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37. Thursday - Sept 16, 1999 : BIDDING QUIZ PROBLEMS (11 of 40)

IMP scoring

North





 

West

East

 









 

South

 

A K 10 6 5
K 8
Q 7
J 9 8 2

 

South

West

North

East

 
 

 
?

 
 

1
 

Double
 

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   Redouble   one spade

SOLUTION

IMP scoring

North

8 3
Q J 10 6 5
K J 8 6
A Q

 

West

East

 

J 9
9 4 3 2
10 9 4
10 6 5 3

Q 7 4 2
A 7
A 5 3 2
K 7 4

 

South

 

A K 10 6 5
K 8
Q 7
J 9 8 2

Redouble. Why bid one spade and let them off the hook? We use redouble the old fashioned way, showing 10+ points. All other bids show less than 10. If you redoubled ...

 

South

West

North

East

 
 

 
Redouble
Double
Double

 
Pass
2
End

1
Pass
Pass
 

Double
1
Pass
 

Pass would also work on this deal (you could double two clubs when it comes back around), but if West held four diamonds and bid two diamonds, partner would not know to make a penalty double. Redouble says: "Let's get them". It brings partner into the act.

Bidding one spade over the double would result in three notrump making, but a lost opportunity to gain 800 points.

Score:

Redouble = 10
Pass = 8
one spade = 3

Bridge Today, Sep-Oct 1993, p. 5

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