Challenge 7Y17 by Richard Pavlicek
Paint your palette blue and gray! All bridge players are invited to try this bidding challenge based on six problems from a past tournament. When and where? Thats my little secret, though you are welcome to guess from the clues on this page. But dont worry about that; all you have to do is choose your call as South from the choices offered.
In January 2003 these problems were presented as a poll, with 1035 entrants from 107 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.
Look out on a summers day with eyes that know the darkness in my soul. Now start bidding before you get starry-eyed.
1. 12-16, 5+ hearts, 4+ clubs
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© 2003 Richard Pavlicek