HAND NO 50: OVERCALL

Dealer: North
Vul: None

North

J 7 4 3
K 6 3
K J
A Q 8 4

 

West

East

 

A Q
9 2
8 7 6 4 3
J 7 3 2

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

 

South

 

K 10 9 6 5
Q 7 4
Q 10 2
10 6

 

South

West

North

East

 
 

 
1(3)
Pass

 
Pass
Pass

1(1)
2(4)
 

1(2)
Pass
 

(1) 3+ , 13-21 HCP

(2) 5+ , 8-15 HCP

(3) 4+ , 6+ HCP, forcing for one round

(4) 4+ , 13-15 TP, limits the value of the hand

CONTRACT: 2 South

OPENING LEAD: 9 (top of a doubleton)

PLAN

Six possible losers: two spades, two hearts, one diamond and one club.

Line of play: take the finesse in clubs and hope the defense will lead the heart suit.

PLAY

Trick 1 W: 9, 3, 10, Q

East inserts the ten, encouraging a heart return when West will be on lead.

Trick 2 S: 2, 3, K, A

Trick 3 E: 2, 9, Q, 3

Trick 4 W: 2, 6, J, 4

Trick 5 E: A, 7, 3, K

Declarer still has to lose the diamond ace, the trump queen and the club king, for six losers.

RESULT

The contract is set one trick.

The defense takes six tricks: two trumps, two hearts, one diamond and one club.

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