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# Island of the Dinosaurs

Scores by Richard Pavlicek

Warning: You are about to embark on a Jurassic journey. All bridge players are invited to try this bidding challenge based on six problems from a past tournament. When and where? That’s my little secret, but you can be sure it was a long time ago. All you have to do is choose your call as South from the choices offered.

In September 2002 these problems were presented as a poll, with 900 entrants from 105 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. The object is to determine the best calls based on judgment,
so only basic conventions are allowed. For a system reference, see Standard American Bridge.

Please be careful, as your safety cannot be assured. [Thump] Did you hear something?
[Thump, thump] If it keeps getting louder, run like hell.

## Problem 1

 Rubber bridge None vul You, South, hold: WestPassPass North3 4 EastPassPassPass South1 4 ? A 7 4 A Q 10 6 5 10 9 8 4 3 Your call? P 4  4 NT 5  5  5

## Problem 2

 Rubber bridge Both vul You, South, hold: WestPass North1 NT EastPass South? J 9 3 Q 9 8 7 K 9 8 4 3 2 Your call? P 2  2 NT 3 (sign-off) 3 NT

## Problem 3

 Rubber bridge Both vul You, South, hold: WestPassPass NorthPass11 3 EastPassPassPass South1 2 ? A Q 10 3 A A Q 9 7 A 7 5 2 1. Partner does not play weak twos Your call? 3 NT 4  4  4 NT 5

## Problem 4

 Rubber bridge Both vul You, South, hold: WestPass North1 3 EastPassPass South1 ? J 10 9 3 J 8 K 8 4 A 5 3 2 Your call? P 3  3 NT 4  4  5

## Problem 5

 Rubber bridge None vul You, South, hold: WestPass North2 NT1 EastPassPass South1 ? K Q J 10 8 A K 7 5 Q A 9 2 1. 13-15 balanced Your call? 3  3  3  4 (Gerber) 4 NT

## Problem 6

 Rubber bridge None vul You, South, hold: WestPass North2 EastPass South1 ? K Q 7 6 7 5 4 10 4 A Q 8 7 Your call and opinion? A. 2 , agree with 1 B. 2 , would not openC. 2 NT, agree with 1 D. 2 NT, would not openE. 3 , agree with 1 F. 3 , would not open

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