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A quiz to see if you like to fight
Charles Goren
December 20, 1965
'Don't bid unless you've got the cards' was for years a sound axiom for run-of-the-neighborhood bridge. Now this is changing. Even the most timid souls are wading in with harassing competitive bids. Do you know when to compete, and how? This quiz is designed to test how up-to-date your fighting instincts are. If you score 50 points or more you are a battler to beware of, and 35 or more means you have a fighting chance. But if your score is under 30 you had better hope your partner can do your brawling for you
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December 20, 1965

A Quiz To See If You Like To Fight

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WEST

[Ace of Spades]
[10 of Spades]
[9 of Spades]
[6 of Spades]
[Queen of Hearts]
[8 of Hearts]
[King of Diamonds]
[Queen of Diamonds]
[10 of Diamonds]
[5 of Diamonds]
[3 of Diamonds]
[5 of Clubs]
[2 of Clubs]

EAST

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

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DRAW TRUMPS IN THREE LEADS. LEAD TO DUMMY'S DIAMOND ACE AND RETURN A DIAMOND. IF EAST PLAYS LOW, FINESSE THE 10—5 PTS.

Barring a lucky drop of the diamond honors, South faces the certain loss of a club and a diamond and the possible loss of two hearts unless the jack lies with West or unless another way can be found to eliminate a second heart loser. Because of his overcall, West is presumed to hold five clubs, since he has already shown three spades and probably has the ace of hearts. When he wins the second diamond with the queen, West must establish dummy's queen if he leads a club or eliminate a second heart loser if he leads a heart. If West can escape this end play by leading a third diamond, he is marked with only two cards in the heart suit, and South will make the hand by leading up to the queen of hearts and playing low on the next heart lead from dummy. West's ace can now take only low cards.

WEST

[7 of Spades]
[4 of Spades]
[3 of Spades]
[Ace of Hearts]
[8 of Hearts]
[4 of Hearts]
[Queen of Diamonds]
[2 of Diamonds]
[Ace of Clubs]
[King of Clubs]
[Jack of Clubs]
[10 of Clubs]
[3 of Clubs]

EAST

[8 of Spades]
[6 of Spades]
[Jack of Hearts]
[9 of Hearts]
[5 of Hearts]
[2 of Hearts]
[Jack of Diamonds]
[8 of Diamonds]
[5 of Diamonds]
[7 of Clubs]
[6 of Clubs]
[4 of Clubs]
[2 of Clubs]

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