HAND NO 57: OVERCALL

Dealer: West
Vul: None

North

8 4 2
Q 2
A 9 6 2
Q 10 8 6

 

West

East

 

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

A 7
J 10 8 7 3
Q J 7
A 7 5

 

South

 

K Q 10 9 3
K 6 4
K 5 3
9 3

 

South

West

North

East

 
 

 
1(2)
Pass

Pass
2(3)
Pass

Pass
2(4)
 

1(1)
Pass
 

(1) 5+ , 13-21 HCP

(2) 5+ , 8-15 HCP

(3) 3+ , 6-9 TP

(4) 3+ , 7-10 TP

CONTRACT: 2 South

OPENING LEAD: A (denying the king)

PLAN

Six possible losers: two spades, one heart, one diamond and two clubs.

Line of play: play the spade suit for one loser or establish the club suit to discard a diamond loser.

PLAY

Trick 1 W: A, 2, 3, 4

Trick 2 W: 4, A, 7, 3

Trick 3 N: 2, 7, Q, 5

Trick 4 S: 4, 5, Q, 7

Trick 5 N: 4, A, 3, 6

Trick 6 E: Q, K, 8, 6

Declarer pulls West's last trump and concedes a fifth loser in diamonds.

RESULT

Declarer makes his contract.

The defense takes five tricks: the trump ace, one heart, one diamond and two clubs.

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