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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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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

1 As South you hold:

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

NORTH

1 [Spade]
2 [Spade]
3 [Diamond]

EAST

PASS
PASS
PASS

SOUTH

2 [Heart]
2 N.T.
?

WEST

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