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45. Friday - Sept 24, 1999 : BIDDING QUIZ PROBLEMS (19 of 40)

IMP scoring

North





 

West

East

 









 

South

 

J 7 4 2
10 7 6 5 2
J 10 6
9

 

South

West

North

East

 
 

 
?

 
 

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   one heart

SOLUTION

IMP scoring

North

A 10 9 5
A 4 3
Q 8
K 7 6 4

 

West

East

 

K 6 3
K J 9
A 7 5 3
10 5 2

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

 

South

 

J 7 4 2
10 7 6 5 2
J 10 6
9

Respond one heart. Yes, it's against all the rules, but partner will nevertheless be happy you took him out of clubs.

As you can see, your response not only got you out of the desastrous one-club contract, but made life difficult for the opponents, who are laydown for three notrump.

Score:

One heart = 10
Pass = 0

Bridge Today, Sep-Oct 1993, p. 5

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