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33. Sunday - Sept 12, 1999 : BIDDING QUIZ PROBLEMS (10 of 40)

IMP scoring

North





 

West

East

 









 

South

 

Q J 9 2
A K 6 2
9 7 5 3
2

 

South

West

North

East

 
 

 
?

 
 

 
 

3
 

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   Double

SOLUTION

IMP scoring

North

A K 8 4
8 3
A Q J
6 5 4 3

 

West

East

 

7 6 5 3
Q J 10 9
K 10 8 6
Q

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

 

South

 

Q J 9 2
A K 6 2
9 7 5 3
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.

Options: Pass   Double

Double. You have a rock-bottom minimum in high cards, but what can you do? Takeout doubles require primarily the right shape (i.e., shortness in their suit and at least three cards in all the other suits.

 

South

West

North

East

 
 

 
Double

 
Pass

 
4

3
End

What would North have called after three clubs-Pass-Pass? This is why the hand that's short must be the one who jumps into the water. (good thing there are no sharks in the water).

Score:

Double = 10
Pass = 3

Bridge Today, Sep-Oct 1993, p. 3

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