Challenge 8W17 by Richard Pavlicek
Modern-day bridge owes a lot to the Wild West, from the rush to win Gold Points, to gunfights at the OKbridge Corral. My old sidekick Wild Bill Root used to warn me that most defenders of today are like horse thieves of yesterday, and it takes a quick draw to get trumps out before they can ruff something. But I digress; never mind.
These six bidding problems are from a past tournament. Perhaps my clues will help you guess the location and year, but dont worry about that. As South, simply select your call.
In January 2005 these problems were presented as a poll, with 1450 entrants from 127 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.
So grab your six-shooter, and draw on the count of three. You get six shots, so make them all count!
Your call: Pass 1 1 NT 2 2 2 NT 3
Your call: Pass 5 NT (pick a slam) 6 6 6 6
Your call: Pass 1 2 3 4 5
Your call: Double (support) 2 3 3 3 4 (splinter) 4
Your call: Pass 3 3 4 4 4 5
Select your call or calls. (Choose one letter A-G)
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© 2005 Richard Pavlicek