Have my bidding polls been causing turmoil in Italy? This title may seem as mysterious as the Shroud of Turin, or as confusing as the Book of Genesis, but it definitely provides a clue to the tournament from which these problems came. The pictures also should help with the location, but dont get hung up on that. Simply choose your call as South on each of the six problems.
In July of 2004 these problems were presented as a poll, with 1185 entrants from 118 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.
Dont bother to get out your maps of Turin, or any biblical references, as these are only serpentine clues. Just bid em up! Im sure any Abel-bodied person will get at least one right.
1. Jacoby transfer
1. natural (not Drury)
1. 0-9, natural
Click to see how you did
© 2004 Richard Pavlicek