IBR Lesson 1 - Quiz Answers
Your hand Valuation Index :   vi = HCP +   LP   +   SupH   -   LTC
vi = 2 or less : weakest response           vi = 3-5 : may bid new suit at 2-level
vi = 6+ : minimum Opening hand           vi = 10+ : strong Opening hand
♠ A 8 2
♥ K 7 5
♦ 9 8 5 3
♣ K 9 6
1.
HCP = 10   +   LP = 0   +   SupH = 0   -   LTC = 9   =   vi = 1
Raise Partner's 5-card major to 2. Bid 1NT after Partner's minor suit opening.
Do not bid a new suit at the 2 level.     Poor ruffing potential
♠ A 6
♥ K 7 5 3
♦ K 9 8 5
♣ 10 9 6
2.
HCP = 10½   +   LP = 0   +   SupH = 0   -   LTC = 8   =   vi = 2½
Respond to Partner with a new suit bid up the line, after that raise to 3♥ or bid 2NT.
You may respond with a new suit at the 2-level.
♠ K 7 2
♥ K 5 4
♦ Q 9 7 5
♣ A 9 3
3.
HCP = 12   +   LP = 0   +   SupH = 0   -   LTC = 8½   =   vi = 3½
Do not open the bidding.   Overcall 1NT after any Enemy Opening bid.
As responder you may bid a new suit at the 2-level or jump bid 2NT.
Poor ruffing potential
♠ K Q 7 2
♥ A K 9 5
♦ 8 5
♣ 9 6 3
4.
HCP = 12   +   LP = 0   +   SupH = 1½   -   LTC = 7   =   vi = 6½
Open 1♣ or make a take-out DBL
After Partner's Opening, respond with 1♥ or raise his major to the 3-level (Game force).
♠ J 8 6 4
♥ K Q 10 7 5
♦ A Q 9
♣ 3
5.
HCP = 12½   +   LP = 1   +   SupH = 1½   -   LTC = 6   =   vi = 9         SQT = 8
Open 1♥. Respond with at the 1- or 2-level
Make a Take-out DBL first, Overcall s later if required.
♠ 8 6 4
♥ K Q 10 7 5
♦ A Q J 9 3
♣ -
6.
HCP = 12½   +   LP = 2   + SupH = 2   -   LTC = 5   =   vi = 11½       SQT = 8
Open 1♥ or make a Take-out DBL. Respond with at the 1- or 2-level.
Splinter raise Opener's 1♥ to 4♣.
♠ Q 10 9 7 2
♥ A 7
♦ K 10 8 4
♣ 6 3
7.
HCP = 10   +   LP = 1   +   SupH = 1   -   LTC = 7   =   vi = 5       SQT = 7
Do not open.   You may call a new suit at the 2-level.
Overcall 1♠, but not at the 2-level when Vulnerable.
♠ A 6 3
♥ K 8 7
♦ A 9 4 2
♣ Q 9 5
8.
HCP = 13   +   LP = 0   +   SupH = 0   -   LTC = 8½   =   vi = 4½
About the worst opening hand you can get, but with 13HCP you must open.
Raise Partner's major suit to 2 or rebid 1NT.     Poor ruffing potential
♠ 7 2
♥ A Q 9 6 5
♦ -
♣ K 10 9 7 3 2
9.
HCP = 9½   +   LP = 3   +   SupH = 1   -   LTC = 5   =   vi = 8½       SQT = 8
Open 1♣ (your longest suit first!) and see where it leads to.
Overcall Clubs first, then Hearts.
♠ A Q 10 9 7 4
♥ K 8 6 3
♦ 6
♣ 5 2
10.
HCP = 9½   +   LP = 2   +   SupH = 1   -   LTC = 6   =   vi = 6½       SQT = 9
With 6 losers do not bid a Weak Two, Open 1♠ instead.
Splinter raise Partner's Hearts with 4♦
Do not Overcall, but make a Take-out DBL to check on a 4-4 Hearts fit first!
♠ A Q 10 9
♥ K 10 6 3
♦ A 9 5 2
♣ 7
11.
HCP = 14   +   LP = 0   +   SupH = 1   -   LTC = 6   =   vi = 9
Open 1♦ or make a Take-out DBL to check on a 4-4 major suit fit.
Splinter raise Partner's major suit reponse with 4♣
♠ A 9 7
♥ K 8 4
♦ A 5
♣ Q 10 9 5 3
12.
HCP = 13½   +   LP = 1   +   SupH = 0   -   LTC = 7   =   vi = 7½
Open 1♣, rebid 1NT after Partner's response.
Overcall 1NT (10-15 HCP, no 4-card major, stopper in Enemy suit).
Poor ruffing potential