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27. Monday - Sept 6, 1999 : BIDDING QUIZ PROBLEMS (4 of 40)

IMP scoring

North





 

West

East

 









 

South

 

A Q
A K Q 8 7 3
K 8 6 3
9

 

South

West

North

East

 
 

 
?

 
 

3NT(1)
 

Pass
 

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.

(1) Solid minor with no outside ace or king

Options: Pass   four hearts   five clubs   six clubs

SOLUTION

IMP scoring

North

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

 

West

East

 

K 7 5 3
J 10 5 2
A 9 4
10 8

J 10 9 6
9 4
Q J 7 2
7 6 3

 

South

 

A Q
A K Q 8 7 3
K 8 6 3
9

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.

(1) Solid minor with no outside ace or king

Options: Pass   four hearts   five clubs   six clubs

Bid six clubs. Forget bidding the hearts - you can use them in your club contract.

 

South

West

North

East

 
 

 
6

 
End

3NT(1)
 

Pass
 

This is not a difficult problem for advanced players. But beginners and intermediates have a difficult time with this type of bid, because they are taught to follow rules rather than think.

There is a juncture in many bidding sequences in which one player must picture the two hands and bid to the final contract. Here, the juncture came on the first round of bidding.

Score:

six clubs = 10
Pass = 3
five clubs = 1
four hearts = 0

Bridge Today, Sep-Oct 1993, p. 3

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