Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Posted by McKenzie
After winning the first pair event, we had no luck the next four days, so Paul and I finally made the switch over to IMPs for Saturday and Sunday.
We entered (and quickly exited) the Compact Knockout. We had much better luck in the evening Swiss, however. Isn't it amazing how much better your luck is when you're playing well?
All problems IMPs. Check out the Comments section at the end of the post to see what we did and what others would do. Also, feel free to leave a Comment yourself!
(A) White vs. red
AJ7 QT85 9432 J3
You pass in first chair. LHO opens 1D, partner makes a weak jump overcall of 2S, and RHO passes. Your call.
(B) Red vs. white
AJT KT753 Q4 AT3
LHO opens 1S, and RHO bids a forcing 1NT. Do you bid?
(C) White vs. red
A98763 T7 843 Q9
LHO passes, partner opens 1H, and RHO overcalls 2C. You put in a 2S bid [natural and non-forcing, by partnership agreement]. Partner now cuebids 3C. What's your bid?
(D) All red
76 Q9852 none AKQJ64
In third chair, you open 1C (do you?) and LHO overcalls 4S, which gets passed around to you. What's your action?
(E) All white
KJ97432 Q7 K9 65
RHO, in first chair, opens 1H. You're up.
(F) Red vs. white
KJ62 AJ92 KJ96 4
Partner opens 2C. Happily, you have a bid for this hand – 2NT shows three suits headed by the ace or king. Pard rebids 3NT, and it's up to you.
(G) All red
Here's a nice one for you:
AKQ73 Q842 AKQ7 none
You open 2C (anyone for 1S?), pard bids an artificial game-forcing 2D, you rebid 2S, and pard comes out with 3D! What to do with this pleasant turn of events?