HAND NO 53: OVERCALL

Dealer: South
Vul: None

North

10 7 4 2
K Q 5
A Q J 4
9 4

 

West

East

 

A K 9 6 5
8
K 10 7 3
K 8 6

Q 8 3
10 9 6
8 5
10 7 5 3 2

 

South

 

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

 

South

West

North

East

 
 

1(1)
2(4)
Pass

1(2)
Pass
Pass

2(3)
4(5)
 

Pass
Pass
 

(1) 5+ , 13-21 HCP

(1) 5+ , 8-15 HCP

(3) 4+ , 10+ HCP, forcing for one round, promises another bid

(4) 5+ , 13-15 HCP

(5) 3+ , 13-17 TP

CONTRACT: 4 South

OPENING LEAD: K (from A-K or K-Q)

PLAN

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

Line of play: play for extra winners in clubs or diamonds.

PLAY

Trick 1 W: K, 2, 8, J

Trick 2 W: A, 4, 3, 2

Trick 3 S: 3, 5, Q, 6

Trick 4 N: K, 9, 4, 3

Trick 5 N: 5, 10, A, 6

Declarer is now free to take the diamond and club finesses, losing only to the club king for eleven tricks.

RESULT

Declarer makes his contract plus one overtrick.

The defense takes two tricks: one spade and the club king.

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