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´ 6 5 4 2

™ A Q J 5

t 8 4

® J 7 2

´ A J 9 7 3 ´ Q 8

™ - ™ 8 7 6

t 9 5 3 2 t A Q 7

® K Q 8 4 ® A 10 9 6 3

´ K 10

™ K 10 9 4 3 2

t K J 10 6

® 5

5.E/W Game. Dealer South

N

W E

S

The deal comes from a 6-table trial match between France

and Sweden. Nicolas L'Huissier can only double on the East

cards. What should West's reaction be? Godefroy de Tessières

judged well not to pass. The recompense from 4™ doubled

would be a paltry +100 (and a catastrophic -590 if West were

to lead the ´A). West's choice was an Unusual 4NT. Scoring

+620 in 5® would have been a satisfactory outcome but the

French East did even better, bidding 6®. Declarer ruffed the

™10 lead and soon had 13 tricks before him. N-S were left

wishing that they had sacrificed in 6™.

The other auction was (1™) 1´ (3™) Dble, (4™) 4NT

(Pass) 5® for 13 IMPs away.

Awards: 6® (10), 5® (7), 4´ (5), 4™ doubled by South (3)

6.N/S Game. Dealer North The U25 Womens teams of Netherlands and Poland face

each other in the European Youth Championships. East is

not strong enough to double in the second seat, but West can

'add a king' in the protective seat. She doubles and East

jumps to game in her 4-card major. The contract was made

when South held the ´K (as was likely after the 3t opening).

In 5® you would lose the same tricks (two hearts and a

diamond), going one down.

At the other table South raised pre-emptively to 4t on

´K-8-5 ™Q-J-9-7-6 tQ-J-7-6 ®2 and bought the contract

undoubled for minus 100 and 8 IMPs.

Awards: 4´ (10), 4® (6), 5®/3t by North (3)

West North East South

de Tessières Sylvan L'Huissier Wrang

2™ (10-13)

2´ 4™ Dble Pass

4NT Pass 6®

´ A J 7 2 ´ Q 10 9 3

™ A 5 4 3 ™ 10 8 2

t 10 t 3

® Q 10 9 8 ® A K J 7 6

N

W E

S

West North East South

Zmuda Wackwitz Brede Groenland

3t Pass Pass

Dble Pass 4´

Bidding Tips

• Be wary of making a jump shift on the opener's cards. A simple rebid in a new suit is rarely passed

and leaves more bidding space.

• Do not bid grand slams unless you can count 13 tricks or know for sure that the odds of 13 tricks

will be worthwhile. Surprisingly often, the opponents will not even bid a small slam.

• After a transfer start such as 1NT-2™, 2´-3t, do not be afraid of raising the minor. Partner should

not introduce a minor (rather than bidding 3NT) unless he is happy to hear a raise. r

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