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43. Wednesday - Sept 22, 1999 : BIDDING QUIZ PROBLEMS (17 of 40)

IMP scoring

North





 

West

East

 









 

South

 

Q J 10 9 8 5 2
-
J 10 4 2
9 6

 

South

West

North

East

 
 

 
3
?

 
4
 

 
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.

Options: pass   four spades

SOLUTION

IMP scoring

North

4 3
Q J 10 9 2
A 8 3
A K 7

 

West

East

 

7
A K 8 7 6 4
K 9 5
8 5 3

A K 6
5 3
Q 7 6
Q J 10 4 2

 

South

 

Q J 10 9 8 5 2
-
J 10 4 2
9 6

Pass. You have not promised a single trick on defense. What right do you have to overrule partner? Partner is loaded (no, not that kind of loaded) - so trust him.

Result: four hearts doubled, down three. One of the rewards of preempts is when partner can double the opponents' contract and defeat it in his own hand. Don't miss these opportunities.

Score:

Pass = 10
Four spades = 0

Bridge Today, Sep-Oct 1993, p. 5

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