HAND NO 64: TAKEOUT DOUBLE

Dealer: West
Vul: None

North

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

 

West

East

 

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

9 2
J 7 5
K 6 5 3
Q 8 6 4

 

South

 

J 8
K 10 8 3
Q J 7 4
A J 2

 

South

West

North

East

 
 

 
4(3)

3(1)
Pass

Double(2)
Pass

Pass
Pass

(1) Seven cards or more in spades, 0-9 HCP, five to seven offensive tricks

(2) Three cards or more support for the unbid suits with at least four cards in hearts, 16+ HCP

(3) 4+ , 0-16 HCP

CONTRACT: 4 South

OPENING LEAD: 10 (singleton)

PLAN

Five possible losers: two spades, one heart, one diamond and one club.

Line of play: establish trumps As soon As possible and find the club queen.

PLAY

Trick 1 W: 10, A, 6, 4

Trick 2 N: A, 5, 3, 2

Trick 3 N: 4, 7, K, 9

Trick 4 S: 8, 7, Q, J

Trick 5 N: 2, K, 4, 3

Trick 6 E: 9, 8, A, 4

Trick 7 W: 5, K, 2, J

Trick 8 N: K, 4, 2, 3

Trick 9 N: 5, 6, J, 7

Declarer can now claim the rest of the tricks.

RESULT

Declarer makes his contract plus one overtrick.

The defense takes the spade ace and the diamond king.

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