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10. QUIZ - August 20, 1999 : ALL-STAR PROBLEMS (3)

Dealer: East
Vul: N-S

North

A 8 7 3
K 5 3
K 10 9 2
A 4

 

West

East

 









 

South

 

9 6 5
Q 10 8 7 6 4
A Q
10 3

 

South

West

North

East

 
 

 
2
Pass

 
Pass
Pass

 
4
 

Pass
Pass
 

You are declarer. How do you play this hand against a black suit opening lead?

SOLUTION

Dealer: East
Vul: N-S

North

A 8 7 3
K 5 3
K 10 9 2
A 4

 

West

East

 

K J 4 2
A
J 8 4 3
8 7 6 2

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

 

South

 

9 6 5
Q 10 8 7 6 4
A Q
10 3

You are declarer. How do you play this hand against a black suit opening lead?

Would you believe only one declarer made four hearts? Three North-South pairs reached the game after a weak two-bid. After a black-suit lead, declarer wins, cashes A-Q, returns to dummy with the other black ace and discard on the K. Now it's probably a good idea to lead the 10 and discard another black loser. Eventually you ruff a club in hand and lead a trump toward the king.

Two declarers led a trump from dummy toward the queen.

Bridge Today, Sept-Oct 1992, p. 18, by Matthew Granovetter

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