HAND NO 62: OVERCALL

Dealer: West
Vul: None

North

10 6 5 4 3 2
9 7 5

J 10 4 2

 

West

East

 

J 7
J 3
A K 9 7 2
Q 9 7 6

K 9 8
K 4
Q J 4 3
A K 8 3

 

South

 

A Q
A Q 10 8 6 2
10 8 6 5
5

 

South

West

North

East

 
 

 
2(2)
Pass
Pass

Pass
3NT(3)
Double
Pass

Pass
4(3)
Pass
 

1NT(1)
Pass
Pass
 

(1) Balanced hand, 15-17 HCP

(2) 6+ , 12+ HCP

(3) Balanced hand, 10-14 HCP

(4) 2+ , preemptive

(5) Penalty double

CONTRACT: 4 South

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

PLAN

Four or more possible losers: one spade, two hearts, one club and some diamonds.

Line of play: ruff diamond losers in dummy and take finesses in spades and hearts.

PLAY

Trick 1 W: K, 5, 3, 5

Trick 2 N: 2, 8, Q, 7

Trick 3 S: 6, 2, 7, 4

Trick 4 N: 3, 9, A, J

Trick 5 S: 8, 7, 9, J

Trick 6 N: 2, K, 5, 6

Trick 7 E: Q, 10, 9, 4

Trick 8 E: A, 2, 7, 4

Trick 9 S: A, 3, 5, 4

Trick 10 S: Q, J, 6, K

Declarer can ruff any return by East and claim the rest of the tricks.

RESULT

Declarer makes his contract.

The defense takes three tricks: the trump king, one diamond and one club.

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