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YOUR CHANCE TO BE A CHAMP
Edwin B. Kantar
December 24, 1979
If you've ever wondered what it's like to play bridge in a world championship, take a seat at the table. The eight hands shown here were drawn from the Bermuda Bowl, which was held in Rio de Janeiro last October. The writer was a member of the six-man U.S. team that competed against five other nations in a 480-deal round robin, then edged Italy in the final. The winning margin was a mere five International Match Points, narrowest in the Bowl's 29-year history, so it's clear that every decision was important. And each of yours will be, too. For every hand you "play" correctly, you will receive 50 points. When you're finished turn the page to see how you did.
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December 24, 1979

Your Chance To Be A Champ

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SOUTH

2 [Spade]*
PASS

WEST

PASS
PASS

NORTH
4 [Spade]

EAST
PASS

*Six-card suit, 8-12 high-card points

You toy with leading the king of diamonds but settle on the more conservative six of spades. Dummy wins the ten, and partner discards the deuce of hearts. At trick two, declarer leads a spade to his ace, partner discarding the five of hearts; then he leads the four of clubs. Plan your defense.

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