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31. Friday - Sept 10, 1999 : BIDDING QUIZ PROBLEMS (8 of 40)

IMP scoring

North





 

West

East

 









 

South

 

A K Q J 9 3 2
K 10
3 2
8 7

 

South

West

North

East

 
 

1
?

2
 

Double(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) Negative

Options: two spades   three spades   three notrump   four spades

SOLUTION

IMP scoring

North

6
Q 6 2
Q J 10 6
K Q J 4 3

 

West

East

 

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

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

 

South

 

A K Q J 9 3 2
K 10
3 2
8 7

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) Negative

Options: two spades   three spade   three notrump   four spades

Bid three notrump. You have eight tricks with a heart lead and perhaps partner will oblige with an ace. Even without an ace ...

 

South

West

North

East

 
 

1
3NT

2
End

Double(1)
 

Pass
 

West will have to lead the 9 to defeat you (with East returning a heart)! A reminder: Three notrump is most often the best game. Why? Because it is the cheapest game to make.

Score:

three notrump = 10
two spades = 6
three spades = 1
four spades = 0

Bridge Today, Sep-Oct 1993, p. 3

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