Challenge 7Y57 by Richard Pavlicek
Will the Ministry of Truth be impressed with your bidding? Find out in this bidding challenge on six problems from a past tournament. When and where? Sorry, my lips are sealed, though youre invited to guess from the clues. But dont worry about that; just select your call as South from the choices offered.
In November 2003 these problems were presented as a poll, with 1149 entrants from 116 locations. The poll is closed, but you can still try it as a quiz and find your score immediately. Analyses and tournament highlights are also available.
Are you ready? Then start bidding, or I may have to call the Thought Police. If you get stumped, it might help to repeat several times: Down with Big Brother!
Your call: Pass Double 2 2 3 3 4
Your call: Pass 4 4 NT 5 5 5 5 NT
Your call: Pass 2 NT 3 3 3 NT 4 (diamonds + heart fit) 4
Your call: 1 1 2 2 NT (hearts + diamonds) 3 4 5
Thankfully, you are still South and asked to critique this disaster by your opponents. What was the worst bid?
Worst bid: 1 1 3 4 4 5 5
Indicate if you would pass or double, and also your opening lead. (Choose one letter A-H)
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© 2003 Richard Pavlicek