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26. Sunday - Sept 5, 1999 : BIDDING QUIZ PROBLEMS (3 of 40)

IMP scoring

North





 

West

East

 









 

South

 

6
A 8 6 2
K Q J 9 5 4
10 8

 

South

West

North

East

 
 

 
?

 
 

Pass
 

1
 

Assume you are South, playing in a team match. The stakes? Representation in the world championship for the winning team. Thus, all you have to score is 51% to win.

Options: Pass   two diamonds   three diamonds

SOLUTION

IMP scoring

North

J 10 9 7 4
10 5 3
8 6 2
J 9

 

West

East

 

K 8 5 3 2
9
A 7
A Q 6 4 3

A Q
K Q J 7 4
10 3
K 7 5 2

 

South

 

6
A 8 6 2
K Q J 9 5 4
10 8

Assume you are South, playing in a team match. The stakes? Representation in the world championship for the winning team. Thus, all you have to score is 51% to win.

Options: Pass   two diamonds   three diamonds

Overcall three diamonds, not two. This is a closer decision than if partner were not a passed hand, but the fact that he is makes your preempt less likely to miss a game for your side. And it might create a problem for "them".

 

South

West

North

East

 
 

 
3
End

 
3
 

Pass
Pass
 

1
4
 

It's nice to be +50 instead of -920. Here is a case where your risk is small but your reward is huge.

Score:

three diamonds = 10
two diamonds = 3
Pass = 0

Bridge Today, Sep-Oct 1993, p. 3

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