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These hands are all from modern events These hands are all from modern events

and David Bird points to some useful and David Bird points to some useful

lessons to be learned from them. See lessons to be learned from them. See

how your efforts compare with the how your efforts compare with the

experts’ bidding. experts’ bidding.

April 2010 April 2010

WEST HANDS EAST HANDS

(IMP scoring on every deal) (IMP scoring on every deal)

1. E/W Game ´ A 10 8 2 1. E/W Game ´ K97

Dealer North ™ J9 Dealer North ™ Q73

t A9743 t KQ5

(Klinger) ® A4 (Hoffman) ® Q 10 5 3

*North bids 2t (Multi), *North bids 2t (Multi),

South bids 2™. South bids 2™.

2. E/W Game ´ J2 2. E/W Game ´ 876

Dealer West ™ 6 Dealer West ™ Q 10 9 8 5

t A K Q 10 7 2 tJ4

(C.V. Rao) ® KJ54 (Chotan) ®A97

*North overcalls 2´ (weak). *North overcalls 2´ (weak).

3. Love All ´ AKQ 3. Love All ´ 987643

Dealer West ™ Q2 Dealer West ™ A8

t AK8 t Q754

(Townsend) ® A K 10 9 3 (Gold) ® Q

4. Game All ´ K Q 10 8 6 4. Game All ´ J73

Dealer North ™ 765 Dealer North ™ A

t K9864 t A Q J 10

(Mesbur) ® Void (Fitzgibbon) ® A9542

*North opens 1®. *North opens 1®.

5. Game All ´ 642 5. Game All ´ KQJ9

Dealer West ™ AJ Dealer West ™ 7

t AJ8432 t KQ65

(Crouch) ®72 (Forrester) ® K654

*North bids 1™, South bids 4™. *North bids 1™, South bids 4™.

6. E/W Game ´ A652 6. E/W Game ´ J93

Dealer East ™ Q752 Dealer East ™ AKJ84

t J8 t 92

(Allfrey) ® A63 (Robson) ® K42

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