Main   Exercise 3T69 by Richard Pavlicek  

Elementary, My Dear Watson

Sherlock Holmes could spot the East-West villains here,
but then, he’s in a class by himself.

Can you spot the worst call made on each auction?
Also determine the proper call and the best correct.

Happy sleuthing!

1. None Vul
S K 8
H K Q 7 3
D 10 6 4 2
C 9 7 2
Table S 4 3
H A 2
D A K J 8 7 5
C A 8 3


3 H
5 D
1 S
Pass
Pass
Dbl
4 D
Pass
2 S
Pass
Pass

Worst call made:

Proper call instead:

Best contract:

2. N-S Vul
S A 9 7 2
H 3
D 8 6 2
C Q 9 7 6 5
Table S Q J 3
H 9 7 6
D A K Q
C A K J 2


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

Worst call made:

Proper call instead:

Best contract:

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


4 S
5 S
1 H
5 H
Pass
1 S
Dbl
Pass
2 H
Pass
Pass

Worst call made:

Proper call instead:

Best contract:

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


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

Worst call made:

Proper call instead:

Best contract:

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5. None Vul
S 10 5 2
H K Q J 9
D A 10 8 5
C 8 2
Table S 3
H A 2
D K Q J 9 7
C Q J 9 7 6


3 C
2 S
Pass
2 NT
Pass
Pass
Pass

Worst call made:

Proper call instead:

Best contract:

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


3 H
5 C
2 D
Pass
Pass
3 C
4 C
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass

Worst call made:

Proper call instead:

Best contract:

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© 2014 Richard Pavlicek