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57. Wednesday - October 6, 1999 : BIDDING QUIZ PROBLEMS (25 of 40)

IMP scoring

North





 

West

East

 









 

South

 

A 7 6 2
7 5
7 6 4 2
7 3 2

 

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 diamond   one spade

SOLUTION

IMP scoring

North

K Q J 9
9 3 2
10
A K Q 9 5

 

West

East

 

10 4 3
A Q 10 8
A Q J
10 6 4

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

 

South

 

A 7 6 2
7 5
7 6 4 2
7 3 2

Respond one spade.

Here we go again, breaking the rules. But we were taught another rule: never pass an opening bid one-bid when you hold an ace.

 

South

West

North

East

 
 

 
1

 
Pass

1
4

Pass
End

Yes, if you pass,West will balance and you still might find your spade fit. But you will probably miss the game. A one diamond response make little sense, because the purpose of responding is to reach game. Besides, you have only one bid on this hand, so make it count.

Score:

One spade = 10
Pass = 5
One diamond = 3

Bridge Today, Sep-Oct 1993, p. 8

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