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188. November 27, THE HAGUE BIDDING CHALLENGE - 15

Dealer: East
Vul: None

North





 

West

East

 

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

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

 

South

 





 

South

West

North

East

 
 

 

 

 

 

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SOLUTION

Dealer: East
Vul: None

North

Q J 7
Q J 3 2
10 9 6 5 4 3
-

 

West

East

 

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

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

 

South

 

10 9 5 4 2
8 7
2
Q J 9 6 3

How do you stay out of slam when partner opens the bidding and you have a prime 19 count and a fit ?

Two of the five pairs that stopped short started with a 10-12 notrumpb raised to 3NT. The other three pairs started with 1 by East and West simply judged to take the low raod.



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

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