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´ A 4 2

™ J 7 3

t 9 7 3 2

® 8 7 6

Game All. Pairs.

W N E S

3™ Dble Pass ?

Christmas Quiz 2019

Christmas Quiz 2019 by Andrew Robson

The Worshipful Company of

Makers of Playing Cards

has very generously donated a double-pack of the

most recent Master's playing cards. This set

commemorates the 50th anniversary of the first

manned Moon landing and a celebration of

mankind in space, and continues an annual

tradition of Masters' cards dating back to 1882.

Each pack is edged in silver gilt, and the twin

packs of cards are presented in a beautiful black

leather case, and are limited to 350 sets. Unusually,

the card backs are different, with one pack featuring

Neil Armstrong and the other an astronaut on the

moon, as seen from the landing vehicle. The court

cards feature the most famous astronauts from 12

different countries, involved in space exploration,

including our own Tim Peake. The Jokers picture

the International Space Station; the Luna Module;

the Mars Rover; and the Space Shuttle Columbia.

First prize

£50 EBU credit

Second prize

Y

ou are South in each problem. Which of the

three selected bids would you find at the key

moment and why?

Choose from: (a) Pass; (b) 3´; (c) 4t.

´ A 9 3 2

™ J 2

t A Q 9 8 2

® 7 4

Love All. Teams.

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1t

Pass 1™ Pass 1´

Pass 2®1 Pass ?

1 Fourth Suit Forcing, 'We're

going to game, please describe

your hand further.'

Choose from: (a) 2t; (b) 2™; (c) 2NT.

´ A 10 3 2

™ A J 8 7 3

t Q 8 4

® 2

Love All. Teams.

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1® 1™

1´ 2®1 2´ ?

1 Unassuming cue bid, showing a

good heart raise - at least ten

points with three (+) hearts.

Choose from: (a) Pass; (b) 3t; (c) 3™.

´ A 3

™ A Q 9 8 2

t Q 2

® K J 5 2

N/S Game. Teams.

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1™

Pass 4®1 Pass ?

1 Splinter bid, showing a raise to

(at least) 4™ with a singleton (or

void) club.

Choose from: (a) 4t; (b) 4™; (c) 4´.

A

ndrew Robson is this year's master compiler

to test your bridge brain. Send in your

answers for a chance to win our most

coveted prizes:

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