HAND NO 15: MAJOR OPENING

Dealer: West
Vul: None

North

K J 4 3
A J 4 3 2
6 3
A 7

 

West

East

 

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

Q 5 2
9 8
A 10 5 4
10 8 4 3

 

South

 

A 10 9 6
K Q
K Q 7 2
6 5 2

 

South

West

North

East

 
 

 
1(2)
4(4)

Pass
Pass
Pass

1(1)
2(3)
Pass

Pass
Pass
Pass

(1) 5+ , 13-21 HCP

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

(3) 4+ , 13-15 TP, limiting

(4) Jump in game, 13-15 TP, closing

CONTRACT: 4 South

OPENING LEAD: K (top of a sequence)

PLAN

Three possible losers: one trump, one diamond and one club.

Line of play: take the finesse in trumps.

PLAY

Trick 1 W: K, A, 3, 2

Trick 2 N: K, 2, 6, 7

Trick 3 N: J, 5, 9, 8

Trick 4 N: 3, Q, A, 9

Trick 5 S: K, 5, 2, 9

Trick 6 S: Q, 4, A, 8

Trick 7 N: J, 4, 5, 6

Trick 8 N: 10, 8, 6, 7

Trick 9 N: 3, 5, 2, 9

Trick 10 N: 3, 4, Q, 8

Trick 11 S: Q, 9, 6, A

Trick 12 E: 10, 10, J, 7

Trick 13 E: 7, Q, 4, 10

RESULT

Declarer makes his contract plus two overtricks.

The defense takes the diamond ace.

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