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Lesson 8: Quiz ANSWERS
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  1. Partner opens 1NT. How many cards does he at least has in any suit?
    With a balanced hand Opener has at least 2 cards in a suit (a singleton or void would make it an unbalanced hand).
  2. What is a 'Rescue bid'?
    A response of 2 in a suit after a 1NT opening. This shows a very weak unbalanced hand with a 5 card or longer suit. Opener must pass.
  3. After a 1NT opening : is a response of 2S a Rescue bid?
    Yes.
  4. After a 1NT opening : is a response of 2C a Rescue bid?
    Not if you include the Stayman Convention in your bidding System.
  5. After a 1NT opening: is a response of 3H forcing to Game?
    Yes. The opener must bid 4H with three or more Hearts, or 3NT with only a Heart doubleton.
  6. After a 1NT opening : is a response of 3C forcing to Game?
    Yes. The opener must bid 5C with three or more Clubs, or 3NT with only a Club doubleton.
  7. What is the purpose of the 'Stayman Convention'?
    Finding a 4-4 trump fit in one of the two major suits.
  8. Partner opened with 1NT.
    What is your Response with the following hands?
    1. S - K J 10 9 8 3     H - 6 2     C - A 10 9 7     D - 10
      4S
      You have at least a 6-2 trumpfit in Spades and enough points for a Game contract.
    2. S - 6 4 3     H - Q 10 9 6 4 2     C - 2     D - 9 3 2
      2H (Rescue bid)
      You are very weak, unbalanced with a long Heart suit. Opener must pass.
    3. S - A J 4 3 2     H - 9 7     C - A J 10 5   D - 9 3
      3S
      Opener must bid 4S with 3 card or better support, or bid 3NT.
    4. S - A 4 2     H - A K Q J 10 8 3 2     C - A 5   D -
      7H
      A very strong freakish hand, counting 22½ points (including shortage points).
    5. S -     H - K 10 9     C - A 8 7 5   D - A Q 10 8 7 2
      5D
      Enough points for Game bid in a minor suit and 3NT could be dangerous with the void in Spades.
    6. S - Q J 3 2     H - K Q 5 2     C - 8   D - K 8 3 2
      2C (Stayman Convention)
      If Opener bids a major suit raise it to Game.
      If opener replies 2D : bid 3NT.
    7. S - A Q 9 3 2     H - A 10 8 4     C - 4   D - 10 9 4
      2C (Stayman Convention)
      If Opener bids a major suit raise it to Game.
      If opener replies 2D : bid 3S showing a 5 card Spade suit (as well as 4 Hearts).
    8. S - K 9 8 7 3 2     H - 9 3     C - 4   D - J 10 9 4
      2S (Rescue bid)
      You are very weak, unbalanced with a long Spade suit. Opener must pass.
    9. S - A K 9 6 2     H - A 10 8     C - 3   D - 8 6 5 4
      3S
      Opener must raise to 4S with 3 card support or bid 3NT with a Spade doubleton.
    10. S - K 10 3     H - A 10 8 2     C -   D - A Q 9 8 3 2
      2C (Stayman Convention)
      Investigate a 4-4 trump fit in Hearts first. If Opener replies with 2H : raise to 4H.
      If Opener replies with 2D or 2S : bid 5D. You have a trump fit in Diamonds.
  9. You opened 1NT, partner responded as shown (in bold) below.
    What is your reply with the following hand ?

    S - K Q 10     H - A 8     C - A Q 2     D - Q 10 9 5 4
    1. 1NT - 2C - Your reply = 2D (Stayman) : you have no 4 card major suit.
    2. 1NT - 2H - Your reply = Pass : Responder made a Rescue bid.
    3. 1NT - 2S - Your reply = Pass : Responder made a Rescue bid.
    4. 1NT - 3H - Your reply = 3NT : You have only Doubleton support in Hearts but must bid Game.
    5. 1NT - 3S - Your reply = 4S : you have 3 card trump support.
    6. 1NT - 4H - Your reply = Pass
    7. 1NT - 2NT - Your reply = 3NT : Bid Game with a maximum 1NT opening (17-18 pts).
  10. You opened 1NT, Partner responded as shown (in bold) below.
    What is your reply with the following hand ?

    S - A J 10     H - A 10 9 4     C - K 9 2     D - K Q 10 9
    1. 1NT - 2C - Your reply = 2H (Stayman) : you have a 4 card Heart suit.
    2. 1NT - 2H - Your reply = Pass : Responder made a Rescue bid.
    3. 1NT - 2S - Your reply = Pass : Responder made a Rescue bid.

    4. 1NT - 3H - Your reply = 4H : You have 4 card support in Hearts.
    5. 1NT - 3S - Your reply = 4S : you have 3 card trump support.

    6. 1NT - 4H - Your reply = Pass
    7. 1NT - 2NT - Your reply = 3NT : Bid Game with a maximum 1NT opening (17-18 pts).
  11. You opened 1NT, Partner responded as shown (in bold) below.
    What is your second reply with the following hand?
  12. S - K Q 10 8     H - A J 7 5     C - A 2     D - K 10 9
    1. 1NT - 2C - You reply 2H - 3H - Your next bid = 4H
      Responder shows a 4 card Heart suit with 8-9 points. Raise to Game with a maximum (17-18 pts).
    2. 1NT - 2C - You reply 2H - 3NT - Your next bid = 4S
      Responder must have at least one 4 card major suit to bid Stayman. If it is not Hearts it is obviously Spades. Bid therefore Game in Spades.
    3. 1NT - 2C - You reply 2H - 4H - Your next bid = Pass.

Answer to Question in
Lesson 8.4
Play an encouraging signal on trick 1 in Deal 2 by discarding the 7 of Clubs (instead of the 2), and in Deal 9 by discarding the 7 of Hearts (instead of the 2).
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