HAND NO 59: OVERCALL

Dealer: South
Vul: None

North

7 4
Q 9
Q 8 6 2
K Q 10 7 3

 

West

East

 

A Q J 8 3
7 6 2
10 9 4
A 5

K 9 6
8 5 4 3
K J 7 3
8 6

 

South

 

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

 

South

West

North

East

 
 

1(1)
Pass
Pass

1(2)
Pass
Pass

2(3)
3(5)
 

2(4)
Pass
 

(1) 3+ , 13-21 HCP

(2) 5+ , 8-15 HCP

(3) 5+ , 6-9 TP

(4) 3+ , 7-10 TP

(5) 5+ , 8-9 TP

CONTRACT: 3 South

OPENING LEAD: A (denying the king)

PLAN

Four possible losers: two spades, one diamond and one club.

Line of play: routine play; pull trumps As soon As possible.

PLAY

Trick 1 W: A, 4, 9, 2

Trick 2 W: 8, 7, K, 5

Trick 3 E: 6, 10, J, 3

Trick 4 N: K, 6, 2, 5

Trick 5 N: Q, 8, 4, A

Trick 6 W: 10, Q, K, A

Trick 7 S:

Declarer cashes four rounds of hearts to pitch two diamonds from dummy. He concedes a last diamond loser at the end.

RESULT

Declarer makes his contract.

The defense takes four tricks: two spades, the trump ace and one diamond.

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