Challenge 7Y65 by Richard Pavlicek
If you believe this title, youd believe almost anything; but you can rest assured its not about Alvin and the Chipmunks. Try to keep your mind on bridge Alvin Landy? I dont think so as you try this bidding challenge on six problems from a past tournament. The venue is for me to know and for you to find out, though youre welcome to guess from the clues. But dont worry about that; just select your call as South on each problem.
In January 2004 these problems were presented as a poll, with 1257 entrants from 122 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.
Are you ready to start the bidding tour? Then forget about Alvin, hop onto your bike and start pedaling. Youre only six brief stops from the finish line!
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© 2004 Richard Pavlicek