Challenge 8W73 by Richard Pavlicek
Swiss team events began in the late 60s (at least in the United States), and I still remember my first, finishing average with four wins and four losses. But wait! I would avenge that mediocre start by winning my next, going 8-0 with my future wife and best man (Jim Beery) on the team. Ahh, the good old days! But I digress.
I invite you to try these six problems from a past tournament. Perhaps my clues will help you guess the venue, but dont worry about that. As South, simply select your call.
In March 2006 these problems were presented as a poll, with 1580 entrants from 124 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.
Now its your turn to avenge the past. Try to make some good bids for a change.
Your call: Pass Double 1 1 2 (Michaels)
Your call: 2 2 (6+ or 5 with 100 honors) 2 NT 3 3 NT
Your call: Pass Double 2 NT (only force) 3 3 3 NT
Your call: 4 4 4 4 4 NT 6 6 NT
What is your opening bid? If 1 , indicate your next call in the given sequence. (Choose one letter A-E)
What is your first call? If Pass or 5 , indicate your second call. (Choose one letter A-E)
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© 2006 Richard Pavlicek