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TRUMP OR NO TRUMP
December 21, 1970
How often does your postmortem begin: "Partner, I guess we should (or should not) have played that one at no trump"? If the words sound familiar, then this quiz is liable to be a tough one. To keep it simple, let's assume that you open four-card major suits and use the normal two-club response to locate a major suit fit following a 16-to-18-point no-trump opening. Par for the course is 100. If you score better, your net results at the table should generally show on the plus side. If you score less, maybe we have uncovered a weakness in your game and can help set you on the right track. For all hands both sides are vulnerable.
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December 21, 1970

Trump Or No Trump

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As dealer, what do you bid?

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

NORTH
1 N.T.

EAST
PASS

SOUTH
?

WEST

What do you bid?

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[9 of Hearts]
[6 of Hearts]
[4 of Hearts]
[3 of Hearts]
[10 of Spades]
[8 of Spades]
[5 of Spades]
[4 of Spades]
[Jack of Diamonds]
[5 of Diamonds]
[4 of Diamonds]
[3 of Diamonds]
[2 of Diamonds]

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