Challenge 7V57 by Richard Pavlicek
Listen carefully and you may hear a message in the air that will help you solve these six defensive problems. Do you hear what I hear? Sharpen your senses, tune out the background noise, and let the night wind be your mentor. All lambs, er, bridge players are invited to try this challenge.
As West or East, just choose your next lead from the options given. Each option is rated on a 1-to-10 scale based on my judgment.
In December of 2001 these problems were presented as a contest, which had 522 entrants from 89 locations. The contest is now closed, but you can still challenge yourself and find your score immediately.
The night wind is calling. Are you listening? Be a good shepherd boy and pay attention, as the answer is usually nearby if you see it or hear it. If you do well, the Mighty King will be proud, and you might win a valuable prize.*
*Prizes include a Lamborghini Countach and four bottles of Lambrusco wine. Winners must be at least 18 years of age and ovine genealogy. Employees of PavCo Lambskin Sportswear are ineligible.
Your next lead: 5 2 J 9 A 3
Your next lead: K 10 4 10 A 8
Your next lead: 10 Q 5 Q 8 Q
Your next lead: 3 2 5 Q 9 4
Your next lead: 7 2 A 5 J 4
Your next lead: 6 8 4 K 5 K
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Credits to Noel Regney and Gloria Shayne, composers of Do You Hear What I Hear?© 2001 Richard Pavlicek