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28. Tuesday - Sept 7, 1999 : BIDDING QUIZ PROBLEMS (5 of 40)

IMP scoring

North





 

West

East

 









 

South

 

Q J 10 6
Q J 10 4
7
Q J 10 6

 

South

West

North

East

 
 

 
?

 
 

1
 

Double
 

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   Redouble   one heart   one spade   one notrump

SOLUTION

IMP scoring

North

9 2
A 5 3 2
A K Q 9 3
4 2

 

West

East

 

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

A K 7 4
9 8 7 6
10 8
A K 5

 

South

 

Q J 10 6
Q J 10 4
7
Q J 10 6

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   Redouble   one heart   one spade   one notrump

Pass, planning to double them. West is unlikely to have enough to pass out one diamond doubled. In any event, it is worth the risk for the potentially huge set.

 

South

West

North

East

 
 

 
Pass
Double

 
2
End

1
Pass
 

Double
Pass
 

Final contract: two clubs doubled, +500 for you. Notice that a redouble would not work quite As well, because it would allow West to pass and East could run to one heart, then one spade.

Your rattlesnake shape is best for trapping and then penalizing.

Score:

Pass = 10
redouble = 7
one notrump = 3
one heart = 1
one spade = 0

Bridge Today, Sep-Oct 1993, p. 3

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