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A test of skill for the holiday season
Charles Goren
December 21, 1964
Here is a chance to find out if your game needs polishing. Below are 10 problems in bidding and two in play, plus two special puzzles. If you score 50 points or more, your opponents should beware. A score of 35 or more is creditable, but to those who get fewer—well, a Merry Christmas anyway
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December 21, 1964

A Test Of Skill For The Holiday Season

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1 [Heart]
2 N.T.
PASS

NORTH

PASS
PASS
PASS

South leads the 6 of spades, dummy plays low, and North produces the jack. How should East plan the play?

The next two hands may keep you busy from Christmas to New Year's. The first was devised 36 years ago by Sidney Lenz as a gimmick for a shaving-cream concern. The second, the Whitfield Six, has confounded even expert players for 73 years. Give yourself five points for solving either, 15 if you can solve both.

NORTH

[5 of Spades]
[8 of Hearts]
[5 of Hearts]
[Ace of Diamonds]
[King of Diamonds]
[7 of Diamonds]
[Ace of Clubs]
[King of Clubs]
[8 of Clubs]
[5 of Clubs]
[4 of Clubs]
[3 of Clubs]
[2 of Clubs]

WEST

[King of Spades]
[10 of Spades]
[7 of Spades]
[9 of Hearts]
[Queen of Diamonds]
[10 of Diamonds]
[8 of Diamonds]
[3 of Diamonds]
[Queen of Clubs]
[Jack of Clubs]
[10 of Clubs]
[9 of Clubs]
[7 of Clubs]

SOUTH

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