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Beat today’s experts Beat today’s experts

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

David Bird points to some useful lessons to be David Bird points to some useful lessons to be

learned from them. See how your efforts learned from them. See how your efforts

compare with the experts’ bidding. compare with the experts’ bidding.

August 2007 August 2007

West Hands East Hands

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

1. Game all mA7 1. Game all mK42

Dealer West n94 Dealer West nAK752

x A K 10 9 7 x8654

(Sohtorik) pAQ92 (Kolankaya) pJ

2. N/S Game m2 2. N/S game mAKQJ643

Dealer East nKJ5 Dealer East n 10 9 8

xJ64 x—

(Khioupenen) pJ76432 (Kholomeev) pAKQ

3. E/W Game mA9 3. E/W game m 10 8 3

Dealer West nKQ952 Dealer West n—

x K 10 6 xAQJ7532

(Zhou) p J 10 4 (Lin) pAK2

4. Game All mA 4. Game all mJ532

Dealer East n9432 Dealer East nQ7

xA762 x K Q 10 9 5 3

(D’Ovidio) p9432 (Gaviard) pA

*South bids 1 m and North raises* *South bids 1 m and North raises*

5. Game All m— 5. Game all m A 10 8 7 5

Dealer East n652 Dealer East nKQ73

xKQ84 x5

(Machno) p A K J 10 5 4 (Igla) pQ87

6. E/W game m87 6. E/W game mK6

Dealer North n 10 6 Dealer North nAKQJ854

xK52 xJ

(Cohen) p K 10 8 7 6 5 (Berkowitz) pAQ2

*North opens 3 x (weak)* *North opens 3 x (weak)*

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