After the Seaside Regional, we played at a few club games in Oregon and Virginia. Here are a few problems from those games.
All problems matchpoints. Check the Comments section for what happened at the table and what others would have done.
(A) All white
J8762 AT5 6542 8
RHO opens 2H, and the opponents are silent thereafter. You pass, and partner balances with 2S. Your call.
(B) White vs. red
AK 73 AKQ76 AJT6
You open a strong 2C. Pard bids 2D [artificial; no aces, at most one king]. You rebid 2NT. Pard Staymans, you deny a major, and pard bids a Smolen 3H, showing five spades and four hearts. What's your bid?
(C) Red vs. white
T QT92 QJ985 K54
Partner opens a "good 14-17" 1NT, and RHO passes. What's your call?
(D) All red
K63 AKJT642 86 J
There are three passes to you. You open 1H (would you?) and LHO overcalls a natural (!) 1NT -- explained as 11-13 HCP, usually a heart stopper. Pard doubles, and RHO bids 2H (transfer to spades). You're up.