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Coast Bridge with C. P. Shah

 

TEN TRICKS AND GAME MADE

 

Coastweek -- Following is an interesting hand played in a recent tournament.





     
DEALER:        SOUTH               BOTH VULNERABLE            BIDDING:

S O U T H W E S T N O R T H E A S T
ONE SPADE TWO CLUBS TWO SPADES P A S S
THREE DIAMONDS P A S S FOUR SPADES P A S S
P A S S P A S S    
                                                   
                  N O R T H                  
                  5 3 2                          
                  A Q 9 3                        
                  7 5                            
                  K 8 7 5                          
                                                     
          W  E S T   E A S T            
          K             J 7 6 4                  
          10 8 6         J 7 5                    
          K 9 4         J 6 3 2                  
          A J 10 6 4 3   9 2                      
                                                     
                  S O U T H                
                  A Q 10 9 8                        
                  K 4 2                            
                  A Q 10 8                          
                  Q                                
                                                   
                                                   

West led a Heart and Declarer won with the Ace and led a Trump to his Ten.

West won his singleton King.

West played another Heart and Declarer won in hand and led the Ace of Trumps.

West discarded a Club.

Declarer then played his Queen of Clubs to promote Dummy's King.

West won his Ace and played the Heart.

Dummy's Queen won.

Dummy was now severed.

Declarer then led Dummy's 13th Heart, ruffed by East and overfuffed by Declarer.

Strongly suspecting that West, the bidder, held the King of Diamonds.

Declarer than led the Queen of Diamonds.

West won the King and exited with a Club.

Declarer won Dummy's King and discarded a Diamond.

He crossed to the Ace of Diamond and ruffed a Diamond and scored the last two tricks with the Queen - Nine of Trumps.

Ten tricks and game made.

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