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48. Monday - Sept 27, 1999 : Your lead again

Dealer: South
Vul: E-W

North





 

West

East

 

J 8
10 9 7 2
Q 6
K 10 8 4 3





 

South

 





 

South

West

North

East

 
 

 
1NT
2(1)
End

 
Pass
Pass
 

 
2
3NT
 

Pass
Pass
Double
 

(1) 2 = some maximum

What do you lead and why?

SOLUTION

Dealer: South
Vul: E-W

North

7 6 3
J
A J 10 9 8
Q J 7 2

 

West

East

 

J 8
10 9 7 2
Q 6
K 10 8 4 3

A K Q 4 2
8 5 4
7 5 4 3
6

 

South

 

10 9 5
A K Q 6 3
K 2
A 9 5

What do you lead and why?

What is East doing? He didn't open with a one-bid or a preempt, and yet he seems to be asking you to find his source of tricks? That seems to suggest that he holds a minor rather than a major (no weak two-bid), but your holdings in the minors seem to suggest that this is not so. How complex.

If you led your D instead of a spade, your'e minus 1150.

Bridge Today, Sep-Oct 1992, p. 32 Eric Kokish

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