HAND NO 1: MINOR OPENING

Dealer: East
Vul: None

North

9 6 4
10 9 8 6 2
6 5
A K 3

 

West

East

 

K Q J
K 7 4
9 8 7 3
Q 10 8

10 8 5 3 2
A Q J 5
Q 10
6 5

 

South

 

A 7
3
A K J 4 2
J 9 7 4 2

 

South

West

North

East

 
 

 
1(1)
2(3)

 
Pass
Pass

 
1(2)
Pass(4)

Pass
Pass
Pass

 

(1) Better minor, 3+ , 13-21 HCP

(2) 4+, 6+ HCP, one round

(3) 4+, 13-17 HCP, limiting

(4) Limited responding hand

CONTRACT: 2 South

OPENING LEAD: K (top of a sequence)

PLAN

Six possible losers: a spade, a heart, three diamonds and a club.

Line of play: establish the diamond suit to discard losers in dummy.

PLAY

Trick 1 W: K, 4, 2, A

Trick 2 S: 2, 8, K, 5

Trick 3 N: A, 6, 4, 10

Trick 4 N: 5, 10, K, 3

Trick 5 S: A, 7, 6, Q

Trick 6 S: 2, 8, 3, 2

Declarer's diamonds are now established.

RESULT

Declarer makes his contract plus two overtricks.

The defense takes three tricks: the trump queen, a spade and a heart.

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