Challenge 7Y73 by Richard Pavlicek
Welcome, spelunkers! I will be your guide. Before we begin I must warn you to stay with the group; your safety cannot be assured if you stray into the catacombs. The temperature inside the cave is 44-45 degrees Fahrenheit, so wear a coat or jacket; and its dark down there, so keep your lanterns lit at all times. If youre ready, follow me.
OK, OK, this is really a bidding challenge on six problems from a past tournament. The venue is my little secret for now, though youre invited to guess from the clues. But dont worry about that; just select your call as South on each problem.
In March of 2004 these problems were presented as a poll, with 1337 entrants from 122 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.
Please proceed with caution. If you select good bids, you have nothing to worry about but then, I lie a lot. Bwa-ha-ha! Did I mention the dragon?
Your call: Double (penalty) 2 2 NT 3 3 NT
Your call: Pass Double (card-showing) 3 NT 4 4
Your call: 3 3 3 NT 4 4 4 5
Your call: 2 NT 3 3 3 3 NT 4 4
Your call: Pass Double 5 5 5 NT 6 6
Indicate your call and intended follow-up if you use Stayman. (Choose one letter A-G)
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© 2004 Richard Pavlicek