HAND NO 60: OVERCALL

Dealer: South
Vul: None

North

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

 

West

East

 

A K 9
K 8
K Q 10 7 5
J 4 2

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

 

South

 

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

 

South

West

North

East

 
 

Pass
2(2)

1NT(1)
Pass

Pass
Pass;

Pass
Pass

(1) Balanced hand, 15-17 HCP

(2) 6+ , 10-12 HCP

CONTRACT: 2 South

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

PLAN

Six possible losers: two hearts, one spade, two diamonds and one club.

Line of play: establish the spade suit to discard the club loser and find the heart king with West.

PLAY

Trick 1 W: K, 8, 2, 5

Trick 2 W: K, 3, 8, A

Trick 3 S: Q, 8, 4, 6

Trick 4 S: J, K, A, 9

Trick 5 N: 5, 3, K, 2

Trick 6 S: 7, A, 10, 3

Dummy's spades being established for two discards, West must cash his diamond winner or lose it.

RESULT

Declarer makes his contract plus two overtricks.

The defense takes three tricks: ace-king of spades and the diamond king.

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