HAND NO 74: JACOBY TWO NOTRUMP

Dealer: South
Vul: None

North

A J 4
Q J 8 2
K J 9 2
K 8

 

West

East

 

Q 9 5 2
5
10 8 7 6
Q J 10 7

10 8 6
10 6 4
A Q 4 3
4 3 2

 

South

 

K 6 3
A K 9 7 3
5
A 9 6 5

 

South

West

North

East

 
 

1(1)
3(3)
4(5)
6(7)

 
Pass
Pass
Pass

2NT(2)
3(4)
5(6)
Pass

Pass
Pass
Pass
Pass

(1) 5+ , 13-21 HCP

(2) Conventional bid, four-card or more support for hearts, 13+ HCP, forcing to game

(3) Conventional response, singleton in diamonds

(4) cuebid, first-round control for spades

(5) cuebid, first-round control for clubs

(6) cuebid, second-round control for clubs

(7) Closing

CONTRACT: 6 South

OPENING LEAD: Q (top of a sequence)

PLAN

Four possible losers: one diamond, one spade and two clubs.

Line of play: ruff the club losers in dummy and finesse for the spade queen.

PLAY

Trick 1 W: Q, K, 2, 5

Trick 2 N: Q, 4, 3, 5

Trick 3 N: K, 2, 5, 7

Trick 4 N: 8, 3, A, 10

Trick 5 S: 6, J, 2, 4

Trick 6 N: 8, 6, K, 6

Trick 7 S: 9, Q, J, 4

Trick 8 N: 4, 6, K, 2

Trick 9 S: A, 5, 2, 10

Trick 10 S: 3, 9, J, 8

Declarer can now count twelve winners and will concede a diamond at the end.

RESULT

Declarer makes his contract.

The defense takes his diamond ace.

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