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53. Saturday - October 2, 1999 : BIDDING QUIZ PROBLEMS (21 of 40)

IMP scoring

North





 

West

East

 









 

South

 

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

 

South

West

North

East

 
 

 
?

 
 

2
 

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.

Two clubs is strong, artificail and forcing

Options: two diamonds (waiting)   two hearts (natural positive)

SOLUTION

IMP scoring

North

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

 

West

East

 

K Q 7 4
10 8 6 5
J 10 3 2
3

9 5 3
9 3
K Q 8 5 4
J 7 6

 

South

 

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

Bid two hearts.

You are light for this (according to most experts), but you have two good suits and should risk the overbid in order to describe your hand at the lowest possible level. "If not now, when?" once said a great sage.

Your immediate two-heart bid allowed you to show both suits below the level of three notrump. Had you responded two diamonds, partner would have rebid two spades and you would bid three hearts. If partner next rebid three notrump, how would you know wether to pass or to bid on? Suppose he held four diamonds and two clubs?

Score:

two hearts = 10
two diamonds = 3

Bridge Today, Sep-Oct 1993, p. 8

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