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64. Wednesday - October 13, 1999 : BIDDING QUIZ PROBLEMS (32 of 40)

IMP scoring

North





 

West

East

 









 

South

 

7 4 3
A 9 5 2
A 9
10 6 4 2

 

South

West

North

East

 
 

 
1
?

 
Pass
 

1
2
 

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   three diamonds

SOLUTION

IMP scoring

North

A 9 5
7 3
K Q 10 7 4 2
A 8

 

West

East

 

K 10 6 2
K J 8
8 5
Q 9 5 3

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

 

South

 

7 4 3
A 9 5 2
A 9
10 6 4 2

We highly recommend a bid of three diamonds. Yes, partner showed a minimum hand with a six-card diamond suit, but you might still have three notrump if he has a couple of outside tricks. Use a little imagination; picture some possible hands.

 

South

West

North

East

 
 

 
1
3

 
Pass
Pass

1
2
3NT

Pass
Pass
End

Aces are worth more than the four high highcard points attributed to them, especially when one of them may solidify partner's long suit. You must appreciate your aces for game bidding. Point-counting is not the only way to evaluate three-notrump contracts. When it comes time to invite to game or pass, think about nine tricks, not 26 points

Score:

Three diamonds = 10
Pass = 3

Bridge Today, Sep-Oct 1993, p. 8

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