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46. Saturday - Sept 25, 1999 : BIDDING QUIZ PROBLEMS (20 of 40)

IMP scoring

North





 

West

East

 









 

South

 

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

 

South

West

North

East

 
 

 
?

1
 

2
 

4
 

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   five hearts

SOLUTION

IMP scoring

North

10 6
A Q 9 8 4 2
9
K Q J 8

 

West

East

 

A J 7 4 3
J 5
K Q 8
A 5 4

K Q 8 5 2
7
J 10 7 5 3
9 3

 

South

 

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

Bid five hearts. Partner bids in the hope of catching a fit. Don't let him down when you fit him!

Results: Five hearts, making five. Not only does your raise to five hearts produce an excellent result, but it gives partner confidence.

Five hearts = 10
Pass = 0

Bridge Today, Sep-Oct 1993, p. 5

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