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61. Sunday - October 10, 1999 : BIDDING QUIZ PROBLEMS (29 of 40)

IMP scoring

North





 

West

East

 









 

South

 

Q J 10 9
8 4
8 3 2
10 6 4 2

 

South

West

North

East

 
 

 
Pass
?

3
5
 

Pass
Pass
 

4NT
6
 

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   double

SOLUTION

IMP scoring

North

-
J 10 9 7 6 3 2
9 5 4
A 8 5

 

West

East

 

A 8 7 6 5 3 2
Q
10 7
J 7 3

K 4
A K 5
A K Q J 6
K Q 9

 

South

 

Q J 10 9
8 4
8 3 2
10 6 4 2

Pass

If you doubled, East ran to six notrump. How did it feel? Of course, it is possible that the double will reap the reward of a few hundred extra points, but it's not worth the risk of losing more than a thousand points.

Score:

Pass = 10
Double = 0

Bridge Today, Sep-Oct 1993, p. 8

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