# September 2020 - 46

```BIDDING BASICS QUIZ
What is responder's second bid after
2♣-2♥; 2♠ with:
1. ♠Q 7 6 ♥A Q 7 6 5 2 ♦K 2 ♣7 6
2. ♠5 ♥K Q 10 7 6 ♦K J 7 6 5 ♣K 2
What is responder's second bid after
2♣-2♦; 2NT with:
3. ♠Q J 8 7 ♥Q 10 6 5 ♦2 ♣7 6 5 2

continued from pg. 39

will pass, not knowing what to do."
Pass isn't available to Robinson, who
also bids 5♣. "I assume this auction is
forcing. I'm bidding 5♣ to give partner
a choice. What's forcing or not forcing
is not clear, and some might think this
auction is not forcing."
Poor Mel, such a pushover. "5♥.

What is responder's second bid after
2♣-2♦; 2♥ with:

Again they've pushed me. I don't think
this is a forcing pass situation, so partner is no doubt limited in high-card
points. But:
♠x ♥Q J x x x ♦Q x x x ♣A x x
gives us a good shot at 11 tricks. If not,
they may be able to take 10."
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(636 players)

4. ♠7 6 5 4 ♥4 ♦8 7 6 5 ♣5 4 3 2
5. ♠A J 6 5 2 ♥7 ♦7 6 5 4 ♣5 4 2
6. ♠K 6 5 ♥5 4 ♦J 10 7 6 ♣Q 7 6 5
7. ♠A 6 5 ♥A 7 6 ♦K Q 3 2 ♣4 3 2
8. ♠8 6 5 ♥Q 10 8 ♦J 7 6 5 2 ♣3 2
1. 3♠. Jumping to 4♠ would be
weaker. Blackwood and a small or
grand slam are likely on the horizon.
2. 3♦. Natural. No reason to do anything else.
3. 3♣. Stayman. Needing 8 HCP for
Stayman is associated with 1NT,
not here!
4. 3♣. Artificial prelude to showing
a bust (you have it). You can (and
will) pass if partner bids 3♥. Much
as you want to, you are not allowed
to pass 2♥.
5. 2♠. Natural, five-plus cards, game
forcing.
6. 2NT. Natural, game forcing (fewer
than three hearts).
7. 3♥. Stronger than 4♥. No hurry
for Blackwood. Set trumps and
have a good auction.
8. 4♥. Weak with three-plus card
support (less than 6-7 in support).

46 Bridge Bulletin September 2020

Christopher Donnelly, Belmont MA
Andrew Eastwood, Savannah GA
Jeff Fang, Rowland Heights CA
Steven Glaser, Salt Lake City UT
Andy Goodman, Carmel CA
Richard Higgins, Hot Springs Village AR
Ledon L. Hitch, Clearwater FL
Alex Hong, West Vancouver BC
Mary J, Hovda, Sandy OR
Jason Ji, Kendall Park NJ
Herbert Lerner, Washington DC
Robert Liu, Honolulu HI
Andrei Prodan, Mississauga ON
David C. Shepler, Knoxville TN
Langis Sirois, Ottawa ON
Kenneth Walter, The Woodlands TX
George Wang, El Monte CA
Ronald Butler, Cornwall PE
Howard Cohen, Oceanside NY
Barry Cohen, Berlin NJ
Duane P. Doc Coulter, Hastings NE
M. M. Dalfen, Windsor ON
H. Paul Davis, Cupertino CA
Ihsan Erdin, Ottawa ON
Steven C. Handley, Edmonds WA
Kun He, North Potomac MD
Alex Hudson, Morrisville NC
Stephen B. Kemic, Los Alamos NM
Layne Noble, Ottawa ON
Miodrag Novakovic, Pembroke, Bermuda
Alexander J. Ornstein, New York NY
Chao Qin, Shanghai, China
Doug Reynolds, Braeside ON

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Wojciech Szalecki, Madeira Beach FL
James T. Weeks, Palm Desert CA
M. Douglas Winship, Coral Gables FL
David Woods, Sarnia ON
Dayou Zhou, San Diego CA
Ricardo Cohen, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Greg Frank, Hot Springs Village AR
Terry Kee, San Rafael CA
Stephen McConnell, Evanston IL
Cheng-Hung Yeh, Diamond Bar CA
Edith Ferber, Waterloo ON
Robert M. Gaare, Kennesaw GA
Paul Gutterman, Eagan MN
Winston Huang, Los Altos CA
Daniel J. Jablonski, Stoneham MA
Kevin Kacmarynski, Monmouth OR
Scott Lewis, Murray KY
Gordon E. Maroney III, Smackover AR
Woodrow McHarg, Laredo TX
Phillip Mingola, Oklahoma City OK
Rae Murbach, Altadena CA
Rick Prouser, Portland OR
Phil Rabichow, Tarzana CA
Prahalad Rajkumar, Chennai, India
Terry Richardson, Austin TX
Al Roberts, Sun City Center FL
Shai Simonson, Sharon MA
Ellis Sokoloff, Fleetwood PA
John Steffan, Frisco CO
Kenneth Tatz, Highland Park IL
Ethan E. Wood, Dover MA
Herbert Zimmerman, Bluffton SC

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# September 2020

## Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of September 2020

In First Seat - Paul Linxwiler
Inbox -Letters to the Editor
A Message from the President
The Recruiter King
The Rise and Fall of the Precision Team
Eyes on the Street
BBO Helpdesk
NABC Robot Individual
Play the Cards You're Dealt
Endless Summer Results
Defensive Maneuvers – part 4
Ruling the Game
The Bidding Box
Card Play 101 - by Phillip Alder
Parrish the Thought - Adam Parrish
Reasoning with Robert - Robert Todd
Startup Bridge by Lynn Berg
Lessons Learned by Michael Berkowitz
Bidding Basics by Larry Cohen
Ask Jerry - by Jerry Helms
Mike's Bridge Lesson - Mike Lawrence
Chalk Talk- Eddie Kantar
Boehm on Bridge
Better Bridge with Bergen-Marty Bergen
Challenge of the Month
The Real Deal - by Larry Cohen
West Hands -Bidding Box
Bidding Matters - by Karen Walker
East Hands -Bidding Box
Mike's Advice - by Mike Lawrence
Solutions to Test Your Play
My Bridge and Yours - by Frank Stewart
Dear Billy - by Billy Miller
Bridge with the Abbot - by David Bird
George's World - by George Jacobs
Life Master Milestones
New Life Masters
Puzzle Page
In Memoriam
Obituary - Sue Erwin (1943-2020)
Obituary - Clint Wright (1944-2020)
Obituary - Norma Sands (1938-2020)
Obituary - Carol Aitken (190-2020)
Obituary - Carol Linch (1935-2020)
Obituary - Barbara Hamman (1937-2020)
Obituary - Maria Teresa Lavazza (1937-2020)
Obituary - janet P. Breed (1935-2020)
Tournament Directory
September 2020 - 1
September 2020 - 2
September 2020 - 3
September 2020 - 4
September 2020 - 5
September 2020 - In First Seat - Paul Linxwiler
September 2020 - Inbox -Letters to the Editor
September 2020 - 8
September 2020 - A Message from the President
September 2020 - The Recruiter King
September 2020 - 11
September 2020 - The Rise and Fall of the Precision Team
September 2020 - 13
September 2020 - 14
September 2020 - 15
September 2020 - 16
September 2020 - 17
September 2020 - Eyes on the Street
September 2020 - 19
September 2020 - BBO Helpdesk
September 2020 - 21
September 2020 - NABC Robot Individual
September 2020 - Play the Cards You're Dealt
September 2020 - Endless Summer Results
September 2020 - 25
September 2020 - 26
September 2020 - 27
September 2020 - 28
September 2020 - Defensive Maneuvers – part 4
September 2020 - Ruling the Game
September 2020 - 31
September 2020 - The Bidding Box
September 2020 - 33
September 2020 - 34
September 2020 - 35
September 2020 - It's Your Call
September 2020 - 37
September 2020 - 38
September 2020 - 39
September 2020 - Card Play 101 - by Phillip Alder
September 2020 - Parrish the Thought - Adam Parrish
September 2020 - Reasoning with Robert - Robert Todd
September 2020 - Startup Bridge by Lynn Berg
September 2020 - Lessons Learned by Michael Berkowitz
September 2020 - Bidding Basics by Larry Cohen
September 2020 - 46
September 2020 - Ask Jerry - by Jerry Helms
September 2020 - Mike's Bridge Lesson - Mike Lawrence
September 2020 - Chalk Talk- Eddie Kantar
September 2020 - Boehm on Bridge
September 2020 - Better Bridge with Bergen-Marty Bergen
September 2020 - Challenge of the Month
September 2020 - West Hands -Bidding Box
September 2020 - Bidding Matters - by Karen Walker
September 2020 - Test Your Play
September 2020 - Mike's Advice - by Mike Lawrence
September 2020 - Solutions to Test Your Play
September 2020 - My Bridge and Yours - by Frank Stewart
September 2020 - Dear Billy - by Billy Miller
September 2020 - Bridge with the Abbot - by David Bird
September 2020 - George's World - by George Jacobs
September 2020 - Life Master Milestones
September 2020 - 63
September 2020 - New Life Masters
September 2020 - Puzzle Page
September 2020 - Obituary - Clint Wright (1944-2020)
September 2020 - Obituary - Barbara Hamman (1937-2020)
September 2020 - 68
September 2020 - Obituary - janet P. Breed (1935-2020)
September 2020 - 70
September 2020 - Tournament Directory
September 2020 - 72
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