HAND NO 10: MAJOR OPENING

Dealer: South
Vul: None

North

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

 

West

East

 

K
J 10 9 7 5
J 9 5 2
J 8 6

7 5 2
K 2
10 6 3
A K 10 7 4

 

South

 

A Q 9 8 4
Q 4
K Q 7 4
9 2

 

South

West

North

East

 
 

1(1)
4(3)

Pass
Pass

3(2)
Pass

Pass
 

(1) 5+ , 13-21 HCP

(2) 4+ , 10-12 TP, invitational

(3) Game in spades, 14-15 TP

CONTRACT: 4 South

OPENING LEAD: J (top of a sequence)

PLAN

Four possible losers ; one spade, one heart and two clubs.

Line of play: find the K with West.

PLAY

Trick 1 W: J, 3, 2, 4

Trick 2 E: K, 2, 6, 3

Trick 3 E: 2, Q, 7, 6

Trick 4 S: 4, 5, A, 3

Trick 5 N: J, 2, 4, K

Trick 6 W: J, Q, A, 9

Down one ! Nice defense.

RESULT

The contract is set one trick.

The defense takes four tricks: one spade, one heart and two clubs.

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