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# Yesterday, Once More

Scores by Richard Pavlicek

When I was young I’d listen to the radio, waitin’ for my fav’rite songs; when they played I’d sing along… Now it’s your chance to sing along with this bidding challenge. The six problems first appeared in the April 1978 Gold Coast Bridge News as a bidding panel, of which I was the moderator. All you have to do is choose your call as South from the choices offered.

In September 2000 these problems were presented as a poll, with 207 entrants from 72 locations.
The poll is closed, but you can still try it as a quiz and find your score immediately.

Assume both sides use Standard American bidding (unless noted otherwise) with 15-17 notrumps, five-card majors and weak two-bids. Object is to find the best call based on judgment so only basic conventions are allowed. For a system reference, see Standard American Bridge.

So bid away! But remember: In the scoring, every sha-la-la-la, every shing-a-ling-a-ling will count.

## Problem 1

 Matchpoints None Vul You, South, hold: West2 NORTH1 Pass EastPassPass South1 ? K J 9 4 3 5 2 K 7 6 A 10 3 Your call: 2   2   2 NT  3   3

## Problem 2

 IMPs E-W Vul You, South, hold: West NORTH2 NT1 East3 South? 10 2 10 9 8 4 3 J 10 8 5 2 10 1. 21-22 Your call: Pass  Double  4   4

## Problem 3

 Matchpoints None Vul You, South, hold: West NORTH4 EastPass South? A K 6 5 4 A Q 10 5 3 2 2 A Your call: 4   4 NT  5   6

## Problem 4

 IMPs None Vul You, South, hold: WEST3 NorthPass EastPass South? J 3 2 A 4 A K J 9 5 A Q 7 Your call: Pass  Double  3 NT  4

## Problem 5

 Matchpoints N-S Vul You, South, hold: WestPassPass North1 1 EASTPassPassPass SouthPass1 ? 4 3 K J 8 6 5 A J 3 Q 8 7 Your call: 1 NT  2   2 NT  3   3 NT

## Problem 6

 Matchpoints Both Vul You, South, hold: WestPassPass North1 3 EastPassPass SOUTH1 1 NT? K Q 4 10 3 A 6 2 K J 9 7 5 Your call: Pass  3   3   3 NT

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Credits to Karen and Richard Carpenter (pictured) and John Bettis