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74. Saturday - October 23, 1999 : EXTRA-12 BIDDING QUIZ PROBLEMS (2 of 12)

IMP scoring

North





 

West

East

 









 

South

 

Q 10 9 8 4
5
A 10 7 5 3
J 8

 

South

West

North

East

 
 

 
?

1NT
 

2
 

Double
 

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   redouble   two spades

SOLUTION

IMP scoring

North

6
K Q J 7 6 3
K J 9 2
10 3

 

West

East

 

A K J 5
8 4
Q 6 4
A Q 7 2

7 3 2
A 10 9 2
8
K 9 6 5 4

 

South

 

Q 10 9 8 4
5
A 10 7 5 3
J 8

Pass.

This is a close call, and we'd be more enclined to pull two hearts to two spades if partner were not vulnerable. but because he is vulnerable, his suit is likely to be strong. An additional clue is that with all the points expressed by the bids on your left and right, partner is very likely to be bidding with good shape.

Two hearts doubled actually made eight tricks. Two spades doubled would have been a disaster.

Score:

Pass = 10
Redouble = 3
Two spades = 0

Bridge Today, Sep-Oct 1993, p. 8

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