HAND NO 70: JACOBY TRANSFERS

Dealer: South
Vul: None

North

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

 

West

East

 

9 4 3
J 8 3 2
A 8 4
J 5 3

8 7
9 4
Q J 10 6
A 10 9 8 7

 

South

 

A K J
A Q 7 6
K 7 5
6 4 2

 

South

West

North

East

 
 

1NT(1)
2(3)
4(5)

Pass
Pass
Pass

2(2)
3NT(4)
Pass

Pass
Pass
Pass

(1) Balanced hand, 15-17 HCP

(2) Conventional bid, 5+ , unspecified hand, forcing for one round

(3) Conventional response

(1) Balanced hand, 10-14 HCP, exactly five cards in spades

(1) 3+ , preference for game in a major

CONTRACT: 4 South

OPENING LEAD: 2 (4th best under an honor)

PLAN

Four possible losers: three diamonds and one club.

Line of play: discard a diamond loser on a good heart.

PLAY

Trick 1 W: 2, 5, 9, Q

Trick 2 S: A, 3, 2, 7

Trick 3 S: K, 4, 5, 8

Trick 4 S: 6, 3, 10, 9

Trick 5 N: K, 9, 7, 8

Trick 6 N: 6, 7, J, 9

Trick 7 S: A, J, 2, 6

Trick 8 S: 2, 3, Q, A

Trick 9 E: Q, 5, 8, 3

Trick 10 E: J, 7, 4, 9

Trick 11 E: 10, K, A, 10

Declarer wins the rest of the tricks.

Remark: without a a transfer to spades, North would have been declarer. A natural diamond lead from West would have set the contract one trick, the defense cashing the first three diamonds and a the club ace.

RESULT

Declarer makes his contract.

The defense takes three tricks: two diamonds and a club.

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