Challenge 8W09 by Richard Pavlicek
Modern world championships are becoming more and more like ACBL tournaments, with various events and divisions (open, ladies, seniors, transnational, etc.) to attract more players. While admirable in some respects, this loses focus in others. In the old days it was one pot, one winner, which everyone understood. Nobody had to ask, Which event? when the winner was crowned. Lets drift back to one of those bygone tournaments. Perhaps my clues will reveal the venue, but dont worry about that. Just choose your calls as South.
In November 2004 these problems were presented as a poll, with 1276 entrants from 120 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.
Solving these problems led to a huge delicious victory for one team. Can you keep pace?
Your call: Pass 2 NT 3 3 3 NT 4
Your call: Double 5 5 NT 6 6 6 NT
Your call: Pass Double 3 4 4 4 5
Your call: Pass 3 3 3 3 NT 4
Your call: Pass 3 3 3 NT 4 4 5
Indicate your two calls in the above sequence. (Choose one letter A-F)
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© 2004 Richard Pavlicek