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139. Tuesday - January 11, 2000 : OBVIOUS MOVE - 4

Dealer: South
Vul: N-S

North





 

West

East

 

10
K 4
10 6 2
K J 10 9 5 4 3





 

South

 





 

South

West

North

East

 
 

4

Pass

6

End

A heart seems the most likely source of two tricks, but, it is necessary to take care which you lead. What do you lead?

SOLUTION

Dealer: South
Vul: N-S

North

K 8 6 5
5 3 2
A Q J 9 8 5
-

 

West

East

 

10
K 4
10 6 2
K J 10 9 5 4 3

2
A J 9 8 7 6
3
A Q 8 7 2

 

South

 

A Q J 9 7 4 3
Q 10
K 7 4
6

It is imperative to lead the 4. if you lead the king, partner is obliged to overtake and attempt to give you a ruff, which is not a success on the layout.

Bridge Today, Sep-Oct 1994, Cathy Chua, p. 14

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