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58. Thursday - October 7, 1999 : BIDDING QUIZ PROBLEMS (26 of 40)

IMP scoring

North





 

West

East

 









 

South

 

A 8 2
A 9 4 3 2
10
A 10 4 3

 

South

West

North

East

 
 

 
1
?

 
Pass
 

1
4
 

Pass
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   four spades   four notrump   fivehearts   six hearts

SOLUTION

IMP scoring

North

K 7
K Q J 7
A K 9 7 6 3
6

 

West

East

 

Q J 6 5
8 6
Q 8 2
Q 9 8 2

10 9 4 3
10 5
J 5 4
K J 7 5

 

South

 

A 8 2
A 9 4 3 2
10
A 10 4 3

Bid four spades.

This is not a hand to Blackwood with. It is a hand to show your aces. Your four-spade cuebid invites partner to Blackwood. You have such a nice response waiting for him!

 

South

West

North

East

 
 

 
1
4
5

 
Pass
Pass
Pass

1
4
4NT
7

Pass
Pass
Pass
End

If you bid four notrump, you don't know what to do over five diamonds. Equally confusing is a five-heart call. And though six hearts is a possible bid, showing (by logic) three first-round controls, partner may think one of them is a void.

Score:

Four spades = 10
Four notrump = 4
Six hearts = 3
Five hearts = 2
Pass = -1

Bridge Today, Sep-Oct 1993, p. 8

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