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73. Friday - October 23, 1999 : EXTRA-12 BIDDING QUIZ PROBLEMS (1 of 12)

IMP scoring

North





 

West

East

 









 

South

 

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

 

South

West

North

East

 
 


1
2
?

1
Pass
Pass
 

Double
2
3
 

Pass
Pass
Pass
 

Congradulations! You have made it to the last 12 deals. Even if you haven't scored well on the first 40 deals, you now have a last chance to shine.

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 hearts   three spades   three notrump

SOLUTION

IMP scoring

North

A 7
A K J 6
10 6
A K J 8 5

 

West

East

 

K Q 6
9 4
A K J 7 3
9 4 2

J 10 8 4
10 7 5 2
Q 9 5
10 6

 

South

 

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

Bid three hearts.

If partner had a big hand with spades, he could have bid three spades over your two spade sign-off. A double, followed by a cuebid and a raise, would show an extremely strong hand. Cuebidding twice usually means that he is looking for another suit. You've denied four hearts, so show him your queen-third.

 

South

West

North

East

 
 


1
2
3

1
Pass
Pass
Pass

Double
2
3
4

Pass
Pass
Pass
End

Result: +420

Score:

Three hearts = 10
Three spades = 3
Three notrump = 0
Pass = -10

Bridge Today, Sep-Oct 1993, p. 8

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