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Pre-emptive opening bids

Preemptive bids can level the playing in that they make it much more difficult for the opposition to bid. and this is the point of them, to give your opponents lots of difficult bidding situations to deal with.

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Check your understanding of the lessons on pre-empts. Some of the questions have more than one correct answer – as you select an answer you will receive instant feedback on your choice

Choose your opening bid with the following hands

1. What do you open with these cards?
  1 NoTrump (1NT)  1 Spade (1S)  2 Spades (2S)  3 Spades (3S)  4 Spades (4S)

2. What do you open with these cards?
  1 NoTrumps (1NT)  1 Club (1C)  2 Clubs (2C)  3 Clubs (3C)  4 Clubs (4C)
3. What is your opening bid with these cards?
  1 Diamond (1D)  2 Diamonds (2D)  3 Diamonds (3D)  4 Diamonds (4D)

4.What do you open with these cards?
  1 NoTrump (1NT)  1 Heart (1H)  2 Hearts (2H)  3 Hearts (3H)  4 Hearts (4H)

5.What do you open with these cards?
  1 NoTrump (1NT)  1 Club (1C)  2 Clubs (2C)  3 Clubs (3C)  4 Clubs (4C)

6. What is your opening bid with these cards?
  1 NoTrumps (1NT)  1 Heart (1S)  2 Hearts (2H)  3 Hearts (3H)  4 Hearts (4H)

7. What is your opening bid with these cards?
  1 Spade (1S)  1 Heart (1H)  2 Spades (2S)  3 Spades (3S)  1 NoTrumps (1NT)

8. What is your bid with these cards?
  1 Heart (1H)  2 Hearts (2H)  3 Hearts (3H)  4 Hearts (4H)  Pass (P)

9. What is your  bid holding these cards?
  1 Heart (1H)  1 Club (1C)  2 Clubs (2C)  3 Clubs (3C)  Pass (P)  1 NoTrump (1NT)  2 Hearts (2H)