Author: Larry Cohen
Date of publish: 10/04/2013
Level: Intermediate

Below are the answers for the 2013-2014 "Larry's Lessons" -- the 80-page book given out at his seminars in 2013 and 2014.

Note: Even with the answers, the lessons in this book are not meant to be "stand-alone." They are designed to be used as a workbook in conjunction with Larry's audio-video presentation.

If you would like the complete presentation, please feel free to request it for any upcoming Larry Cohen events you are planning on attending.

Page 5:
Typo on Deals 1 & 2 (Lead is A and West continues with the K)

Page 10: Bonus question - Partner has 5 hearts

Pages 11-12:

3a) 4=4=5=0
3b) 4=3=5=1
3c) Declarer is 5=1=4=3 (partner is 3=2=4=4)
4a) Play the KQ
4b) Play East for the Q

Page 15:
A) Play A and a diamond while the 8 is still an entry
B) Set up clubs before using dummy's heart entries
C) Use club entries (3 of them) to make diamond plays
D) Win A at trick one
E) Play A then a low spade
F) Throw A on AK

Page 18:

Don't hold up on first deal for fear of a diamond switch
Don't hold up on the second deal for fear of a heart switch

Hearts are likely 5-2 -- hold up once
Hearts are likely 6-1 -- don't hold up
Hearts are likely 6-2 -- hold up once
Generally, it is best to hold up

Page 39:
A=Yes B=No C=No D=No E=Yes F=No
A=2 B=3 C=2 D=2 E=2NT F=3
G=3NT H=3 I=3 J=4 K=4NT

Pages 44-45:
A=Yes B=No C=No D=No E=No

F) 2 G) 2NT  H) 4 I) 3 J) 3 K) 4 L) 3 M) 3NT N) 4

Page 49:
A) 5 B) 5 C) 5

Pages 52-53:

A) 2 B)2 C) 1 D) 1
E) 2 F) 2 G) 3 H) 2
J) 3 K) 4 L) 2 M) 3

Page 56:

A) 10 B) 8  Total=16
A) 8 B) 8  Total=16

Page 57:

A) 9 B) 9 Total=18
A) 10 B) 8 Total=18

Page 59:
A) 4 B) 3 C) Pass
A) 4 B) 3 C) 2
A) 4 B) Pass C) 3
A) Pass B) 3

Page 60:
A) 3 B) 3 C) Pass D) 4 E) 4
F) 4 G) 4 H) Pass J) 4

Page 61:

A) Double B) 2NT C) 3 D) 2NT E) Pass
F) 2 G) Double H) Pass I) 2 J) Double

Pages 62-63:
A) 2 B) 1 C) 2NT D) 2 E) 1
F) 2 G) Double H) Pass I) 2 J) 2K) 2
L) 4 M) 3 N) 4 O) 2P) 3
Q) 3 R) 3 S) Double T) Pass

Pages 64-65: (Typo -- Overcaller's bids are mis-spaced)
A) 1 B) Double C) 2 D) Double E) Pass F) 3NT G) 1 H) Double
I) Double J) 1 K) Double L) 1
M) Double (or 2) N) Double O) 3NT P) Double
Q) Double R) Double S) 3 T)Double U) Double

Pages 66-67:

A) 1 B) 2NT C) 2 D) 2NT E) Pass
F) 4NT G) 4NT H) Double
I) 3 J) 3 K) 3 L) 3 M) Double

Page 68:

A) 1NT B) 1NT C) Double
D) Double E) 1 F) Pass G) Pass H) Pass
I) Double J) 1 K) Double L) Pass M) Double
N) 1NT O) 1 P) Pass Q) Double R) 2

Pages 72-74