Main   Exercise 3T59 by Richard Pavlicek  

How To Lose At Bridge

The six auctions below would make anyone a loser.
Take out your magnifying glass and be a bridge detective.

For each auction determine the worst call made, the proper call
that should have been made instead, and the best contract.

1. E-W Vul
S 9 2
H 10 5 3
D A Q 8 6 5 4
C Q 2
Table S A K 8 3
H 8 6 2
D 2
C A K J 9 8


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

Worst call made:

Proper call instead:

Best contract:

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


2 C
3 C
1 C
Pass
Pass
Dbl
2 S
3 H
Pass
Pass
All Pass

Worst call made:

Proper call instead:

Best contract:

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3. None Vul
S 3
H A 7 6 3
D 10 6 3
C A K Q 7 4
Table S A J 10 9 7 4
H Q 8 4
D J 7 2
C 2


3 C
Pass
1 D
Dbl
2 S
Pass
Pass
Pass

Worst call made:

Proper call instead:

Best contract:

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


1 S
3 NT
1 H
Pass
Pass
Dbl
1 NT
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass

Worst call made:

Proper call instead:

Best contract:

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5. None Vul
S K 10 5 4
H A K 9 7 2
D 4
C 5 4 3
Table S 7 2
H 4 3
D K Q J 8 5
C A K 9 2


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

Worst call made:

Proper call instead:

Best contract:

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


3 H
1 S
Pass
2 NT
Pass
Pass
Pass

Worst call made:

Proper call instead:

Best contract:

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© 2014 Richard Pavlicek