HAND NO 82: MICHAELS CUEBIDS

Dealer: West
Vul: None

North

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

 

West

East

 

A 9
A K J 9 2
J 9 6 4
10 3

4 3
8 7 6 5 4
A 8
K 7 6 4

 

South

 

Q 10 5 2
3
K Q 10 7 5 3
J 8

 

South

West

North

East

 
 

 
4(4)

1(1)
Pass

2(2)
Pass

3(3)
Pass

(1) 5+ , 13-21 HCP

(2) Conventional bid, five cards in spades and five cards in clubs or in diamonds, 12+ HCP, forcing for one round

(3) 4+ , preemptive

(4) 4+ , preemptive

CONTRACT: 4 South

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

PLAN

Four possible losers: one spade, one heart, one diamond and one club.

Line of play: take the finesse in clubs.

PLAY

Trick 1 W: K, 10, 4, 3

Trick 2 W: A, Q, 5, 2

Trick 3 S: 5, A, 6, 3

Trick 4 W: 9, K, 4, 10

Trick 5 N: 2, 8, Q, 4

Trick 6 S: J, 3, 2, K

Trick 7 E: 6, 3, 9, 7

Trick 8 N: A, 4, 8, 10

The fall of the club ten establishes the suit and declarer can claim the rest of the tricks.

Remark: if East wins his diamond ace at trick five, declarer can establish the diamond suit to discard his club losers and still make his contract

RESULT

Declarer makes his contract.

The defense takes four tricks: one spade, one heart and one club.

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