Exercise 3T47   Main


How Not To Bid


  by Richard Pavlicek

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

Chicken Little

1. None Vul
S A K 10 6
H A K Q 7 6 4
D 4
C 3 2
Table S J 8 5 4
H 2
D A K 6 2
C A 8 6 4

1 H
4 S
Pass
Pass
1 S
Pass
Pass
Pass

Worst call made:

Proper call instead:

Best contract:


Irreversible Error

2. Both Vul
S 2
H A Q 8 4
D K J 10 9 7
C K 7 2
Table S K Q 9 7 6 4
H 5 2
D 8 2
C A 8 6

1 D
2 H
3 NT
Pass
Pass
Pass
1 S
3 S
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass

Worst call made:

Proper call instead:

Best 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
Table S A Q 6
H Q J 9 5
D K Q 5
C Q 10 3

1 NT
5 H
Pass
Pass
4 NT
6 NT
Pass
All Pass

Worst call made:

Proper call instead:

Best contract:


Two No-Clubs

4. Both Vul
S K 10 7 3
H 10 8 2
D K Q 8 5
C A 2
Table S Q J 2
H K Q J 5 4
D A 4
C 9 6 4

1 D
1 S
2 NT
Pass
Pass
Pass
1 H
2 C
3 NT
Pass
Pass
All Pass

Worst call made:

Proper call instead:

Best 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
Table S 5 2
H 8 7
D J 8 3
C K 10 9 8 7 4

1 NT
3 NT
Pass
Pass
3 C
Pass
3 S
Pass

Worst call made:

Proper call instead:

Best contract:


Cross-eyed Crossruff

6. Both Vul
S K J 9 7
H A 10 9 6
D Q 5
C K Q J
Table S A Q 8 2
H 7 4 2
D A 4 3
C 7 5 4

1 NT
2 S
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
2 C
4 S
Pass
Pass

Worst call made:

Proper call instead:

Best contract:

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© 2014 Richard Pavlicek