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30. Thursday - Sept 9, 1999 : BIDDING QUIZ PROBLEMS (7 of 40)

IMP scoring

North





 

West

East

 









 

South

 

A K Q 9 4
7 3
9
A K Q 5 4

 

South

West

North

East

 
 

?

 

 

 

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: one club   one spade   two clubs

SOLUTION

IMP scoring

North

J 6 2
A Q
A 7 6 4
8 6 3 2

 

West

East

 

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

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

 

South

 

A K Q 9 4
7 3
9
A K Q 5 4

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: one club   one spade   two clubs

Open one club. When he holds a light hand, your partner is more likely to keep the bidding open after a one-club bid than a one-spade bid. It is possible to open with two clubs, but the first chance you'll get to show a suit will be at the two-spade level. Playing natural, you can start the auction with the lowest possible bid.

 

South

West

North

East

 
 

1
2
4NT
7

Pass
Pass
Pass
End

1
4
5
 

Pass
Pass
Pass
 

Compare:

 

South

West

North

East

 
 

2
2
4
4
6

Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass

2
3
4
5
6

Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
End

In the first auction, you described both suits while still at the two-level. In the second auction you had to go to the four-level to show your club suit, and even then partner could not be sure you weren't simply cuebidding.

Score:

one club = 10
one spade = 5
two clubs = 0

Bridge Today, Sep-Oct 1993, p. 3

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