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A New Quiz
Charles Goren
October 31, 1960
If certain defects become apparent in the slam-bidding practices of the casual player, it is usually because he is weighed down by an excess of conventions. It is well to remember that Blackwood and its kinfolk were designed not solely for the purpose of bidding slams but also of avoiding them. Too often a slam convention is employed before an accurate assessment of strength has been made. This is a ticket to disaster.
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October 31, 1960

A New Quiz

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PASS
PASS

SOUTH

1 [Heart]
?

WEST

PASS

What do you bid now?

6 As South you hold:

[Ace of Spades]
[King of Spades]
[10 of Spades]
[9 of Spades]
[5 of Spades]
[6 of Hearts]
[4 of Hearts]
[3 of Hearts]
[King of Clubs]
[4 of Clubs]
[3 of Clubs]
[King of Diamonds]
[Jack of Diamonds]

SOUTH

1 [Spade]
2 [Spade]
?

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