)        (2)                             (3)           (4)

 

       1S-2H       1H                             1H-2C          1D

     (One Bid) (Up Ladder)                                  (Up Ladder)

 

 

1H

                  2C

???

        (5)          (6)                              (7)           (8)

 

       2H           3H                             “3C”         “DOUBLE”

 (CONSTRUCTIVE)  (PRE-EMPT)                      (CUE-BID)     (NEGATIVE)

  

 

 

 

1S

                      1NT

???

      (9)         (10)                             (11)           (12)

 

    DOUBLE         2S                               2C            PASS

  (PENALTY)  (COMPETITIVE)                    (COMPETITIVE)        --

    

 

 

   1S

   1H                    P

???

      (13)       (14)                               (15)          (16)

 

       2S         3S                                2NT           “2H”

 (COMPETITIVE)(PRE-EMPT)                       (INVITATIONAL)  (CUE-BID)

    

 

 

 

           ???

   (17)        (18)           (19)             (20)             (21)

 

 1D-2C      1H-2S-3S       1C-1S-2S           1S-3C       2S or 3S or 4S

                            (WEAK)        (HI-REVERSE)   (RULE OF – 2*3*4)

 

 

 

 

PROBLEM  BIDDING  SCENARIOS

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Lesson 2

 

Stayman or Jacoby-Transfer Bidding

 

 

1NT

                     P

???

 

 

 (1)        (2)          (3)           (4)           (5)         (6)

 

AXXXXX     XX           AXX           AXXX          AXXX        XX

AX         AX           AX            AXX           AXXX        AXXX

AXX        AXX          AXXX          AXX           XXXX        AX

XX         AXXXXX       XXXX          XXX           A           AXXXX

 

 

 

 

 

 (7)        (8)          (9)          (10)          (11)         (12)

 

KXXXXX     AXXX         XX           AXXX          AXXXX        AX

KX         XX           AXXXXX       AXXXX         AXXX         AXXXX

KXX        XXXXX        XXX          AX            XX           AXXX

KX         XX           XX           XX            AX           XX

 

 

 

 

 

 

 (13)       (14)         (15)         (16)          (17)         (18)

 

AXXX       XXXX         XXXX         AXXXX         AXXXX        XXXXX

AXXXXX     XXXX         XXXX         AXX           AXX          XXXX

AX         XXXX         XXXXX        JXX           AXX          XX

X          X            ---          XX            XX           XX

 

 

 

 

 

 

      (19)               (20)                 (21)                 (22)

 

   AXXXXX              AXXXX                QXXXX                X                    

   AXX                 AXXXX                AXXXX                XX          

   JXX                 AX                   QX                   KXXX

   X                   X                    X                    AQXXXX  

 

 

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Lesson 2

 

Stayman or Jacoby-Transfer Bidding

 

 

1NT

                     P

???

 

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

 

 

   (1)        (2)          (3)           (4)           (5)         (6)

 

 “2H”-4S      3NT          3NT           3NT          “2C”        “2C”

(TRANSFER)  (GAME)       (GAME)       (4*3*3*3)     (STAYMAN)  (STAYMAN)

 

 

 

 

 

  (7)        (8)          (9)          (10)          (11)        (12)

 

  4S        PASS         “2D”         “2C”           “2C”     “2D” – 3NT

(LEAD)     (WEAK)     (TRANSFER)    (STAYMAN)     (STAYMAN)  (CHECK-BACK)

                                  (GAME FORCE)   (GAME FORCE)  

 

 

 

 

 

  (13)      (14)         (15)         (16)          (17)         (18)

 

  “2C”      “2C”        “2C”       “2H”-2NT       “2H”-3NT     “2C”-2S

(STAYMAN) (GARBAGE)   (GARBAGE)   (TRANSFER)      (TRANSFER)  (DROP DEAD)

                                (INVITATIONAL)   (GAME FORCE)   (WEAK)

 

 

 

 

 

 

      (19)               (20)                 (21)                 (22)

 

    “2H”-3S           “2H”-4H              “2D”–2S                3NT                    

 (INVITATIONAL)      (TRANSFER)         (INVITATIONAL)           (GAME)        

                    (GAME FORCE)           

 

 

 

 

 

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Lesson 3

 

Bidding Over Partner’s No Trump Opening

 

1NT

                     P

???

 

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

 

(1)        (2)         (3)         (4)           (5)         (6)        (7)

 

AXXX       AXXX        XXX          XX           KXX         KXX        AKX  

AXX        AXX         XX           XXX          AQX         AQX        AQX

AXXX       AXX         AKJXXX       AQXXXX       KXXX        KXXXX      KQXXX

XX         AXX         XX           XX           AXX         AX         QJ 

 

 

 

2NT

                     P

???

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

 (8)        (9)         (10)         (11)          (12)         (13)

 

XXXXX      AXXX         AXXX         AXXXX         AX           AX

XX         XXX          X            QX            AXX          AXXXXX

XXX        KXX          XXXX         XXX           XXXX         AXX

XXX        XXX          QXXX         XXX           AXXX         XX

 

 

 

1NT

                     P

???

 

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

 

(14)         (15)         (16)         (17)          (18)         (19)       

 

JXXXX       AQXXX        X           XX            XXX           XXXX          

QXXXX       KJXXX        XX          XXX           XX            XXXX       

XX          X            JXXXX       QXXXXX        XX            X    

X           XX           XXXXX       XX            JXXXXX        XXXX          

 

 

 

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Lesson 3

 

Bidding Over Partner’s No Trump Opening

 

1NT

                     P

???

 

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   (1)        (2)         (3)         (4)           (5)         (6)        (7)

 

  “2C”        3NT         3NT         3D           3NT        “4NT”       “5NT”  

(STAYMAN)  (4*3*3*3)    (GAME)  (INVITATIONAL)  (NO 5-CARD)               

 

 

 

 

 

 

2NT

                     P

???

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

   (8)          (9)       (10)          (11)         (12)      (13)

 

  “3H”         3NT         “2C”      “2H”-3NT         6NT    “3D”-“4NT”       (TRANSFER)   (4*3*3*3)   (STAYMAN)   (CHECK-BACK)                  

  

 

 

 

 

1NT

                     P

???

 

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

 

  (14)        (15)        (16)        (17)         (18)        (19)

 

  “3H”       “3S”        “2S”       “2S”-3D        “2S”-3C     PASS                                

  (5-5)      (5-5)      (MINOR)   (DROP-DEAD)   (DROP-DEAD)       

(DROP-DEAD)  (GAME)     (SUIT)                                  

            (FORCE)    (STAYMAN)                                     

 

 

 

 

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Lesson 4

 

“DOUBLE” TROUBLES

   

 

What is the Meaning of Partner’s “Double”

in each of the Following Bidding Auctions?

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      (1)                  (2)              (3)               (4)

 

      3S                   2H               4H                4S

         “Dbl”       Dbl”       P               “Dbl”             “Dbl”

                           P

                                                                   

 

       (5)              (6)                  (7)              (8)

 

       1H               1NT                  1H               1NT

          “Dbl”             “Dbl”       “Dbl”    P                 2H 

                                              P              “Dbl”                

  

 

       (9)              (10)                 (11)               (12)

 

       1NT               1C                   1H                 1H

            3S               1D                   2C                  1S

      “Dbl”             “Dbl”                “Dbl”              “Dbl”                       

 

 

      (13)                (14)           (15)                  (16)

 

       1H                 1NT            1NT                    1NT

 “Dbl”    “Dbl”      “Dbl”     P              “Dbl”       “Dbl”      P

       2H                  P                                    “2D”            

  

 

      (17)                   (18)                        (19)                 

 

    1D/”Dbl”                1S/”Dbl”                    1S/4NT      

 1S          P           3D         2H          P/”Dbl”         P/P     

      1H                      2S                        3S/”5H”                                         

  

 

    (20)               (21)                (22)               (23)        

 

   1D/”Dbl”             1H                  1H                 1D

P          1H                 “Dbl”               “2NT”            “2D”

     P               “Re-Dbl”              “Dbl”              “Dbl”                                 

  

 

 

 

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Lesson 4

 

“DOUBLE” TROUBLES

   

 

What is the Meaning of Partner’s “Double”

in each of the Following Bidding Auctions?

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       (1)                (2)              (3)               (4)

 

   (TAKE-OUT)          (TAKE-OUT)       (TAKE-OUT)         (PENALTY)

                           (BALANCING)                                       

                           

 

 

 

       (5)              (6)                  (7)              (8)

 

   (TAKE-OUT)       (TAKE-OUT)         (BALANCING)         (PENALTY)

                                       (TAKE-OUT)

  

 

 

 

       (9)             (10)                 (11)               (12)

 

   (TAKE-OUT)       (NEGATIVE)         (NEGATIVE)          (NEGATIVE)

                  (BOTH MAJORS)         (SPADES)         (BOTH MINORS)

 

 

 

 

      (13)                (14)           (15)                  (16)

 

  (RESPONSIVE)       (TAKE-OUT)       (TAKE-OUT)        (LEAD-DIRECTING)

                    (BALANCING)

 

 

      (17)                   (18)                        (19)                 

 

   (SUPPORT)              (PENALTY)               (LEAD-DIRECTING)

 

 

  

 

      (20)                 (21)                   (22)           (23)             

 

 (RE-OPENING)    (10+ HCP’S – NO SUPPORT)      (PENALTY)      (PENALTY)

  (TAKE-OUT)       (POSSIBLY LEADING)

                     (TO PENALTY) 

 

 

PROBLEM  BIDDING  SCENARIOS

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Lesson 5

 

OPENING THE BIDDING – WHICH SUIT?

 

 

In the Following Hands, What should be Your Opening Bid,

and What is Your Anticipated Re-bid?

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(1)        (2)         (3)         (4)           (5)         (6)        (7)

 

AXXX       AXX         AXX          AXXX          KXXXX      KJ         AXXXX  

AXX        X           AXXX         AQXX          AX         AQXX       AQXXX

KXXX       KXXX        KXX          X             AXXX       KXXXX      KX

QX         AQXX        QXX          KXXX          QX         XX         X 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(8)        (9)         (10)         (11)          (12)       (13)        (14)

 

A          X           A            AXXXX         AQXXX      XX         AXXXXX  

AQXXXX     AXXXX       AQJXX        AQ            AQ         AQXXXX     AQXX

KXXXXX     KQXXXX      AKXXXX       X             X          KXXXX      KX

 ---       A           X            KXXXX         AQXXX      A          X 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(15)       (16)        (17)         (18)          (19)      (20)       (21)

 

AXXX       AXX         AXX          AXXX         KXXXX      KJ         AXXXX  

AXX        AX          AXXX         AQXX         AX         AQXX       AQXXX

KXXX       KXXX        KXX          X            AXXX       KXXXX      KX

QX         QXXX        QXX          KXXX         QX         XX         X 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROBLEM  BIDDING  SCENARIOS

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Lesson 5

 

OPENING THE BIDDING – WHICH SUIT?

 

 

In the Following Hands, What should be Your Opening Bid,

and What is Your Anticipated Re-bid?

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  (1)       (2)       (3)       (4)       (5)        (6)        (7)

 

1D-1H-1S    1D-1H-2C    1C-1D-1H     1C-1D-1H     1S-1N-2D     1D-1H-2H     1S-1N-2H

1D-1S-2S    1D-1S-2C    1C-1H-2H     1C-1H-2H     1S-2C-2D     1D-1S-1N     1S-2C-2H

1D-1N-P     1D-1N-2C    1C-1S-1N     1C-1S-2S     2S-2H-3D     1D-2C-2H     1S-2D-2H

1D-2C-2N    1D-2D-P     1C-1N-P      1C-1N-P      1S-2S-P      1D-1N-P      1S-2H-4H

                                                                            1S-2S-4S

 

 

 

 

                                              

 (8)       (9)       (10)       (11)        (12)       (13)       (14)

 

1H-1S-2D    1H-1S-2D    1D-1S-2H(3H)   1C-1D-1S(2S)   1S-2D-3C   1H-1S-2D(3D)    1S-1N-2H(S)

1H-1N-2D    1H-1N-2D    1D-1N-2H(3H)   1C-1H-1S(2S)   1S-1N-2C   1H-1N-2D(3D)    1S-2C-2H(S)

1H-2C-2D    1H-2C-2D    1D-2C-2H(3H)   1C-1S-3S       1S-2H-3C   1H-2C-2D(3D0    1S-2D-2H(S)

1H-2H-4H    1H-2H-4H    1D-1H-4NT                     1S-2S-4S   1H-2D-3H        1S-2S-4S

1H-2D-“5C”  1H-2D-“4S”  1D-2D-4NT                                                1S-2H-4H

 

 

 

 

 

 

 (15)      (16)      (17)       (18)        (19)       (20)       (21)

 

1D-1H-1S    1D-1H-1N   1C-1D-1H      1C-1D-1H       1S-1N-2D      1D-1S-1N      1S-1N-2H

1D-1S-2S    1D-1N-2C   1C-1H-2H      1C-1H-2H       1S-2C-2D      1D-1H-3H      1S-2C-2H

1D-1N-P     1D-1S-2C   1C-1S-1N      1C-1S-2S       1S-2H-3D      1D-1N-P       1S-2D-2H

1D-2C-2N    1D-2C-3C                 1C-1N-P        1S-2S-P       1D-2C-2N      1S-2H-4H

            1D-2D-P                                 1S-2D-3D                    1S-2S-4S

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROBLEM  BIDDING  SCENARIOS

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Lesson 6

 

BIDDING PROBLEMS INVOLVING

THE BLACKWOOD CONVENTION

 

 

What Do You Bid, as Responder, to Partner’s 4NT Inquiry with the Following Hands, Subsequent to a Partnership Agreement on Hearts as the Trump Suit?

 

 

 

   (1)        (2)        (3)         (4)           (5)         (6)        

 

  AXX        A           XXXX        AXXX          AXXX       ---          

  KXXX       AXXX        AXXXX       AQXX          AXXXX      AQXX       

  KXXX       XXXX        KXXX        ---           AX         KXXXX      

  QX         JXXX        ---         KXXXX         AX         XXXX         

 

 

 

 

 

 

What Do You Bid, as Responder, to Partner’s 4NT Inquiry with the Following Hands, Subsequent to a Partnership Agreement on Diamonds

 as the Trump Suit, Following an Interference Bid as Shown?

 

“4NT”

                         5H          

???

 

 

       (7)              (8)                (9)               (10)                    

 

      KXX              A                   XXX               AXX                      

      KXXX             AXXX                AXXXX             AQXX                  

      KXXX             XXXX                KXXX              X                    

      QX               JXXX                X                 AXXXX                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lesson 6

 

BIDDING PROBLEMS INVOLVING

THE BLACKWOOD CONVENTION

 

 

What Do You Bid, as Responder, to Partner’s 4NT Inquiry with the Following Hands, Subsequent to a Partnership Agreement on Hearts as the Trump Suit?

 

 

 

   (1)        (2)          (3)           (4)            (5)          (6)        

 

  “5D”       “5H”         “6C”          “5NT”         “5C”         “6H”          

(One Ace)  (Two Aces)   (One Ace)     (Two Aces)   0 or 4 Aces)  (One Ace)       

                      Void in Clubs)  (Plus Void)              (Plus Higher)      

                                     (UNSPECIFIED)            (Ranking Void)        

 

 

 

 

 

What Do You Bid, as Responder, to Partner’s 4NT Inquiry with the Following Hands, Subsequent to a Partnership Agreement on Diamonds

 as the Trump Suit Following an Interference Bid as Shown?

 

“4NT”

                         5H          

???

 

 

                  (7)           (8)            (9)            (10)                    

 

              (“0” Even)    (“2” Even)      (“1” Odd)      (“3” Odd)

 

(D”0”P”1”)     “Double”       “5`S”          “Pass”          5”NT”                        

     

(D”O”P”E”)     “Pass”        “Pass”         “Double”       “Double”

 

(D”E”P”O”)     “Double”       “Double”       “Pass”        “Pass”       

 

 

 

 

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Lesson 7

                                                                                                                    - 7 -

 

BIDDING PROBLEMS INVOLVING OVERCALLS

 

 

     Select the appropriate overcall with each of the following holdings given the listed bidding conditions!

 

 

 

   (1)                 (2)                 (3)                 (4)

 

1H                  1S                  1S                  1D

      (?)                 (?)                 (?)                 (?)

 

     AXXXX               XX                  AX                  KXX

     KX                  AXXXX               AXXXX               AQXX

     QXX                 KX                  KX                  KQX

     XXX                 JXXX                JXXX                KJX

 

 

 

  

 

 

    (5)               (6)                 (7)                 (8)

 

1D                  1C                  1D                  1D

      (?)                (?)                 (?)                 (?)

 

     KX                 AXXXX               XXXXXX              AQJXX

     AJXX               KXXXX               AXXXX               KQXXX

     XXX                XX                  X                   XX

     AKQX               X                   X                   X

 

 

 

 

 

 

    (9)               (10)                 (11)                 (12)

 

1C                  1H                  1S                  1D

      (?)                (?)                 (?)                 (?)

 

     AKJXX              AXXXX               X                   AQJXXX

     AQJXX              XX                  XX                  XXX

     A                  AJXXX               AQXXX               XX

     XX                 X                   KXXXX               XX

 

 

PROBLEM  BIDDING  SCENARIOS

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Lesson 7

 

BIDDING PROBLEMS INVOLVING OVERCALLS

 

 

   (1)                 (2)                 (3)                 (4)

 

1H                  1S                  1S                  1D

      (?)                 (?)                 (?)                 (?)

 

     AXXXX               XX                  AX                  KXX

     KX                  AXXXX               AXXXX               AQXX

     QXX                 KX                  KX                  KQX

     XXX                 JXXX                JXXX                KJX

 

  1S – Simple        Pass – Too Few Points         2H - Normal             1NT - Normal

1-Level Overcall    for a 2-Level Overcall      2-Level Overcall           1NT Overcall

 

 

 

    (5)               (6)                 (7)                 (8)

 

1D                  1C                  1D                  1D

      (?)                (?)                 (?)                 (?)

 

     KX                 AXXXX               XXXXXX              AQJXX

     AJXX               KXXXX               AXXXX               KQXXX

     XXX                XX                  X                   XX

     AKQX               X                   X                   X

 

Pass – No Stopper       “2C” – Michaels          “2D” – Michaels         1S Then 2H - Too

For 1NT Overcall        for Both Majors          for Both Majors      Strong for Michaels

 

 

 

    (9)               (10)                 (11)                 (12)

 

1C                  1H                  1S                  1D

      (?)                (?)                 (?)                 (?)

 

     AKJXX              AXXXX               X                   AQJXXX

     AQJXX              XX                  XX                  XXX

     A                  AJXXX               AQXXX               XX

     XX                 X                   KXXXX               XX

 

“2C” Then “3C” -       “2H” - Michaels           “2NT” – Unusual NT       2S – Weak Jump

Michaels With 16+   Showing Spades + Minor      Showing Both Minors          Overcall

 

 

 

 

PROBLEM  BIDDING  SCENARIOS

                                                                                                                  - 7a -

Lesson 7 (Cont.)

 

BIDDING PROBLEMS INVOLVING OVERCALLS

 

 

     Select the appropriate overcall with each of the following holdings given the listed bidding conditions!

 

 

 

   (13)                 (14)                 (15)                 (16)

 

2H                  2S                  2H                  1D

      (?)                 (?)                 (?)                 (?)

 

     AXX                 X                   X                   KXXX

     AKX                 AKXX                AXXX                AXXX

     QXX                 AQXX                AJXX                X

     AXXX                AXXX                KXXX                KJXX

 

 

 

  

 

 

   (17)                 (18)                 (19)                 (20)

 

1H                 1NT                  1NT                  1NT

      (?)                  (?)                  (?)                 (?)

 

     X                   XXX                 X                   KX

     AKXX                AQXX                AXXXX               AXXXXXX

     QXX                 AXX                 AJ                  XX

     AXXX                AXX                 KXXXX               KX

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROBLEM  BIDDING  SCENARIOS

                                                                                                   - 7a Answers -

Lesson 7 (Cont.)

 

BIDDING PROBLEMS INVOLVING OVERCALLS

 

 

     Select the appropriate overcall with each of the following holdings given the listed bidding conditions!

 

 

 

   (13)                 (14)                 (15)                 (16)

 

2H                  2S                  2H                  1D

      (?)                 (?)                 (?)                 (?)

 

     AXX                 X                   X                   KXXX

     AKX                 AKXX                AXXX                AXXX

     QXX                 AQXX                AJXX                X

     AXXX                AXXX                KXXX                KJXX

 

2NT – Showing a       Double – A Direct             Pass – Too Weak      Double - Perfect

 1NT Overcall     Seat 15+ Takeout Over Weak 2    for a Direct Overcall    Takeout Dbl.

  

 

 

   (17)                 (18)                 (19)                 (20)

 

1H                 1NT                  1NT                  1NT

      (?)                  (?)                  (?)                 (?)

 

     X                   XXX                 X                   KX

     AKXX                AQXX                AXXXX               AXXXXXX

     QXX                 AXX                 AJ                  XX

     AXXX                AXX                 KXXXX               KX

 

Pass – Wrong         Pass – Too Weak and         “2C” – DON’T             Double – DON’T

  Shape                Too Balanced          Showing C + Higher Suit     Showing 1-Suiter

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROBLEM  BIDDING  SCENARIOS

 

Lesson 8

                                                                                                                    - 8 -

 

BIDDING PROBLEMS INVOLVING

RESPONSES TO PARTNER’S TAKE-OUT DOUBLE

 

Select the appropriate Response to Partner’s Take-out Double

with each of the following holdings!

 

 

      (1)                      (2)                       (3)                 

 

      1H                       1S                        1S                  

  (?)    (Dbl.)           (?)      (Dbl.)          (?)        (Dbl.)                 

     Pass                     Pass                      Pass

 

  XXXXX                  XXXXX                    AX                  

  XX                     XXX                      AXXXX               

  XXX                    XXX                      KX                   

  XXX                    XX                       JXXX                

 

 

 

 

 

 

      (4)                      (5)                       (6)                 

 

      1D                       1S                        1C                  

  (?)    (Dbl.)           (?)      (Dbl.)          (?)        (Dbl.)                 

     Pass                     Pass                      Pass

 

  XXX                    XX                        KXX                  

  XX                     AQXXX                     KXX               

  XXX                    AXX                       JX                  

  AQXXX                  XXX                       KJXXX                

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      (7)                      (8)                       (9)                  

 

      1H                       1S                        1H                  

  (?)    (Dbl.)           (?)      (Dbl.)          (?)        (Dbl.)                 

     Pass                     Pass                      Pass

 

  AXX                    XX                       AXX                  

  AQXX                   AQXXX                    XXXX               

  KX                     AXX                      AKX                  

  JXXX                   KX                       AXXX                 

 

PROBLEM  BIDDING  SCENARIOS

 

Lesson 8

                                                                                                     - 8 Answers -

 

BIDDING PROBLEMS INVOLVING

RESPONSES TO PARTNER’S TAKE-OUT DOUBLE

 

Select the appropriate Response to Partner’s Take-out Double

with each of the following holdings!

 

      (1)                      (2)                       (3)                 

 

      1H                       1S                        1S                  

  (?)    (Dbl.)           (?)      (Dbl.)          (?)        (Dbl.)                 

     Pass                     Pass                      Pass

 

  XXXXX                  XXXXX                    AX                  

  XX                     XXX                      AXXXX               

  XXX                    XXX                      KX                  

  XXX                    XX                       JXXX                

 

 1S – Forced to Bid         2C – Not Strong Enough             1NT – 8+ HCP’s Plus

                              for a 1NT Response                 a Spade Stopper

 

 

 

      (4)                      (5)                       (6)                 

 

      1D                       1S                        1C                  

  (?)    (Dbl.)           (?)      (Dbl.)          (?)        (Dbl.)                 

     Pass                     Pass                      Pass

 

  XXX                    XX                        KXX                  

  XX                     AQXXX                     KXX               

  XXX                    AXX                       JX                  

  AQXXX                  XXX                       KJXXX                

 

2C – Simple Response           3H – Jump Response          2NT – Invitational with

 Showing 0-8 HCP’s              Showing 9+ HCP’s            Stopper + 10-11 HCP’s

 

 

 

      (7)                      (8)                       (9)                 

 

      1H                       1S                        1H                   

  (?)    (Dbl.)           (?)      (Dbl.)          (?)        (Dbl.)                 

     Pass                     Pass                      Pass

 

  AXX                    XX                       AXX                  

  AQXX                   AQXXX                    XXXX               

  KX                     AXX                      AKX                  

  JXXX                   KX                       AXXX                

 

3NT – 13+ HCP’s +          4H – Game Values and             “2H” – Cue-Bid with Game

Stopper in Hearts           Good Heart Support         Values with No Suit and No Stopper

PROBLEM  BIDDING  SCENARIOS

 

Lesson 9

                                                                                                                    - 9 -

 

RESPONSES TO PARTNER’S OPENING

STRONG, ARTIFICIAL and FORCING “2C” BID

 

 

Select the appropriate Response

 

 

      (1)                      (2)                        (3)                 

 

     “2C”                     “2C”                       “2C”                  

          Pass                      Pass                        Pass                 

     (??)                     (??)                       (??)

 

     AXXX                     AXXXX                      AXXX                   

     XX                       XXX                        XXXX               

     QXX                      QXX                        QXX                  

     XXX                      KX                         KX                

 

 

 

 

      (4)                      (5)                       (6)                 

 

     “2C”                     “2C”                     “2C”/2S                  

          Pass                      Pass          Pass          Pass/Pass                 

     (??)                     (??)                    “2D”/(??)

 

    QX                       AXXX                       XX                  

    AKXXX                    KXX                        XXXX               

    QXX                      XXXX                       XXXX                  

    XXX                      KX                         KXX                

 

 

 

 

      (7)                         (8)                         (9)                 

 

     “2C”/2S                     “2C”/2NT                   “2C”/2NT                  

 Pass       Pass/Pass        Pass        Pass/Pass      Pass        Pass/Pass                 

    2D”/(??)                    “2D”/(??)                 “2D”/(??)

 

     QX                           AQXX                       XX                  

     AXXXX                        XXX                        QXXXX               

     XXX                          XXXX                       XXX                  

     XXX                          XX                         KXX                

 

 

 

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Lesson 9

                                                                                                     - 9 Answers -

 

RESPONSES TO PARTNER’S OPENING

STRONG, ARTIFICIAL and FORCING “2C” BID

 

Select the appropriate Response

 

 

      (1)                      (2)                        (3)                 

 

     “2C”                     “2C”                       “2C”                  

          Pass                      Pass                        Pass                 

     (??)                     (??)                       (??)

 

     AXXX                    AXXXX                       AXXX                  

     XX                      XXX                         XXXX               

     QXX                     QXX                         QXX                  

     XXX                     KX                          KX                

 

“2D” – First Negative        2S – Positive Bid (8-9 HCP’s)        2NT – 8-9 HCP’s with

 Showing 0-7 HCP’s        Along With a 5-Card or Longer Suit         No 5-Card Suit

 

 

 

      (4)                      (5)                       (6)                 

 

     “2C”                     “2C”                     “2C”/2S                  

          Pass                      Pass          Pass          Pass/Pass                 

     (??)                     (??)                      2D/(??)

 

    QX                       AXXX                       XX                  

    AKXXX                    KXX                        XXXX               

    QXX                      XXXX                       XXXX                  

    XXX                      KX                         KXX                

 

3H – Jump Response with       3NT – Jump Response with            2NT – Second Negative

10+ HCP’s + 5+Card Suit      10+ HCP’s and No 5-Card Suit           Showing 0-4 HCP’s

 

      (7)                         (8)                         (9)                 

 

     “2C”/2S                     “2C”/2NT                   “2C”/2NT                  

 Pass       Pass/Pass        Pass        Pass/Pass      Pass        Pass/Pass                 

    2D”/(??)                    “2D”/(??)                 “2D”/(??)

 

     QX                           AQXX                       XX                  

     AXXXX                        XXX                        QXXXX               

     XXX                          XXXX                       XXX                  

     XXX                          XX                         KXX                 

 

3H – Positive Bid Following      “3C” – Stayman Following       “3D” – Transfer Following

First Negative = 5-7 HCP’s          Opener’s 2NT Rebid              Opener’s 2NT Rebid

With a 5-Card Suit or Better

 

PROBLEM  BIDDING  SCENARIOS

 

Lesson 9 (Cont.)

                                                                                                                  - 9a -

 

RESPONSES TO PARTNER’S OPENING

STRONG, ARTIFICIAL and FORCING “2C” BID

 

 

Select the appropriate Response

 

 

       (10)                        (11)                         (12)                 

 

     “2C”/2NT                     “2C”/2H                     “2C”/2H                  

 Pass        Pass/Pass        Pass       Pass/Pass         Pass     Pass/Pass                           

     “2D”(??)                     “2D”(??)                   “2D/(??)

 

      AXXXXX                      XX                           XX                  

      XXX                         JXXX                         JXXX               

      QX                          QXX                          QXX                  

      XX                          XX                           KX                

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROBLEM  BIDDING  SCENARIOS

 

Lesson 9 (Cont.)

                                                                                                   - 9a Answers -

 

RESPONSES TO PARTNER’S OPENING

STRONG, ARTIFICIAL and FORCING “2C” BID

 

 

Select the appropriate Response

 

 

       (10)                        (11)                         (12)                 

 

     “2C”/2NT                     “2C”/2H                     “2C”/2H                  

 Pass        Pass/Pass        Pass       Pass/Pass         Pass     Pass/Pass                          

     “2D”(??)                     “2D”(??)                   “2D/(??)

 

      AXXXXX                      XX                           XX                  

      XXX                         JXXX                         JXXX               

      QX                          QXX                          QXX                  

      XX                          XX                           KX                

 

“3H” – Transfer with Intent       4H – Game with Support and        3H – Game Forcing with

   to ReRebid 4H (Game)              0-4 HCP’s (Weaker)         Support and 5-7 HCP’s (Stronger)

                                      (“Quick Arrival”)                  (“Slow Arrival”)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROBLEM  BIDDING  SCENARIOS

 

Lesson 10

                                                                                                                  - 10 -

 

RESPONSE  TO  PARTNER’S  1NT

SUBSEQUENT  TO  INTERFERENCE  BY  RESPONDER’S  RHO

 

Select the appropriate Response

 

 

      (1)                      (2)                        (3)                 

 

      1NT                      1NT                        1NT                  

            2H                       2H                         2D

         (Natural)                (Natural)                  (“DON’T”)                 

     (???)                    (???)                      (???)

 

     AXX                      AXXXX                      XXX                  

     QXXX                     XXX                        X               

     KXXX                     XXX                        QXX                  

     XX                       XX                         KXXXXX                

 

 

 

      (4)                      (5)                        (6)                 

 

      1NT                      1NT                        1NT                  

            Dbl.                       Dbl.                     Dbl.

         (“DON’T”)                  (“DON’T”)                (Penalty)

                 

     (???)                    (???)                      (???)

 

     AXXXX                    AX                         XXX                  

     QXX                      XXX                        XXXXX               

     XXXX                     KXXXXX                     QXX                   

     X                        XX                         KX                

 

 

      (7)                      (8)                        (9)                 

 

      1NT                      1NT                        1NT                   

            2D                       2D                         2D

         (Natural)                (Natural)                  (“DON’T”)

                 

     (???)                    (???)                      (???)

 

     AXX                     AXXXX                       XXX                  

     QXX                     XX                          XXXX              

     XXXX                    KQXX                        XX                  

     AJX                     KX                          KXXX                

 

 

 

PROBLEM  BIDDING  SCENARIOS

 

Lesson 10

                                                                                                                - 10a -

 

RESPONSE  TO  PARTNER’S  1NT

SUBSEQUENT  TO  INTERFERENCE  BY  RESPONDER’S  RHO

 

Select the appropriate Response

 

 

      (10)                      (11)                        (12)                 

 

      1NT                       1NT                         1NT                  

            2H                        2H                           2S

         (Natural)                 (Natural)                    (“DON’T”)

                 

     (???)                     (???)                       (???)

 

     AXXXX                     AXXX                         AX                   

     XX                        XXX                          AKXX               

     KXXX                      AKXXX                        QXX                  

     KX                        X                            XXXX                 

 

 

      (13)                      (14)                             

 

      1NT                       1NT                         

            2D                            

         (Natural)                 (Dbl. - ”Don’t)

                 

     (???)                     (???)

 

     XX                        AXXXX                

     AXXXXX                    KXX                    

     KXX                       QXXX                  

     KX                        X                 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROBLEM  BIDDING  SCENARIOS

 

Lesson 10

                                                                                                          - 10 Answers -

 

RESPONSE  TO  PARTNER’S  1NT

SUBSEQUENT  TO  INTERFERENCE  BY  RESPONDER’S  RHO

 

Select the appropriate Response

 

      (1)                      (2)                        (3)                 

 

      1NT                      1NT                        1NT                  

            2H                       2H                         2D

         (Natural)                (Natural)                  (“DON’T”)           

     (???)                    (???)                      (???)

 

     AXX                      AXXXX                      XXX                  

     QXXX                     XXX                        X               

     KXXX                     XXX                        QXX                  

     XX                       XX                         KXXXXX

 

“Double” = Penalty      2 Spades = To Play      “2 NT” = Forces 3C, Then Pass                                           

 

 

      (4)                        (5)                          (6)                 

 

      1NT                        1NT                          1NT                  

            Dbl.                       Dbl.                         Dbl.

         (“DON’T”)                  (“DON’T”)                    (Penalty)            

     (???)                      (???)                        (???)

 

     AXXXX                      AX                           XXX                  

     QXX                        XXX                          XXXXX               

     XXXX                       KXXXXX                       QXX                  

     X                          XX                           KX

 

Pass – Then = 2 Spades     Pass – Then 2D or “2NT”        2 Hearts = To Play    

           To Play      Forcing 3C – Then 3D = To Play    or “Dbl” if “Soinx”

 

 

      (7)                        (8)                          (9)                  

 

      1NT                        1NT                          1NT                  

            2D                         2D                           2D

         (Natural)                  (Natural)                    (“DON’T”)

     (???)                      (???)                        (???)

 

     AXX                       AXXXX                          XXX                  

     QXX                       XX                             XXXX              

     XXXX                      KQXX                           XX                    

     AJX                       KX                             KXXX                

 

   3NT = To Play            “2NT” = Forces “3C”            Pass = No Intent

(Shows No D Stopper)    Then 3NT = (Shows D Stopper)       To Enter Auction

 

 

PROBLEM  BIDDING  SCENARIOS

 

Lesson 10

                                                                                               - 10a Answers -

 

RESPONSE  TO  PARTNER’S  1NT

SUBSEQUENT  TO  INTERFERENCE  BY  RESPONDER’S  RHO

 

Select the appropriate Response

 

       (10)                        (11)                          (12)                 

 

       1NT                         1NT                           1NT                  

             2H                          2H                             2S      

          (Natural)                   (Natural)                     (Natural)

                 

      (???)                       (???)                         (???)

 

      AXXXX                       AXXX                           AX                  

      XX                          XXX                            AKXX               

      KXXX                        AKXXX                          QXX                  

      KX                          X                              XXXX

 

 3 Spades = Game Forcing     “3H” = Stayman for Spades    “2NT” = Forces “3C”       

With 5 Pieces Asking for 3   (Without a Heart Stopper)   Then Bid 3S = Stayman

                                                              For Hearts

                                                          With a Spade Stopper

 

 

      (13)                      (14)                             

 

      1NT                       1NT                         

            2D                             

         (Natural)                 (Dbl. - ”Don’t)

                 

     (???)                     (???)

 

     XX                        AXXXX                

     AXXXXX                    KXX                    

     KXX                       QXXX                  

     KX                        X                                                   

 

4 Hearts = To Play      Pass – Await Completion of “2C” Puppet bid and

(Transfers Are Off)      Action By East, Then bid “2NT” and after opener               

                               Puppets “3C”, Responder then invites game by

                         Bidding 3S. (Could have bid 2S directly)

                       NOTE: One cannot invite if suit Lower ranking than

                              The suit used to interfere.

 

 

 

 

 

PROBLEM  BIDDING  SCENARIOS

 

Lesson 11

                                                                                                                  - 11 -

 

Responses to Partner’s Opening Weak 2-Bids

 

Select the appropriate Response

 

 

      (1)                      (2)                        (3)                 

 

      2H                       2H                         2S                  

            P                        P                         Dbl.

     (???)                    (???)                      (???)

 

     XXX                      XX                         X                  

     QXXX                     XXXXX                      X                

     XXXX                     XXX                        QXX                  

     XX                       XX                         KXXXXXXX

 

 

 

 

      (4)                      (5)                        (6)                 

 

      2S                       2H                         2D                  

            P                        P                         P

     (???)                    (???)                      (???)

 

     AXXXX                  AKQXXXXX                      AKXX               

     XX                     X                             KQXX             

     AKXX                   AKJ                           QX                 

     AK                     X                             AKX

 

 

 

 

      (7)                      (8)                        (9)                 

 

      2D                       2H                         2S                  

            P                        P                         P

     (???)                    (???)                      (???)

 

     AXXX                     AKQXX                      AJXX               

     AJXX                     XX                         KQX             

     X                        AKJ                        QX                 

     AXXX                     QXX                        KQXX

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROBLEM  BIDDING  SCENARIOS

 

Lesson 11

                                                                                                   - 11 Answers -

 

Responses to Partner’s Opening Weak 2-Bids

 

Select the appropriate Response

 

 

      (1)                      (2)                        (3)                 

 

      2H                       2H                         2S                  

            P                        P                         Dbl.

     (???)                    (???)                      (???)

 

     XXX                      XX                         X                  

     QXXX                     XXXXX                      X               

     XXXX                     XXX                        QXX                  

     XX                       XX                         KXXXXXXX

 

3H (Furtherance of      5H (Furtherance of           Pass – Never Pre-Empt             

  Partner’s Pre-Empt)        Partner’s Pre-Empt)                Over a Pre-Empt)

 

 

      (4)                      (5)                        (6)                 

 

      2S                       2H                         2D                  

            P                        P                          P

     (???)                    (???)                      (???)

 

     AXXXX                  AKQXXXXX                      AKXX               

     XX                     X                             KQXX             

     AKXX                   AKJ                           QX                 

     AK                     X                             AKX

 

4S (Game – To Make)      4S (Game in Own Suit)         3NT (Game – To Play)             

    

 

 

      (7)                      (8)                        (9)                 

 

      2D                       2H                         2S                  

            P                        P                         P

     (???)                    (???)                      (???)

 

     AXXX                     AKQXX                      AJXX               

     AJXX                     XX                         KQX             

     X                        AKJ                        QX                 

     AXXX                     QXX                        KQXX

 

Pass – Too Weak      2S (Forcing)                   2NT (Forcing)             

   To Force           (Asking Partner                (Asking Partner for

                    About His/Her Spades)       “Feature” or Quality of Hand)

PROBLEM  BIDDING  SCENARIOS

 

Lesson 12

                                                                                                                  - 12 -

 

Re-bids By Opening Bidder

 

Select the appropriate Re-Bid

 

 

      (1)                        (2)                          (3)                 

 

     1C/???                     1D/???                      1H/???                  

Pass        Pass           Pass        Pass            Pass        Pass                         

      1H                         1H                           1S

 

     AXX                        XX                           XX                  

     XXX                        KXX                          AQJXXX               

     AQX                        AJXXX                        QXX                  

     AXXX                       AXX                          KX                

 

 

 

      (4)                        (5)                          (6)                 

 

     1H/???                     1C/???                      1H/???                  

Pass        Pass           Pass        Pass            Pass        Pass                         

      1S                         1H                           1S

 

     AJXX                       AQXX                         JX                  

     AQXXXX                     KX                           AQJXX               

     XX                         QX                           QXXX                  

     X                          AQXXX                        KX

               

 

 

 

 

      (7)                        (8)                          (9)                 

 

     1H/???                     1C/???                      1H/???                  

Pass        Pass           Pass        Pass            Pass        Pass                         

      1NT                        1H                           1S

 

     AJXX                       AQJ                          AJ                  

     AQXXX                      KXX                           AQJXX               

     AX                         QXX                          QXX                  

     K                          AQXX                         AQX 

              

 

 

 

 

PROBLEM  BIDDING  SCENARIOS

 

Lesson 12

                                                                                                   - 12 Answers -

 

Re-bids By Opening Bidder

 

Select the appropriate Re-Bid

 

      (1)                        (2)                          (3)                 

 

     1C/???                     1D/???                      1H/???                  

Pass        Pass           Pass        Pass            Pass        Pass                         

      1H                         1H                           1S

 

     AXX                        XX                           XX                  

     XXX                        KXX                          AQJXXX               

     AQX                        AJXXX                        QXX                  

     AXXX                       AXX                          KX 

 

1NT – Minimum 11-14            1NT - Minimum                2H – Minimum with    

 Less Than 4 Spades          Not-With-Standing                6-Hearts or More

Fewer Than 3 Hearts        Lack of Spade Stopper

 

 

        (4)                        (5)                          (6)                 

 

       1H/???                     1C/???                      1H/???                  

  Pass        Pass           Pass        Pass            Pass        Pass                         

        1S                         1H                           1S

 

      AJXX                       AQXX                         JX                  

      AQXXXX                     KX                           AQJXX                

      XX                         QX                           QXXX                  

      X                          AQXXX                        KX

 

 3S – 6 Losers – Better         1S – 11-18 HCP’s                 2D – 11-18 HCP’s

In a 4-4 Spade Suit           with a Second Suit       with a Second Suit of

Than Exploring for Hearts   and Fewer Than 4 Hearts     at Least 4-Cards

 

 

      (7)                        (8)                          (9)                 

 

     1H/???                     1C/???                      1H/???                  

Pass        Pass           Pass        Pass            Pass        Pass                         

      1NT                        1H                          1S

 

     AJXX                       AQJ                          AJ                  

     AQXXX                      KX                           AQJXX               

     AX                         QXX                          QXX                  

     K                          AQXX                         AQX

 

   2S – A Reverse          2NT – Evenly Balanced      3NT – Evenly Balanced

  (Forcing) 17 HCP’s          18-19 HCP’s                20 HCP’s   

or More – Hearts Longer

 

PROBLEM  BIDDING  SCENARIOS

 

Lesson 12

                                                                                                                - 12a -

 

Re-bids By Opening Bidder

 

Select the appropriate Re-Bid

 

 

      (10)                        (11)                          (12)                 

 

     1S/???                      1H/???                         1H/???                  

Pass        Pass           Pass         Pass              Pass         Pass                         

      1NT                         1S                             2D

 

     AJXXX                      X                               AX                  

     AXXX                       AKJXXXXX                        AQJXX               

     AQ                         KX                              KX                  

     AX                         KX                              KXXX                

 

 

 

      (13)                        (14)                          (15)                 

 

     1D/???                      1H/???                         1H/???                   

Pass        Pass            2C         Pass                 2C       Pass                         

      1S                         1S                              1S

 

     AJXX                       XXX                             XXXX                   

     X                          AKJXX                           AKJXX               

     AQXX                       XXX                             XX                  

     AK                         KX                              KX                 

 

 

 

      (16)                        (17)                          (18)                 

 

     1D/???                      1H/???                         1H/???                  

Pass        1H              Pass       1S                 Pass         1S                         

      Pass                       Dbl.                           “2S”

 

     AJXX                       XX                              XX                  

     X                          AJXXX                           AKJXXX               

     AQXX                       AXXX                            AXX                  

     KXXX                       KX                              KX                

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROBLEM  BIDDING  SCENARIOS

 

Lesson 12

                                                                                                 - 12a Answers -

 

Re-bids By Opening Bidder

 

Select the appropriate Re-Bid

 

        (10)                        (11)                          (12)                 

 

       1S/???                     1H/???                         1H/???                  

Pass        Pass            Pass         Pass              Pass         Pass                         

        1NT                        1S                              2D

 

     AJXXX                       X                               AX                  

     AXXX                        AKJXXXXX                        AQJXX               

     AQ                          KX                              KX                   

     AX                          KX                              KXXX

 

  3H – Jump Shift with        4H – Game Values              3C – A High Reverse   

Spades Equal or Longer       No Other Interest               17+ HCP’s

Than Hearts – 19+ HCP’s    Self-Sufficient Hearts         Forcing One Round

 

 

      (13)                        (14)                          (15)                 

 

     1D/???                      1H/???                         1H/???                  

Pass        Pass            2C         Pass                 2C       Pass                         

      1S                         1S                              1S

 

     AJXX                       XXX                             XXXX                  

     X                          AKJXX                           AKJXX               

     AQXX                       XXX                             XX                  

     AK                         KX                              KX

 

“4H” – Splinter Bid      Double – “Support”            2S – Minimum Hand

  Game Values with        Showing 3 Pieces              With Support for

Support for Partner      Spades (Alertable)                  Partner

 

 

      (16)                        (17)                          (18)                  

 

     1D/???                      1H/???                         1H/???                  

Pass        1H              Pass       1S                 Pass         1S                         

      Pass                       Dbl.                           “2S”

 

     AJXX                       XX                              XX                  

     X                          AJXXX                           AKJXXX               

     AQXX                       AXXX                            AXX                  

     KXXX                       KX                              KX

 

Double – “Re-Opening”     2D – Minimum Hand in           4H – Game Values

                        Response to Responder’s         When Coupled with             

                           Negative Double          Responder’s Limit Raise +

PROBLEM  BIDDING  SCENARIOS

 

Lesson 13

                                                                                                                  - 13 -

 

Re-bids By Responder

 

Select the appropriate Re-Bid

 

 

       (1)                        (2)                          (3)                 

 

      1D/2C                      1D/2C                        1D/2C                   Pass         Pass          Pass         Pass            Pass         Pass                         

     1H/???                     1H/???                       1H/???

 

     JXX                        QXX                           XXX                  

     AQXXXX                     AJXXXX                        AQJXX               

     XX                         AXX                           QXX                  

     XX                         X                             KX                

 

 

 

 

       (4)                        (5)                          (6)                 

 

     1D/1NT                     1D/1NT                       1D/2NT                   Pass         Pass          Pass         Pass            Pass         Pass                         

     1H/???                     1H/???                       1H/???

 

     QXX                        QXX                           QXX                  

     AQXXX                      AJXXX                         AQXXX               

     XX                         AXX                           XX                  

     XXX                        XX                            XXX                

 

 

 

 

       (7)                        (8)                          (9)                 

 

     1C/1NT                     “2C/2NT                      “2C/2NT                   Pass         Pass          Pass         Pass            Pass         Pass                         

     1S/???                    “2D”/???                     “2D”/???

 

     AQXXX                      XXX                           XX                  

     AQXX                       AJXX                          XXXXXX               

     XX                         XXXX                          XXX                  

     XX                         XX                            XX                

 

 

 

 

 

PROBLEM  BIDDING  SCENARIOS

 

Lesson 13

                                                                                                   - 13 Answers -

 

Re-bids By Responder

 

Select the appropriate Re-Bid

 

       (1)                        (2)                          (3)                 

 

      1D/2C                      1D/2C                        1D/2C                   Pass         Pass          Pass         Pass            Pass         Pass                          

     1H/???                     1H/???                       1H/???

 

     JXX                        QXX                           XXX                  

     AQXXXX                     AJXXXX                        AQJXX               

     XX                         AXX                           QXX                  

     XX                         X                             KX 

 

2H – “Drop Dead” Bid      3H – Invitational          “2S” – 4th Suit Forcing

                            with 6 Pieces                to Game

 

 

       (4)                        (5)                          (6)                 

 

     1D/1NT                     1D/1NT                       1D/2NT                   Pass         Pass          Pass         Pass            Pass         Pass                         

     1H/???                     1H/???                       1H/???

 

     QXX                        QXX                           QXX                  

     AQXXX                      AJXXX                         AQXXX               

     XX                         AXX                           XX                  

     XXX                        XX                            XXX

 

Pass – Or 2 Hearts       “2C” – New Minor Forcing      “3C” – New Minor Force

 

 

        (7)                         (8)                          (9)                 

 

      1C/1NT                      “2C/2NT                      “2C/2NT                     

 Pass         Pass           Pass         Pass            Pass         Pass                         

      1S/???                     “2D”/???                     “2D”/???

 

      AQXXX                       XXX                           XX                  

      AQXX                        AJXX                          XXXXXX               

      XX                          XXXX                          XXX                  

      XX                          XX                            XX

                

“2D” – New Minor Force        “3C” – Stayman             “3D” - Transfer

Note: Difference From #5

(Hearts Not Yet Explored)

 

 

PROBLEM  BIDDING  SCENARIOS

 

Lesson 13

                                                                                                                - 13a -

 

Re-bids By Responder

 

Select the appropriate Re-Bid

 

 

       (10)                        (11)                          (12)                 

 

      1C/1S                       1C/1H                         1C/1H                   Pass         Pass           Pass         Pass             Pass         Pass                         

     1H/???                      1D/???                         1D/???

 

     XXX                        QXXX                            KXX                  

     AQXX                       XXX                             XXX               

     XXX                        AXXXX                           AXXX                  

     XXX                        X                               XXX                

 

 

 

 

       (13)                        (14)                          (15)                 

 

      1C/1NT                      1C/1NT                        1D/2C                  Pass         Pass           Pass         Pass             Pass         Pass                         

      1S/???                     1S/???                         1H/???

 

     AJXXX                       AJXXX                           XXX                  

     QXXX                        KXXX                            AKXX               

     XX                          AX                              AXX                  

     XX                          X                               AXX                

 

 

 

 

       (16)                        (17)                          (18)                 

 

      1C/2D                       1NT/”2D”                      1NT/”2D”                   Pass         Pass           Pass         Pass             Pass           Pass                         

      1H/???                     “2C”/???                      “2C”/??? 1D/???

 

     XX                          KXXXX                           QXXXX                  

     AQXX                        AXXX                            QXXX               

     XXX                         AX                              AX                  

     KXXX                        XX                              XX                

 

 

 

 

PROBLEM  BIDDING  SCENARIOS

 

Lesson 13

                                                                                                 - 13a Answers -

 

Re-bids By Responder

 

Select the appropriate Re-Bid

 

       (10)                        (11)                          (12)                 

 

      1C/1S                       1C/1H                         1C/1H                   Pass         Pass           Pass         Pass             Pass         Pass                         

     1H/???                      1D/???                         1D/???

 

     XXX                        QXXX                            KXX                  

     AQXX                       XXX                             XXX               

     XXX                        AXXXX                           AXXX                  

     XXX                        X                               XXX

 

 Pass – Opener Has       1S – “Up The Ladder”           1NT – 6-10 HCP’s

Fewer Than 19 HCP’s               

 

 

       (13)                        (14)                          (15)                 

 

      1C/1NT                      1C/1NT                        1D/2C                  Pass         Pass           Pass         Pass             Pass         Pass                         

      1S/???                     1S/???                         1H/???

 

     AJXXX                       AJXXX                           XXX                   

     QXXX                        KXXX                            AKXX               

     XX                          AX                              AXX                  

     XX                          X                               AXX

 

2H – Non-Forcing             3H – Forcing               “2S” – “Forth Suit

                        Note: Difference From #13              Forcing”

 

 

         (16)                        (17)                          (18)                 

 

        1C/2D                       1NT/”2D”                     1NT/”2D”                   

  Pass         Pass           Pass         Pass             Pass         Pass                         

       1H/???                      “2C”/???                      “2C”/???

 

       XX                          KXXXX                           QXXXX                  

       AQXX                        AXXX                            QXXX               

       XXX                         AX                              AX                  

       KXXX                        XX                              XX

 

3C – Remember, Reverses        3S – Game Forcing            2S - Invitational   

 By Opener are forcing       Showing 5 Spades + 4 Hearts   with 5 Spades + 4

For One Round and show                                          Hearts

First suit Longer than Second        Note: Difference Between #17 & #18

 

PROBLEM  BIDDING  SCENARIOS

 

Lesson 13

                                                                                                                - 13b -

 

Re-bids By Responder

 

Select the appropriate Re-Bid

 

 

       (19)                        (20)                          (21)                 

 

      1C/1S                       1C/1S                         1C/1H                   Pass         Pass           Pass         Pass             Pass         Pass                         

     1D/???                      1D/???                         1D/???

 

     AXX                        AQX                             KQ                  

     QXXX                       KXX                             AXXX               

     KQXX                       KQXXX                           AXXXX                  

     JXX                        XX                              XX                

 

 

 

 

       (22)                        (23)                          (24)                 

 

      1C/1S                       1C/1S                         1C/1H                   Pass         Pass           Pass         Pass             Pass         Pass                         

     1D/???                      1D/???                         1D/???

 

     AXXX                       AQXX                            X                  

     XXXX                       XXXX                            AXXX               

     QXXX                       KXX                             AKXXX                  

     X                          XX                              AXX                

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROBLEM  BIDDING  SCENARIOS

 

Lesson 13

                                                                                                 - 13b Answers -

 

Re-bids By Responder

 

Select the appropriate Re-Bid

 

       (19)                        (20)                          (21)                 

 

      1C/1S                       1C/1S                         1C/1H                   Pass         Pass           Pass         Pass             Pass         Pass                         

     1D/???                      1D/???                         1D/???

 

     AXX                        AQX                             KQ                  

     QXXX                       KXX                             AXXX               

     KQXX                       KQXXX                           AXXXX                  

     JXX                        XX                              XX

 

2 NT - Invitational           3NT - Game                 4H – Game Values +

                                                            Heart Support

 

       (22)                        (23)                          (24)                 

 

      1C/1S                       1C/1S                         1C/1H                   Pass         Pass           Pass         Pass             Pass         Pass                          

     1D/???                      1D/???                         1D/???

 

     AXXX                       AQXX                            X                  

     XXXX                       XXXX                            AXXX                

     QXXX                       KXX                             AKXXX                  

     X                          XX                              AXX 

 

 Pass – No Conceivable     2S – Game interest if       “3S” – Splinter Bid      

   Game Interest        Opener Has Better Than         in Support of Hearts

                           Minimum Holding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROBLEM  BIDDING  SCENARIOS

 

Lesson 14

                                                                                                                  - 14 -

 

Bids By Responder to Partner Who Has Overcalled

 

Select the appropriate Response

 

 

       (1)                        (2)                          (3)                 

 

       1C                         1C                           1H                    

 ???        1H              ???        1S                ???       1S                         

      Pass                       Dbl.                         Pass

 

      AXX                        AXXX                         KX                  

      QXX                        JXX                          XXX               

      QXXXX                      XXXX                         AKXXX                  

      XX                         XX                           XX                

 

 

 

 

 

       (4)                        (5)                          (6)                 

 

       1C                         1C                           1H                    

 ???        1D              ???        1S                ???       1S                         

      Pass                       Pass                         Pass

 

      AX                         XXX                           XX                  

      QXXXX                      JXXX                          AQXX               

      QXXX                       JXXX                          KXXX                  

      XX                         XX                            XXX               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROBLEM  BIDDING  SCENARIOS

 

Lesson 14

                                                                                                   - 14 Answers -

 

Bids By Responder to Partner Who Has Overcalled

 

Select the appropriate Response

 

       (1)                        (2)                          (3)                 

 

       1C                         1C                           1H                    

 ???        1H              ???        1S                ???       1S                         

      Pass                       Dbl.                         Pass

 

      AXX                        AXXX                         KX                  

      QXX                        JXX                          XXX               

      QXXXX                      XXXX                         AKXXX                   

      XX                         XX                           XX

 

2H – Competitive           3S – Pre-Emptive         2D – Competitive with           

                                                       No Spade Support

 

 

 

 

       (4)                        (5)                          (6)                 

 

       1C                         1C                           1H                    

 ???        1D              ???        1S                ???       1S                          

      Pass                       Pass                         Pass

 

      AX                         XXX                           XX                  

      QXXXX                      JXXX                          AQXX               

      QXXX                       JXXX                          KXXX                  

      XX                         XX                            XXX

 

  1H – Own 5-card Suit       Pass – Not Enough       1NT – 7-9 HCP’s 

Does Not Deny Support for    to Bid – Does Not        Non Support for

 Partner’s Minor Suit        Negate Support for     Partner’s Overcall Suit

    Overcall                 Partner’s Overcall      With Stopper in Hearts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROBLEM  BIDDING  SCENARIOS

 

Lesson 14

                                                                                                                - 14a -

Bids By Responder to Partner Who Has Overcalled

 

Select the appropriate Response

 

 

       (7)                        (8)                          (9)                  

 

       1C                         1C                           1H                    

 ???        1H              ???        1NT                ???       1NT                         

      Dbl.                       Pass                         Pass

 

      X                         AXXX                          KXXXXX                  

      QXXXXX                    AXXX                          XX               

      QXX                       XX                            XXX                   

      XXX                       AXX                           XX                

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       (10)                        (11)                          (12)                 

 

       1C                           1H                            1D                    

 ???        2C”              ???        “2H”               ???        “2D”                        

      Pass                         Pass                          Pass

 

      AQXXX                       X                              XX                  

      KQX                         XXX                            X               

      QXX                         AXXXX                          JXXXXXX                  

      AX                          AXXX                           XXX                

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROBLEM  BIDDING  SCENARIOS

 

Lesson 14

                                                                                                - 14a Answers -

 

Bids By Responder to Partner Who Has Overcalled

 

Select the appropriate Response

 

 

       (7)                        (8)                          (9)                 

 

       1C                         1C                           1H                    

 ???        1H              ???        1NT                ???       1NT                         

      Dbl.                       Pass                         Pass

 

      X                         AXXX                          KXXXXX                  

      QXXXXX                    AXXX                          XX               

      QXX                       XX                            XXX                  

      XXX                       AXX                           XX

 

4H or 5H – Pre-Emptive    “2C” - Stayman                 “2H” - Transfer  

  Dependent Upon         (Requires Partnership)          “Front of Card”

  Vulnerability            (Understanding)

                           “Front of Card”

 

 

       (10)                        (11)                          (12)                 

 

       1C                           1H                            1D                    

 ???        2C”              ???        “2H”               ???        “2D”                        

      Pass                         Pass                          Pass

 

      AQXXX                       X                              XX                  

      KQX                         XXX                            X               

      QXX                         AXXXX                          JXXXXXX                   

      AX                          AXXX                           XXX 

              

2S – Do Not Get Excited      “2NT” – Negating            Pass – Over-rule

 Partner Could Have      Spade Support, Asks               Partner’s

    0 HCP’s             Over-caller to Mention            Michael Bid

                              Minor Suit               For the Major Suits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROBLEM  BIDDING  SCENARIOS

 

Lesson 15

                                                                                                                - 15 -

 

Using Michael’s Cuebids

 

Select the appropriate Bid Under the Following Shown Scenarios

 

       (1)                        (2)                          (3)                 

 

       1C                          1D                           1C                 

           ????                        ????                         ????                        

                              

      AXXXX                      AXXXX                        KXXXXX                   

      KJXXX                      KJXXX                        XXXXXX               

      XX                         XX                           X                  

      X                          X                            ------

 

 

 

       (4)                        (5)                          (6)                 

 

       1C                          1D                           1C                 

           ????                        ????               ????      Pass                         

                                                                1D

 

      XX                         XXX                          KXXXX                  

      AJX                        AJX                          KXXXXX               

      XX                         AQXXX                        X                  

      AKJXXX                     XX                           X

 

 

 

       (7)                        (8)                          (9)                 

 

       1C                          1H                           1S                 

  ???      Pass                        ????                         ????                        

       1H                                                        

  

      KQXXX                      KXXXX                        X                  

      AXXXX                      JX                           KXXXXX               

      X                          AQXXX                        X                  

      XX                         XX                           AQXXXXX

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROBLEM  BIDDING  SCENARIOS

 

Lesson 15

                                                                                                   - 15 Answers -

 

Using Michael’s Cuebids

 

Select the appropriate Bid Under the Following Shown Scenarios

 

       (1)                        (2)                          (3)                 

 

       1C                          1D                           1C                 

           ????                        ????                         ????                        

                              

      AXXXX                      AXXXX                        KXXXXX                  

      KJXXX                      KJXXX                        XXXXXX               

      XX                         XX                           X                  

      X                          X                            ------

 

“2C” – Michael’s for        “2D” – Michael’s for               “2C” – Michael’s

   the Majors – Pass            the Majors – Pass             for the Majors -  

on Next Opportunity           on Next Opportunity          The Longer the Suits,

                                                            the Fewer HCP’s Needed

 

 

       (4)                        (5)                          (6)                 

 

       1C                          1D                           1C                 

           ????                        ????               ????      Pass                         

                                                                1D

 

      XX                         XXX                          KXXXX                  

      AJX                        AJX                          KXXXXX               

      XX                         AQXXX                        X                  

      AKJXXX                     XX                           X

 

3C – Simple Overcall          Pass – Need 6-Card Suit         “2C” – For Majors

 Natural for Clubs           To Make a Natural Overcall

 

  

       (7)                        (8)                          (9)                 

 

       1C                          1H                           1S                 

  ???      Pass                        ????                         ????                        

       1H                                                        

  

      KQXXX                      KXXXX                        X                  

      AXXXX                      JX                           KXXXXX               

      X                          AQXXX                        X                  

      XX                         XX                           AQXXXXX

 

1S – Simple Overcall       “2H” – Showing Spades +          “2S” – Showing Hearts +

Cannot use Michael’s       Unspecified Minor Suit            Unspecified Minor Suit

 

 

 

PROBLEM  BIDDING  SCENARIOS

Lesson 15

                                                                                                                - 15a -

 

Using Michael’s Cuebids

 

Select the appropriate Bid Under the Following Shown Scenarios

 

 

       (10)                        (11)                          (12)                 

 

       1C                          1H                           1C                 

           ????                        ????                         ????                        

                              

      AKXXX                      AXXXX                        XX                  

      KJXXX                      KJ                           KXXXXX               

      XX                         AQXXX                        AQXXXX                  

      X                          X                            X

 

 

 

 

 

       (13)                        (14)                          (15)                 

 

       1C                          1C                           1H                 

           ????                        ????                         ????                        

                              

      AKXXX                      AKXXX                        AKXXX                  

      XX                         AJXXX                        AX               

      KXXXX                      AQ                           AQXXX                  

      X                          X                            X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROBLEM  BIDDING  SCENARIOS

Lesson 15

                                                                                                 - 15a Answers -

 

Using Michael’s Cuebids

 

Select the appropriate Bid Under the Following Shown Scenarios

 

 

       (10)                        (11)                          (12)                 

 

       1C                          1H                           1C                 

           ????                        ????                         ????                        

                              

      AKXXX                      AXXXX                        XX                  

      KJXXX                      KJ                           KXXXXX               

      XX                         AQXXX                        AQXXXX                  

      X                          X                            X

 

 1S – Planning to Rebid       1S – Planning to Rebid          “2NT” – “Unusual”

   2H – (11-15 HCP’s)         2D – (11-15 HCP’s)            Two Lower Unbid Suits

 

 

 

 

 

       (13)                        (14)                          (15)                 

 

       1C                          1C                           1H                  

           ????                        ????                         ????                        

                              

      AKXXX                      AKXXX                        AKXXX                  

      XX                         AJXXX                        AX               

      KXXXX                      AQ                           AQXXX                  

      X                          X                            X

 

Michael’s nor Unusual NT      “2C” – Planning to Rebid       “2H” – Planning to Rebid

 Can Be Here – Must             “3C” (Cue-Bid Again)           “3H” Later to Show

Bid 1S Hoping to Be Able       To Evidence 16+ HCP’s               16+ HCP’s