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I am known to be a non-fan of conventions. KISS (Keep It Simple Sweetheart).

However, some of my readers just love conventions.

Here is a quiz to test your knowledge.

What is the name of the convention whereby West's Double below shows 3 cards in spades?

WestNorthEastSouth
 1♠ Pass 1♠ 2♠
Double      
Answers:

Takeout Double

Negative Double

Support Double

Responsive Double

Other

With the hands and auction below, what convention do East-West seem to be employing?

WEST   EAST
♠ Q76
♥ KJ6
♦ AK87
♣ K32
  ♠ 52
♥ A4
♦ 653
♣ J109865
WestNorthEastSouth
 1NT 2♠ 2NT Pass
 3♠ Pass Pass Pass

 

Answers:

Unusual Notrump

Puppet Stayman

Relay-Control steps

lebensohl

other

What convention is West using if his 5♠ bid asks East how many of these 4 cards he holds: ♠A, ♠K, ♠A, ♠A?

WestNorthEastSouth
 1♠ Pass 3♠ Pass
 5♠      
Answers:

Roman Keycard Blackwood

Splinter Asks

Relay Step-Asking

Exclusion Keycard Blackwood

Splinter Bids

Other

What convention is being used if West's 2♠ says nothing about clubs, but promises a limit raise in support of hearts?

WestNorthEastSouth
 Pass  Pass 1♠  Pass
2♠      
Answers:

Stayman

Bergen Raises

Drury

Gerber

Other

What kind of double is not illustrated in the auction below?

WestNorthEastSouth
 1♠ Double  1♠  Double
 Redouble      
Answers:

Takeout Doubles

Negative Doubles

Responsive Doubles

Support Doubles & Redoubles