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29. Wednesday - Sept 8, 1999 : BIDDING QUIZ PROBLEMS (6 of 40)

IMP scoring

North





 

West

East

 









 

South

 

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

 

South

West

North

East

 
 

 
?

Pass
 

Pass
 

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.

Options: Pass   one heart   two hearts

SOLUTION

IMP scoring

North

10 3 2
10 9 6 5 3
A J
A 7 5

 

West

East

 

A Q 7
J 7
K 7 6 5
J 10 8 2

K J 6 5
Q
10 9 8
K Q 9 4 3

 

South

 

9 8 4
A K 8 4 2
Q 4 3 2
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   one heart   two hearts

Open one heart. Your hand is deficient in high cards and spade length, but on the other hand, you might easily make a game if you catch a heart fit. Our rule is to open distributional light hands in third or fourth seat with the minimum of an ace, a king and a queen and a five-card major.

Without the stength to rebid, it is usually preferable to open a weak two-bid. But with a three-suited hand, one heart is more flexible.

 

South

West

North

East

 
 

 
1
Pass

Pass
Double
Pass

Pass
4
Double

Pass
4
End

Down four is nice. You got all your ruffs, didn't you?

Score:

one heart = 10
two hearts = 7
Pass = 3

Bridge Today, Sep-Oct 1993, p. 3

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