HAND NO 58: OVERCALL

Dealer: East
Vul: None

North

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

 

West

East

 

A K Q 10 5
3 2
Q 9 6 2
10 7

8 7 3
7 4
A 7 4 3
6 5 3 2

 

South

 

J 9
A Q 10 8 6
K J 10
K J 9

 

South

West

North

East

 
 

1(1)
4(4)

1(2)
Pass

3(3)
Pass

Pass
Pass

(1) 5+ , 13-21 HCP

(2) 5+ , 8-15 HCP

(3) 4+ , 10-12 TP

(4) 5+ , 16-18 TP

CONTRACT: 4 South

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

PLAN

Four possible losers: two spades and two diamonds.

Line of play: locate the diamond queen or the diamond ace.

PLAY

Trick 1 W: K, 2, 3, 9

Trick 2 W: A, 4, 7, J

Trick 3 W: Q, 6, 8, 6

Trick 4 S: 8, 2, K, 4

Trick 5 N: 5, 7, A, 3

Trick 6 S: K, 7, 4, 2

Trick 7 S: J, 10, 8, 3

Trick 8 S: 9, 5, Q, 5

Trick 9 N: A, 6, 10, 2

Trick 10 N: 8, 3, J, Q

The defense will take one more diamond trick.

Remark: declarer will make his contract either if West wins his diamond ace at trick ten or if he raises with his diamond king when East follows low.

RESULT

The contract is set one trick.

The defense takes four tricks: two spades and two diamonds.

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