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# Stanwyck Role and Sixty

Scores by Richard Pavlicek

Fasten your seat belt for a wild ride! 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 don’t let that worry you. All you have to do is choose your call as South from the choices offered.

In November 2002 these problems were presented as a poll, with 939 entrants from 110 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.

Turbulence ahead! Do not enter if you have heart problems — or spade problems, for that matter.

## Problem 1

 IMPs E-W Vul You, South, hold: West1 NORTHPassPass EastPass2 South1 ? A J 3 2 J 6 A K Q 8 6 3 2 — Your call: 2   2 NT  3   3   3 NT  4   5

## Problem 2

 IMPs E-W Vul You, South, hold: West1 3 North3 1Pass EastPassPass SOUTH1 3 ? 9 7 5 A K J 8 A K 5 2 A 10 1. weak Your call: Pass  Double  4   4   4   5

## Problem 3

 IMPs N-S Vul You, South, hold: WestPass NORTHPass1 EastPass2 South1 ? Q J 10 A Q J 10 6 A J 10 5 4 — Your call: Double (support)  2   2   3   3   3   4

## Problem 4

 IMPs E-W Vul You, South, hold: West2 North2 EASTPassPass SouthPass? Q 9 J 9 7 10 7 4 A Q 6 5 3 Your call: Pass  2 NT  3   3   3

## Problem 5

 IMPs Both Vul You, South, hold: WestPass NORTHPassDbl East1 Pass SouthPass? K Q 8 3 A J 8 2 Q 5 J 10 7 Your call: Pass  1 NT  2   2   2 NT  3   3 NT

## Problem 6

 IMPs E-W Vul You, South, hold: WestPass North1 EASTPassPass South?? 5 3 A K J 8 K 10 9 7 2 8 7 Your two calls: A. Pass then 1 NTB. Pass then 2 C. 1 then 1 NTD. 1 then 2 E. 1 then 1 NTF. 1 then 2

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