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Coast Bridge with C. P. Shah

 

AN ELEGANT ENDPLAY

 

Coastweek -- In the following hand Declarer found an elegant endplay to land his Four Spades game.




     
DEALER:         SOUTH       EAST-WEST VULNERABLE         BIDDING:

S O U T H W E S T N O R T H E A S T
'NO' TRUMP (1) P A S S TWO HEARTS (2) P A S S
TWO SPADES P A S S FOUR SPADES ALL P A S S
                                                   
                  N O R T H      
                  A J 10 9 5 4 2                  
                  6 4                            
                  10                              
                  10 9 8                            
                                                     
            W  E S T   E A S T                  
            K 7 3     6                          
            A Q 10 9   J 8 7 5 3                  
            K 5 2     Q 9 8 7 3                  
            K J 5     Q 4                        
                                                     
                  S O U T H                  
                  Q 8                              
                  K 2                              
                  A J 6 4                          
                  A 7 6 3 2                        
                                                   
                                                   

1. 15-17 Points Balanced Hand.
2. Transfer to Spades.

Sensibly unable to lead away from his side-suit honours around to a strong 'No' Trump, West selected a Trump.

Declarer ran the lead round to his Queen, finessed Dummy's Knave, cashed the Ace (felling West's King) and still searching for his Tenth trick, passed the Ten of Clubs to West's Knave.

West in some difficulty, found the best exit of the King of Diamonds (removing Declarers entry to his long Club).

But this was not good enough.

Declarer won his Ace, ruffed a Diamond crossed to his Ace of Clubs.

Ruffed a Diamond (removing West's card in the suit) and then exited with a Third Club.

West won but was down to just his Four Hearts.

His forced lead of the Suit promoted Declarers King and the game was made.

Brilliant play.
 

Coast Bridge Association Open pairs bridge tournament

Coastweek -- Coast Bridge Association Eve Session Monday, January 16th, 2017.


Leaders after 9 rounds Average: 36.0


Place   Pct   Score  Pair  
  1   65.97   47.50   A-10  Pulin Gandhi - Dr. J. D. Shah
  2   52.78   38.00   A-1   A D Shah - Rohit Chandaria
  3   52.08   37.50   A-3   Dipti Shah - Kirti Shah
  4   52.08   37.50   A-7   Panu Savla - Jyotshna Savla
  5   51.39   37.00   A-6   Meeta Gudka - Atul Gudka
  6   46.53   33.50   A-4   Pravina Shah - Bina Sheth
  7   44.44   32.00   A-5   Kanchanben Shah - Vibha Shah
  8   43.75   31.50   A-8   Janakbhai Babla - Nimaben Babla
  9   40.97   29.50   A-2   Kaushika Dodhia - Ashok Dodhia

Coastweek -- Coast Bridge Association Eve Session Monday, January 10th, 2017.

Leaders after 7 rounds Average: 31.5

Place Pct Score Pair
1 65.08 41.00 A-8 A D Shah - Dr. J. D. Shah
2 57.94 36.50 A-1 Dipti Shah - Kirti Shah
3 53.17 33.50 A-7 Rohit Chandaria - Ramnik Shah
4 51.59 32.50 A-6 Taru Shah - Narendra Shah
5 50.79 32.00 A-2 Panu Savla - Jyotshna Savla
6 49.21 31.00 A-5 Atul Gudka - Bina Sheth
7 36.51 23.00 A-3 Kanchanben Shah - Vibha Shah
8 35.71 22.50 A-4 Kaushika Dodhia - Ashok Dodhia

 

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