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Coast Bridge with C. P. Shah

 

A 'Tooth-and-Nail' struggle.

 

Coastweek -- Following hand is a real 'Tooth-and-Nail' struggle.





     
DEALER:             SOUTH                NORTH-SOUTH       VULNERABLE                BIDDING:

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

West led the Seven of Clubs and Declarer won Dummy's King.

He crossed to the Knave of Trumps and played Diamond to the Knave.

When the finesse succeeded, he cashed the Ace of Diamond, discarding a Spade and ruffed a low Diamond.

No King appeared so he drew the remaining Trumps in two rounds, discarding a Spade and Queen of Diamonds from Dummy.

He then led a low Spade.

If West had played low, then Declarer would have ducked the trick to East.

With East unable to attack Clubs in order to remove Dummy's entry.

Declarer could have won West's Spade return in Dummy and ruffed a Spade to establish a length winner.

But West inserted the Queen.

He won Dummy's Ace and led a second Spade.

East won but his choice of leading a Club into Dummy or leading a Spade to set up Dummy's last Spade were both fatal.

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