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. Analyses and tournament highlights are also available.
Times have changed moneys, too, as you cant even spend a Deutschmark anymore but time is money, so spend a few minutes here and enrich your life! Yeah, right.
Your call: Double (negative) 3 NT 4 4 4 NT
Your call: 2 2 NT 3 3 NT
Your call: 3 3 3 3 NT 4
Your call: 3 (artificial wait) 4 4 NT 5 6
Your call? If 3 (Jacoby), indicate your next call after opener completes transfer. (Choose one letter A-E)
What is your opening bid? If 1 , indicate your rebid in the above sequence. (Choose one letter A-E)
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© 2006 Richard Pavlicek