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How Not To Bid


These crazy little critters are up to no good! On each auction, can you determine the worst call made, the proper call instead, and the correct final contract?

Chicken Little

1. None Vul

S A K 10 6
H A K Q 7 6 4
D 4
C 3 2
TableS J 8 5 4
H 2
D A K 6 2
C A 8 6 4

West
1 H
4 S
North
Pass
Pass
East
1 S
Pass
South
Pass

Worst call made _____

Proper call instead _____

Correct final contract _____

Irreversible Error

2. Both Vul

S 2
H A Q 8 4
D K J 10 9 7
C K 7 2
TableS K Q 9 7 6 4
H 5 2
D 8 2
C A 8 6

West
1 D
2 H
3 NT
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
East
1 S
3 S
Pass
South
Pass
Pass

Worst call made _____

Proper call instead _____

Correct final contract _____

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Slam Dunked

3. None Vul

S K J 4
H A K 7 4
D A 8 4
C J 7 2
TableS A Q 6
H Q J 9 5
D K Q 5
C Q 10 3

West
1 NT
5 H
North
Pass
Pass
East
4 NT
6 NT
South
Pass

Worst call made _____

Proper call instead _____

Correct final contract _____

Two No-Clubs

4. Both Vul

S K 10 7 3
H 10 8 2
D K Q 8 5
C A 2
TableS Q J 2
H K Q J 5 4
D A 4
C 9 6 4

West
1 D
1 S
2 NT
North
Pass
Pass
Pass
East
1 H
2 C
3 NT
South
Pass
Pass

Worst call made _____

Proper call instead _____

Correct final contract _____

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Man Overboard

5. None Vul

S K 9 4
H K Q J 4
D A 9 6 4
C A 2
TableS 5 2
H 8 7
D J 8 3
C K 10 9 8 7 4

West
1 NT
3 NT
North
Pass
Pass
East
3 C
Pass
South
3 S

Worst call made _____

Proper call instead _____

Correct final contract _____

Cross-eyed Crossruff

6. Both Vul

S K J 9 7
H A 10 9 6
D Q 5
C K Q J
TableS A Q 8 2
H 7 4 2
D A 4 3
C 7 5 4

West
1 NT
2 S
Pass
North
Pass
Pass
East
2 C
4 S
South
Pass
Pass

Worst call made _____

Proper call instead _____

Correct final contract _____

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Answers

1.Pass
5 S
6 S

2.2 H
2 D
2 S

3.5 H
Pass
4 NT

4.2 NT
2 H
4 H

5.3 NT
Pass
3 S

6.2 C
3 NT
3 NT

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