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When Does Bidding Notrump Promise a Balanced Hand?


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The article on this topic is here.

Which (there is only one) auction below by South guarantees a balanced hand (4-3-3-3, 4-4-3-2 or 5-3-3-2):

A)

WestNorthEastSouth
 Pass  1♠ Pass 1NT

B)

WestNorthEastSouth
 Pass 1♠ Pass 1NT

C)

WestNorthEastSouth
 Pass 2♠ Pass 3NT

D)

WestNorthEastSouth
 Pass 1♠  Pass  3NT
Choose One:

A

B

C

D

Which (there is only one) auction below by South guarantees a balanced hand (4-3-3-3, 4-4-3-2 or 5-3-3-2):

A)

WestNorthEastSouth
 1♠  3♠ Pass 3NT

B)

WestNorthEastSouth
 3♠ 3♠ Pass 3NT

C)

WestNorthEastSouth
 Pass 3♠ Pass 3NT

D)

WestNorthEastSouth
 Pass 1♠  Pass  3NT
Choose One:

A

B

C

D

With which hand (only 1) should South bid 2NT in this auction:

WestNorthEastSouth
     1♠ Pass
 1♠ 2♠ Pass 2NT

1)

♠ J1093  
♥ KQ54  
♦ A  
♣ 7642?
 

2)

♠ K1076  
♥ Q653  
♦ J1096  
♣ 2?
 

3)

♠ KQ7  
♥ Q1076  
♦ KJ2  
♣ 1093?
 

4)

♠ J10982  
♥ K876  
♦ K42  
♣ 2?
 

Choose One:

Hand 1

Hand 2

Hand 3

Hand 4

Identify the one (only one) auction below where South could easily be unbalanced (no jokes, please):

1)

WestNorthEastSouth
       2NT

2)

WestNorthEastSouth
   1♠ Pass  3NT

3)

WestNorthEastSouth
   2♠  Pass  3NT

4)

WestNorthEastSouth
 1♠  Double  Pass  1NT
Choose One:

Hand 1

Hand 2

Hand 3

Hand 4

On this auction:

WestNorthEastSouth
   1♠  1♠ ?

With which hand below (only 1) should you, South, bid 3NT?

1)

♠ KJ98  
♥ A32  
♦ QJ87  
♣ K2?
 

2)

♠ KJ  
♥ KJ93  
♦ AJ107  
♣ J32?
 

3)

♠ QJ6  
♥ QJ6  
♦ QJ76  
♣ Q54?
 

4)

♠ A  
♥ K32  
♦ KQ108765  
♣ Q43?
 

Choose One:

Hand 1

Hand 2

Hand 3

Hand 4

With which hand below should you, South, bid 2NT. 

 

None vulnerable. The auction starts: 

WestNorthEastSouth
   1♠  2♠  ?

1) ♠ KQ1093  
♥ 4  
♦ AJ5  
♣ KJ32
 

2) ♠ Q105  
♥ 54  
♦ KQ1092  
♣ KJ10

 

3)

♠ 98  
♥ A76  
♦ Q9852  
♣ AJ10
 

4)

♠ A73  
♥ 4  
♦ 10876  
♣ KQ1087
 


 

Choose One:

Hand 1

Hand 2

Hand 3

Hand 4