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# Another Time, Another Place

Scores by Richard Pavlicek

When shadows grow, I’ll miss the glow that only you can survive. But then, I have no idea what I’m talking about. While you’re here, try this bidding challenge based on six problems from a past tournament. When and where? That’s my little secret for now, though you’re welcome to guess from the clues on this page. But don’t worry about that. All you have to do is choose your call as South from the choices offered.

In March 2001 these problems were presented as a poll, with 294 entrants from 77 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 what are you waiting for? The time is now, and the place is here, so bid ‘em like you got ‘em!

## Problem 1

 IMPs N-S Vul You, South, hold: West North EAST3 South? K 5 K 10 6 2 K A Q 8 7 6 2 Your call: Pass  Double  3 NT  4

## Problem 2

 IMPs None Vul You, South, hold: West North EAST1 South? A K 10 2 10 Q J 9 6 3 2 K 6 Your call: Pass  Double  1   2   2 (Michaels)

## Problem 3

 IMPs E-W Vul You, South, hold: WestPass North2 EASTPassPass South1 ? A Q 9 7 2 7 6 5 3 K A K 4 Your call: 2   2   2 NT  3   3 NT

## Problem 4

 IMPs None Vul You, South, hold: WestPassPass North3 4 EastPassPass SOUTH1 3 ? A K J 9 8 A K J 7 7 2 8 5 Your call: 4   4   4 NT  5   5   5   6

## Problem 5

 IMPs Both Vul You, South, hold: West1 1Pass NorthDblDbl East2 Pass SOUTHPassPass? 10 8 6 3 2 10 Q 8 6 3 2 Q 3 1. often four cards Your call: Pass  2 NT  3   4

## Problem 6

 IMPs E-W Vul You, South, hold: West1 North2 EastPass SOUTH1 ? A K Q 4 2 A 7 6 5 J 6 5 3 Your call: 2   2 NT  3   3 NT  4

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