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# This Land Is Your Land

Scores by Richard Pavlicek

Bridge players “from the redwood forest to the Gulf Stream waters,” and anywhere else, are invited to try this bidding challenge based on six problems from a past tournament. When and where is my little secret, but you can bet it’s in the U.S.A. All you have to do is select your call as South from the choices offered.

In July 2003 these problems were presented as a poll, with 1083 entrants from 113 locations.
The poll is closed, but you can try still 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.

So join the fun and help America celebrate its 227th birthday! To get the fireworks going, I’ll even start you out with a nine-bagger.

## Problem 1

 Total points N-S vul You, South, hold: WestPass North1 EastDbl South1 ? A — K 10 4 A 10 9 8 6 5 4 3 2 Your call? Pass Rdbl 2  3  3 NT 4  5

## Problem 2

 Total points Both vul You, South, hold: WestPass3 North2 Pass East2 Pass South1 2 ? A K 7 6 K A Q 9 8 5 K 10 6 Your call? Pass Dbl 3  3 NT 4  4  5

## Problem 3

 Total points E-W vul You, South, hold: West North East1 South? — A Q 9 7 5 3 5 Q J 10 7 6 5 Your call? 1  2  2  2 NT 3  4  4 NT

## Problem 4

 Total points None vul You, South, hold: WestPassPass North1 2 NT EastPassPass South1 2 ? 10 A 7 A K 9 3 2 K J 9 7 4 Your call? Pass 3  3  3  3  3 NT 4

## Problem 5

 Total points Both vul You, South, hold: WestPassPass North1 1 EastPassPass South1 ? Q 4 2 J 10 8 6 5 K J 10 7 4 — Your call? Pass 1 NT 2  2  2

## Problem 6

 Total points E-W vul You, South, hold: West2 NorthPassPass East1 3 South?? 10 A 6 4 3 — A K Q 8 7 5 4 3 Your call or calls? A. 2 then 3 B. 2 then 4 C. 2 then 5 D. 2 then 6 E.  4 immediatelyF.  5 immediatelyG. 6 immediately

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Credits to Woody Guthrie, composer of “This Land Is Your Land”