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66. Friday - October 15, 1999 : BIDDING QUIZ PROBLEMS (34 of 40)

IMP scoring

North





 

West

East

 









 

South

 

9 5 3
9
A K Q 7 3 2
7 5 2

 

South

West

North

East

 
 

 
?

 
 

 
 

1NT
 

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   two diamonds

SOLUTION

IMP scoring

North

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

 

West

East

 

Q 8
K Q J 7
8 4
A J 8 4 3

A K 6
A 8 4
J 10 6
K Q 10 6

 

South

 

9 5 3
9
A K Q 7 3 2
7 5 2

Pass.

Take a chance that they will bid more. Why? Because a part score is not worth very much, but being on lead against three notrump is!

 

South

West

North

East

 
 

 
Pass
Pass
?

 
2
3NT
 

 
Pass
Pass
 

1NT
2
Pass
 

Three notrump goes down two ... or did you double? If so, they might run to five clubs, making!

Score:

Pass = 10
Two diamonds = 3
Double = 0

Bridge Today, Sep-Oct 1993, p. 8

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