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Barbara Seagram

This quiz is a continuation of Barbara Seagram's article on Negative Doubles

Question 1:

 

  1♠  
1 You
     

 

You are sitting East and the auction has proceeded 1 by partner, 1 by RHO. What will you bid with the following hands?

 

a. ♠ 87
 AQ94
♦ 752
♣ K753
b. ♠ A8
 10763
♦ K76
♣ Q874
c. ♠ AQ10873
 84
♦ 8
♣ 9852

 
d. ♠ 92
 AQJ53
♦ KQ
♣ 10862
e. ♠ AJ10
 Q73
♦ 965
♣ Q842
f. ♠ 76
 K542
♦ 983
♣ QJ64

 

Answers:

 

  1. Double
  2. Double
  3. Pass & hope that partner can re-open the bidding with a double
  4. 2
  5. 1 NT
  6. Double

 

Question 2:

 

  1  
1♣ You
     

 

You are sitting East and the auction has proceeded 1 by partner, 1 by RHO. What will you bid with the following hands?

 

a. ♠ AQ62
 954
♦ Q532
♣ 54
b. ♠ A763
 108
♦ 32
♣ KQ764
c. ♠ KJ654
 K98
♦ 3
♣ K872

 

 

Answers:

 

  1. Double
  2. Double (If partner now bids 2, you now bid 3)
  3. 1 (Just bid naturally with a 5 card major)

 

Question 3:

 

You are using negative doubles. What should you bid after the bidding has gone:

 

YouOpponentPartnerOpponent
1♣ 1♠ Double Pass
?      

 

a. ♠ 87
 KJ74
 A83
♣ AJ98
b. ♠ AJ10
 Q5
♦ K72
♣ KJ743
c. ♠ 4
 AJ6
♦ 943
♣ AQJ932

 
d. ♠ A7
 KQJ6
♦ 93
♣ AQ743
e. ♠ 9
 AQJ7
♦ KQ7
♣ AQ752
f. ♠ AQJ10
 93
♦ KQ8
♣ AQJ4

 

Answers:

 

  1. 2
  2. 1NT
  3. 2
  4. 3
  5. 4
  6. Pass (You will get lots of points for defeating them in 1 )