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76. Monday - October 25, 1999 : EXTRA-12 BIDDING QUIZ PROBLEMS (4 of 12)

IMP scoring

North





 

West

East

 









 

South

 

7
A Q 7 5 3
K 7
K Q 10 7 5

 

South

West

North

East

 
 

 
1
3
?

 
1
3
 

Pass
Pass
4
 

Pass
2
4
 

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   five clubs

SOLUTION

IMP scoring

North

Q 9 5 2
J
J 5 2
J 8 6 4 3

 

West

East

 

A K 10 6 3
9 6 4 2
A 10 6 3
-

J 8 4
K 10 8
Q 9 8 4
A 9 2

 

South

 

7
A Q 7 5 3
K 7
K Q 10 7 5

Pass.

Don't bid in front of partner, who already heard you describe your hand. Partner is in better position to judge.

 

South

West

North

East

 
 

 
1
3
Pass

 
1
3
Pass

Pass
Pass
4
?

Pass
2
4
 

Partner may pass four spades, or double, but he won't bid five clubs.

Score:

Pass = 10
Double = 5
Five clubs = 0

Bridge Today, Sep-Oct 1993, p. 8

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