SURVEY for Advanced Lesson #13 – 2/1 Slam Bidding

Greetings Bridge Friends!

We will be producing Advanced Lesson #13 on 2/1 slam bidding during the upcoming (fourth) week of October.  In the interim, we welcome your responses to the attached survey.  Good luck and happy hunting!

Click here to begin the slam bidding survey.

FYI – here’s is a copy of the survey questions and possible responses (click the above link to take the actual survey).

In our upcoming Advanced Video Lesson #13 in addition to our commentary on over 15 slam-oriented hands with animation, we will share everyone’s consolidated survey results along with our feedback.
1. When might you not use an Ace-asking (Blackwood, etc) bid to explore slam?
You are certain of the final contract
You are missing two or more controls (Ace, King or singleton/void) in a suit
You are void in one suit
Opponents doubled your bid suit containg tenaces (K-J-x) with your hand as dummy
All of the above

2. Splinter bids as 1H – 4D or 1S – 4C show trump support and shortness in bid suit.  When do you use this artificial call?
4+ Trump and 12+ points
4+ Trump and 9-12 points
3+ Trump and 12+ points
3+ Trump and 9-12 points
None of the above

3. After 1S – 4C, you re-evaluate your hand holding:
AKxxx
Kx
xxx
AQJ
What is your rebid?
4N
4S
4H
5C
Something else

4. After 1S – 4C, you re-evaluate your hand holding:
AKxxx
Kx
AQJ
xxx
What is your rebid?

5. The Jacoby 2NT response promises support for partner’s major suit and slam interest.  When do you use it?
4+ Trump and 12+ points
4+ Trump, 9-12 points and short side suit
3+ Trump and 12+ points
3+ Trump, 9-12 points and short side suit
More than one of the above

6. Auction begins 1S – 2N, partner making a conventional Jacoby 2NT call.  You hold
AKxxx
AKxx
xx
xx
What is your rebid?
4S
3N
3S
3H
Something else

7. Auction begins 1S – 2N, partner making a conventional Jacoby 2NT call.  You hold
AKxxx
AQJxx
xx 
x
What is your rebid?
4S
4H
3N
3H
4C
Something else

8. Auction begins 1S – 2N, partner making a conventional Jacoby 2NT call.  You hold
AKxxx
Qxxxx
Ax
x
What is your rebid? 
4S
4H
3N
3S
3H
3C
Something else (whew)

9. Auction begins 1S – 2N, partner making a conventional Jacoby 2NT call.  You hold
AKxxx
Axxx
x
Qxx
What is your rebid?
4S
3N
3S
3H
3D
Something else

10. Auction begins 1S – 2N, partner making a conventional Jacoby 2NT call.  You hold
AKxxx
Axxx
x
Qxx
What is your rebid?
4S
3N
3S
3H
Something else

11. After 1S – 2C; 2D – 2S, you re-evaluate your hand holding:
AKxxx
Qx
AQJx
xx
What is your rebid?
4N
4S
3N
3S
3D
Something else

12.After 1S – 2C; 2D – 4S, you re-evaluate your hand holding:
AKxxx
Qx
AQJx
xx
What is your rebid?
6S
5S
4N
Pass

13.  The bidding goes:
1S – 1N;
2x – 3N;
What might be the significance of the 3 Notrump response?
Lacking a fit, no extras and simply a signoff “to play”
Lacking a fit, forcing, with extras and 6NT slam interest
Lacking a fit, non-forcing, with extras and slam interest
Other

14. The bidding goes:
1S – 3N;
What is the significance of the 3 Notrump response (without first responding 1N or 2C/2D)?
Lacking a fit, no extras and simply a signoff “to play”
Lacking a fit, forcing, with extras and 6NT slam interest
Lacking a fit, non-forcing, with extras and 6NT slam interest
Something else

15. Define the term “Slow Shows, Fast Denies”
1S – 2C; 2D 2S = Shows Extras, 1S – 2C; 2D – 4S = Denies Extras
1S – 2C; 2D 2S = Denies Extras, 1S – 2C; 2D – 4S = Shows Extras
1S – 1N; 2S = Shows Extras,  1S – 1N; 2C/D/H = Denies Extras
1S – 4S = Shows Extras
1S – 2C = Denies Extras
Fast response by partner = Shows Extras, Slow response = Denies Extras

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