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Applebasket Entry, 2013

Submitted by: Ray Parnell (Wonder Lake, Illinois)—Tied for Third—Sixth Place

Five & Dime

Beginning and intermediate bridge players have a hard time realizing that in order for responder to make a two over one bid of a new suit, it takes a five-card suit and 10 or more high card points.

So I use the saying “Five & Dime” to describe the requirements for that bid. They get a kick out of it and seem to remember the requirements a lot more.