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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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Reiner played his last trump and led a heart. My partner, Billy Eisenberg (West), had to play the ten—otherwise, Reiner would have been able to win with the nine—and Reiner allowed him to hold the trick. Eisenberg was now forced to lead away from his king of hearts, letting Reiner make his superbly played slam.

In the other room, our U.S. teammate, Paul Soloway, also played the hand at six diamonds but did not have the benefit of a heart bid from West. Accordingly he played East to have a singleton heart honor and went down one. 17 IMPs to Australia.

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NORTH

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

WEST

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

SOUTH

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

EAST

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