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78. Wednesday - October 27, 1999 : EXTRA-12 BIDDING QUIZ PROBLEMS (6 of 12)

IMP scoring

North





 

West

East

 









 

South

 

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

 

South

West

North

East

 
 

 
1
?

 
Pass
 

1
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   two diamonds   two spades   three clubs

SOLUTION

IMP scoring

North

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

 

West

East

 

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

Q J 7
K 9 6 3
10 4
10 6 3 2

 

South

 

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

Bid two diamonds.

Yes, you prefer clubs, but you should keep the bidding alive in case partner has something better up in his sleeve.

 

South

West

North

East

 
 

 
1
2
4

 
Pass
Pass
 

1
2
2
 

Pass
Pass
Pass
 

When partner bid two spades, you now knew that he was 3-1-5-4 with a hand too strong for a simple two-spade raise.

Score:

Two diamonds = 10
Three clubs = 5
Two spades = 3
Pass = 0

Bridge Today, Sep-Oct 1993, p. 8

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