HAND NO 78: REVERSE DRURY

Dealer: South
Vul: None

North

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

 

West

East

 

9 6 3
9 6 2
A K 6 3
K 5 3

K 4
8 7 4 3
9 4
A J 8 7 2

 

South

 

Q J 10 5 2
A Q
Q 8 5
10 6 4

 

South

West

North

East

 
 

Pass
2(2)
Pass

Pass
Pass
Pass

1(1)
2(3)
 

Pass
Pass
 

(1) 5+ , 10-21 HCP (third-seat opening)

(2) Conventional bid, Reverse Drury convention, 10-12 HCP, with a support of 3+ spades, forcing for one round, requests information

(3) Denies an opening hand, 9-12 HCP, closing

CONTRACT: 2 South

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

PLAN

Five possible losers: two clubs and three diamonds.

Line of play: cash nine winners in spades and heartsas soon As gaining the lead.

PLAY

Trick 1 W: K, 2, 9, 5

Trick 2 W: A, 7, 4, 8

Trick 3 W: 3, 10, 4, Q

Trick 4 E: A, 4, 5, 9

Trick 5 E: 7, 6, K, Q

Trick 6 W: 6, J, K, 4

Declarer wins the rest of the tricks.

RESULT

The contract is set one trick.

The defense takes six tricks: two diamonds, two diamond ruffs and two top clubs.

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