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

EAST

[8 of Spades]
[6 of Spades]
[4 of Spades]
[3 of Spades]
[2 of Spades]
[Queen of Hearts]
[7 of Hearts]
[6 of Hearts]
[2 of Hearts]
[Jack of Diamonds]
[6 of Diamonds]
[2 of Diamonds]
[6 of Clubs]

Hearts are trumps. West leads the queen of clubs. Win all the tricks.

NORTH

[— of Spades]
[8 of Hearts]
[7 of Hearts]
[Jack of Diamonds]
[3 of Diamonds]
[Ace of Clubs]
[2 of Clubs]

WEST

[Queen of Spades]
[7 of Spades]
[— of Hearts]
[Queen of Diamonds]
[5 of Diamonds]
[Jack of Clubs]
[3 of Clubs]

SOUTH

[10 of Spades]
[9 of Spades]
[— of Hearts]
[Ace of Diamonds]
[King of Diamonds]
[9 of Diamonds]
[10 of Clubs]

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