HAND NO 8: MAJOR OPENING

Dealer: South
Vul: None

North

K 10 8 3
Q 5 4
K 10 3
A 10 8

 

West

East

 

J 9
A 10 9
9 8 7 6
9 7 5 4

5 4
7 6 3 2
A J 5 4
K Q 2

 

South

 

A Q 7 6 2
K J 8
Q 2
J 6 3

 

South

West

North

East

 
 

1(1)
Pass(3)

Pass
Pass

3(2)
Pass

Pass
 

(1) 5+ , 13-21 HCP

(2) Jump raise with 4+ , 10-12 TP, invitational

(3) Minimum opening hand

CONTRACT: 3 South

OPENING LEAD: 9 (top of a sequence)

PLAN

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

Line of play: draw the opponent's trumps and cash winners.

PLAY

Trick 1 W: 9, 10, J, Q

Trick 2 S: A, 9, 3, 4

Trick 3 S: Q, J, 8, 5

Trick 4 S: K, A, 4, 2

Trick 5 W: 6, K, A, 2

Trick 6 E: J, 2, 7, 3

Declarer now has his nine tricks: five trumps, two hearts, one diamond and one club.

RESULT

Declarer makes his contract.

The defense takes four tricks: one heart, one diamond and two clubs.

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