Sunday 26 April

Number 4

Congratulations to Colin Whyte who has won the fourth Weekly Quiz above.

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Ian Foster
Ian Foster
10 months ago

South is 5/5 in S and D so partner is singleton. You want to give partner a ruff and, hopefully, a second as he has 3 trumps but you also want to tell him which suit to lead back after he’s ruffed so, give a suit preference signal for H by playing the D8 which is your highest remaining D.

Rosa Bisset
Rosa Bisset
10 months ago

Return 8 diamonds to indicate the higher of the other 2 suits and hope partner picks this up,and returns a heart to A and another diamond for a ruff. 4 tricks defeating the contract.

Roy Heanes
Roy Heanes
10 months ago

My solution to Quiz 4.
After taking AD, East should return 8D indicating the return of the higher non-trump suit so as to give West a second ruff.

RobHEdi
RobHEdi
10 months ago

South is marked from the bidding as having 5+ spades and 5 diamonds. So partner’s 9D is singleton. Return 8D, for partner to ruff, as suit preference for the higher ranking suit, hearts. Partner should retun a heart to your ace and you can play another diamond for the setting ruff.

Stephen Ashforth
Stephen Ashforth
10 months ago

Return the 8D as a suit preference for hearts. This should give 2 red aces and 2 diamond ruffs

Christine McLaren
Christine McLaren
10 months ago

Return 6D ?

Bronwen McWhinney
Bronwen McWhinney
10 months ago

Partner should have a singleton to lead this suit. Return 8D – suit preference for the higher of the two suits outside of S. Partner should ruff and return a H for a second ruff.

COLIN WHYTE
COLIN WHYTE
10 months ago

East should return the 8 of diamonds for West to trump. West won’t expect to be required to return a spade, what would be the point? So East returns the 8 of diamonds, and after trumping West should return the higher of the two remaining suits, as East playing the lowly 2 of diamonds would have been asking for a club back. After taking the heart ace, East returns a third diamond for West to trump once more. This is the only way for the defenders to take two aces and two ruffs. The defenders need the cards to lay… Read more »

Ken Brown
Ken Brown
10 months ago

Since auction indicates South has 5 diamonds the lead is almost certainly a singleton. After taking AD return 8D showing suit preference for hearts. If partner ruffs and returns a heart you can win AH and return another diamond to be ruffed for the setting trick.

Peter Brent
Peter Brent
10 months ago

Use suit preference signal by playing the 8 diamonds and partner will play a heart to the Ace (higher ranking of the 2 possible suits) for a diamond return for a second ruff to defeat the contract.

Kate Aggett
Kate Aggett
10 months ago

Win AD. Repeat diamond bid by South at least 5/5 in spades and diamonds so partner void. Return 2D – trumped by partner. Partner returns 9H (N/S didn’t go into NT) E takes with Ace returns another diamond, trumped. Game one down.

Jane Stephenson
Jane Stephenson
10 months ago

The 9 should be a singleton as you have the count – diamonds bid twice – you return 8 asking for a heart return for a second ruff

Sarinder Singh
Sarinder Singh
10 months ago

Play 8D for partner to ruff, and get a return of a heart to get a second ruff.
8D being the highest diamond possible as a lead directing signal.

Keith Smith
Keith Smith
9 months ago

Even before the revised version of this week’s quiz, which now shows all 4 hands as well as W as opening with 9D, the bidding given places S with 6S and 5D (and 2 other cards). The lead of 9D is likely to be from shortage anyway, but it is confirmed as a singleton when Dummy is tabled with its 3D, S having 5D and E with 4D leaving only 1D for W. Likewise, counting the Spades, S has 6, N has 2 and E has 3 leaving W with 2, so E would be hoping for W to ruff… Read more »