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71. Wednesday - October 20, 1999 : BIDDING QUIZ PROBLEMS (39 of 40)

IMP scoring

North





 

West

East

 









 

South

 

7
K J 10 8 4 2
A 8 4
Q 7 3

 

South

West

North

East

 
 

2
?

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   double   two notrump   three hearts

SOLUTION

IMP scoring

North

Q 6 5 4
9 6
K 6 2
A 10 9 5

 

West

East

 

A K 10 9 2
A 7
J 10 5 3
J 6

J 8 3
Q 5 3
Q 9 7
K 8 4 2

 

South

 

7
K J 10 8 4 2
A 8 4
Q 7 3

Double.

You have limited your hand, so why not compete? You have the right shape (support for both minors), a maximum, and a good suit should partner bid three hearts, The most flexible way to compete is by doubling, because partner may have either a spade stack (in which case he'll convert the double) or a long minor suit.

 

South

West

North

East

 
 

2
Double
End

2
Pass
 

Pass
3
 

Pass
3
 

You went +50 against three spades. East did well to bid again, because your three-heart contract was a winning spot.

Score:

Double = 10
Two notrump = 7
Three hearts = 3
Pass = 0

Bridge Today, Sep-Oct 1993, p. 8

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