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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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NORTH

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

WEST

[9 of Spades]
[5 of Spades]
[3 of Spades]
[King of Hearts]
[Jack of Hearts]
[10 of Hearts]
[7 of Hearts]
[6 of Hearts]
[4 of Diamonds]
[Jack of Clubs]
[9 of Clubs]
[7 of Clubs]
[2 of Clubs]

SOUTH

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

EAST

[Ace of Spades]
[King of Spades]
[Jack of Spades]
[8 of Spades]
[7 of Spades]
[4 of Spades]
[2 of Spades]
[— of Hearts]
[9 of Diamonds]
[6 of Diamonds]
[5 of Diamonds]
[8 of Clubs]
[6 of Clubs]
[3 of Clubs]

Andrew Reiner, the young Australian star, never faltered on this one. He ruffed a second spade in dummy, crossed to his hand with the queen of clubs and ruffed his last spade in dummy. Next he cashed the ace-king of clubs, discarding a heart, and ruffed a club low in his hand.

At this point he was down to a high trump and three hearts. Both dummy and West were reduced to all hearts, and East had a trump with three spades remaining.

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