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186. November 13, THE HAGUE BIDDING CHALLENGE - 13

Dealer: North
Vul: Both

North





 

West

East

 

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

Q J 6 5
Q J 10 5
Q 10 9
9 8

 

South

 





 

South

West

North

East

 
 

 

 

 

 

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SOLUTION

Dealer: North
Vul: Both

North

9 8 7 4
A 8 7 6 3
J 4
A 2

 

West

East

 

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

Q J 6 5
Q J 10 5
Q 10 9
9 8

 

South

 

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

The theme for this bidding series seems to be that 3NT is always better than four of a major.

Three notrump is easy while many spade declarers were held to nine tricks.

 

South

West

North

East

 
 

 
Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass

 
1
1
2NT
Pass

Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass
End

Pass
1
2
3NT
 



Bridge Today, Jul-Aug 2000, Larry Cohen, p. 18

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