Challenge 8W25 by Richard Pavlicek
Few people are aware that Elvis Presleys last concert was a financial disaster. Why? Ill tell you why. Tonight at the local club I witnessed an Elvis sighting. The King bid Too Much to reach 7 and was All Shook Up by the bad trump break no Good Luck Charm at the Heartbreak Hotel this time! Thank you; thank you very much.
Sorry, my mind drifts a lot; dont be cruel. These six bidding problems are from a past tournament. Perhaps my clues will help you identify the location and year, but dont worry about that. As South, simply select your call.
In March 2005 these problems were presented as a poll, with 1447 entrants from 122 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.
Are you lonesome tonight? Then be my partner (for bidding, anyway). Its now or never!
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Acknowledgments to Elvis Presley and Elvis Presley Enterprises© 2005 Richard Pavlicek