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115. Friday - December 3, 1999 : VANDERBILT FINAL 1

Dealer: West
Vul: All

North





 

West

East

 





A K 8 7 6 3 2
10 9 6 4
K 4
-

 

South

 





 

Arnold
South

Berkowitz
West

Sanders
North

Cohen
East

 
 

 
5

Pass
Pass

1
Pass

4
?

Sitting East, you choose an aggressive jump to four spades over North's 1 opening. South, bids five clubs which is passed around to you. Do you take action.

SOLUTION

Dealer: West
Vul: All

North

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

 

West

East

 

5 4
K 8 7 3
J 10 7
8 7 6 5

A K 8 7 6 3 2
10 9 6 4
K 4
-

 

South

 

J 10
A 5 2
Q 8
A J 10 9 4 2

LARRY COHEN

I chose to go quietly with a pass, but in retrospect might have doubled. As you can see, five clubs was defeated two tricks.

Would East-West have made four spades? Probably not, because declarer's normal play in hearts is to finesse for the queen, and then for the jack, which would result in three heart losers, along with at least one diamond trick.



Bridge Today, Jul-Aug 1993, Larry Cohen, p. 14

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