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56. Tuesday - October 5, 1999 : BIDDING QUIZ PROBLEMS (24 of 40)

IMP scoring

North





 

West

East

 









 

South

 

K 9 4
Q 9 8
A 6 5 2
K 4 3

 

South

West

North

East

 
 

?

 

 

 

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 diamond

SOLUTION

IMP scoring

North

-
6 4 3 2
9 8 3
A 10 9 8 7 2

 

West

East

 

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

J 10 8 3 2
K J 5
Q J 7

 

South

 

K 9 4
Q 9 8
A 6 5 2
K 4 3

Pass

There is absolutely no point in opening the bidding with your balanced 12-count.

 

South

West

North

East

 
 

Pass
End

1
 

Pass
 

4
 

They'll never play you for the Q after you show up with the K, A and K ... unless they also read Bridge Today. (Let's hope, of course, that partner didn't lead a heart. He wouldn't do that? Would he?)

Score:

Pass = 10
One diamond = 3

Bridge Today, Sep-Oct 1993, p. 8

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