Challenge 8W01 by Richard Pavlicek
Last years Bermuda Bowl held in Monte Carlo caused quite a stir as the winner wasnt known until hours after play ended, because of an appeal. This makes me wonder: What was the longest wait ever for such a verdict? Never mind. Perhaps my clues will help you guess the tournament from which these problems came, but dont wipe out over that. Just choose your calls as South.
In September 2004 these problems were presented as a poll, with 1410 entrants from 129 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.
The surf is up, so hop on your board and paddle out. A big wave is coming!Catch it and youll be stoked for all six problems but stay clear of the rocks!
1. spades + other suit2. cue-bid (game force)
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© 2004 Richard Pavlicek