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The Music Man
starring you as Professor Harold Hill,
a conman in a small Iowa town

adapted for the screen from a true story by Roger Dunn

Dealer : East

Vuln: East-West

 North
  
  
  
  

BRIDGE MOVIE #35

West



East



After your show-stopper, 76 trombones in the big parade, you decide
to sit down for a friendly rubber bridge game to pick up a few bucks
for supper, and find yourself staring at a 7-6! What will you open in
second seat?

 

 South You
  
   A K J 10 7 6 2
  
   10 8 7 6 4 3

A K 9 8 7 4
South

?
 
West

 
 
North

 
 

East
pass
 
 


Dealer : East

Vuln: East-West

 North
  
  
  
  
West



East



You decide to play it cool with a 1 opening, hoping to walk the
dog
and buy the contract later, perhaps doubled. Partner's negative
double is encouraging. He should have some diamonds and clubs. What
is your next call?

 

 

 South You
  
   A K J 10 7 6 2
  
   10 8 7 6 4 3

A K 9 8 7 4
South

1
?
 
West

1
 
 
North

double
 
 

East
pass
2
 
 


Dealer : East

Vuln: East-West

 North
  
  
  
  
West



East



You could have jumped in clubs, or hearts for that matter! But you
decide to keep the conman game going, and bid only 3
. There surely
will be more bidding with such distribution in your hand, don't you
think? Well it's partner who bids more! That 3 cuebid shows interest
in game at least, and could be asking for a spade stopper for 3NT.
(Little does he realize the nature of your hand.) What will your next
call be?

 

 South You
  
   A K J 10 7 6 2
  
   10 8 7 6 4 3

A K 9 8 7 4
South

1
3
?
 
West

1
pass
 
 
North

double
3
 
 

East
pass
2
pass
 
 


Dealer : East

Vuln: East-West

 North
  
  
  
  
West



East



You might assume a nice club fit and simply bid 6. But your game plan
is to get doubled...you'd like to order champagne for dinner (plus have a
nice story to tell your sweetheart). So you bid only 4
. Partner now raises
to 5
. Will you bid six or not?

 

 South You
  
   A K J 10 7 6 2
  
   10 8 7 6 4 3

A K 9 8 7 4
South

1
3
4
?
West

1
pass
pass
 
North

double
3
5
 

East
pass
2
pass
pass
 


Dealer : East

Vuln: East-West

 North
  
  
  
  
West



East



You bid six, because partner's failure to cuebid over 4 is good news
for your hand! If he held wasted values in spades, he'd be less
likely to hold strong clubs. Well, you got the double you were
fishing for. Now what? Will you press your luck with a redouble?

 

 South You
  
   A K J 10 7 6 2
  
   10 8 7 6 4 3

A K 9 8 7 4
South

1
3
4
6
?
West

1
pass
pass
double!
 
North

double
3
5
pass
 

East
pass
2
pass
pass
pass
 


Dealer : East

Vuln: East-West

 North
   J 8 7
   8
   A K 10 5 3
   A J 5 2
West
A Q 10 9 6 5
4 3
J 8 6
K Q
East
K 4 3 2
Q 9 5
Q 9 7 4 2
9

There were bells on a hill but I never heard them ringing, no I
never heard them at all till there was you
....

West leads the ace of spades. You trump it and lead a club to the
ace. Then the ace-king of hearts and a heart ruff allows you to claim
six. The score for this is ... 1380. You may order champagne and 2
steak dinners!

THE END

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 South You
  
   A K J 10 7 6 2
  
   10 8 7 6 4 3

A K 9 8 7 4
South

1
3
4
6
redouble
West

1
pass
pass
double!
all pass
North

double
3
5
pass
 

East
pass
2
pass
pass
pass
 


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