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32. Saturday - Sept 11, 1999 : BIDDING QUIZ PROBLEMS (9 of 40)

IMP scoring

North





 

West

East

 









 

South

 

10 9 3 2
9
A K 7 4
8 6 4 2

 

South

West

North

East

 
 

 
?

1
 

2
 

Double(1)
 

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: Pass   Redouble   three diamonds   three spades   four spades

SOLUTION

IMP scoring

North

K Q J 8 7 6
7 5
10 5 2
10 3

 

West

East

 

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

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

 

South

 

10 9 3 2
9
A K 7 4
8 6 4 2

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: Pass   Redouble   three diamonds   three spades   four spades

Bid three diamonds. This implies a spade fit. True, you give them extra bidding room, but on the other hand a diamond lead from partner might be crucial later.

 

South

West

North

East

 
 

 
3
5
End

1
4
Pass
 

2
Pass
Pass
 

Double(1)
4(cuebid)
Double
 

Compare:

 

South

West

North

East

 
 

 
4
?

1
5
 

2
Pass
 

Double(1)
6
 

Do you have the methods to double for a diamond lead?

The principle here is to let partner in on the secret defense before the bidding gets out of hand.

Score:

three diamonds = 10
four spades = 3
other = 0

Bridge Today, Sep-Oct 1993, p. 3

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