Challenge 8W89 by Richard Pavlicek
Many players are unaware that the Vienna coup originated in Germany; in fact, it was my Uncle Wilhelm who first executed the technique in the Bonn Team Meisterschaft. Contract was only 2 (bidding never interested him), but five overtricks later, kibitzers swarmed for his autograph. His brilliant play even saved an IMP, as the other declarer was in 6 making just six. Poor Wilhelm is now making cuckoo clocks in the Black Forest.
These problems are from a past tournament, which you might be able to guess from my clues; but dont worry about that. As South, simply select your call.
In July 2006 these problems were presented as a poll, with 1404 entrants from 125 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.
Times have changed moneys, too, as you cant even spend a Deutschmark anymore.
But time is money! Spend a few minutes here to enrich your life. Yeah, right.
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© 2006 Richard Pavlicek