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Keycard Blackwood


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Blackwood is one of the most important conventions you can play. When I talk about Blackwood, I am referring to Roman Keycard Blackwood. Asking for aces only isn’t nearly as helpful, so if you haven’t upgraded to keycard, read this article. Playing Blackwood is simple, but knowing how to use it correctly isn’t. Follow-ups can ask for the queen of trump or for kings. Picking the right path after bidding 4NT is its own adventure. For this quiz, our responses will be 1430, though if you choose to play 3014, that is a fine system as well.

 You are South.

WestNorthEastSouth(You)
     Pass  1♠
 Pass  2♠  Pass 2♠
Pass  3♠  Pass ?

 

♠ A5  
♥ KQ10942
♦ 42  
♣ AKJ

What is your next bid?

 

Choose One:

3♠

3NT

4♠

4♠

4NT

6♠

You are South.

♠ A7  
♥ A8543
♦ K92 
♣ 432

 

 

 

WestNorthEastSouth(You)
   1♠ Pass  3♠
 Pass  4NT  Pass  ?

What is your next bid?

Choose One:

5♠

5♠

5♠

5♠

5NT

You are South.

♠ A10743  
♥ K532  
♦ AQ  
♣ A7
 

 

WestNorthEastSouth (You)
       1♠
 Pass  2♠  Pass  2♠
 Pass  2♠  Pass  3♠
 Pass  4♠  Pass  4NT
 Pass  5♠  Pass  ?
Choose One:

5♠

5♠

5♠

5NT

6♠

You are South.

♠ 65  
♥ KQ75  
♦ KJ7  
♣ AQ64
 

WestNorthEastSouth(YOU)
       1NT
 Pass  2♠  Pass  2♠
 Pass  4NT  Pass  ?

What is your bid?

Choose One:

Pass

5♠

5♠

5♠

5♠

6NT

You are South.

♠ 53 
♥ KJ10963 
♦ 5  
♣ AKQJ
 

WestNorthEastSouth(YOU)
       1♠
 Pass  2NT*  Pass  3♠
 Pass  4NT  Pass  5♠**
 Pass  5NT  Pass  ?

*Jacoby 2NT (4+ hearts and game forcing values)

**With a 10-card fit you respond as though you have the Q

What is your next bid?

 

Choose One:

Pass

6♠

6♠

7♠

7NT

You are South.

♠ --  
♥ KJ10987  
♦ K96  
♣ KQJ10
 

WestNorthEastSouth(YOU)
   1♠  Pass  2♠
 Pass  3♠  Pass  4♠*
 Pass  4NT  Pass  ?

You chose to bid 4♠ as a control bid as 3♠ could confuse the auction--some partnerships play 3♠ as showing a double-fit. When in doubt, try the action that makes it easier for partner.

What is your bid?

Choose One:

5♠

5♠

5♠

5NT

6♠