April 2016 English Bridge
period of speculation as to whether 2´ would make
- if it did, Poland were in the Bermuda Bowl final
while if it didn't England would survive.
East cashed a club and switched to a diamond to
the king and ace. North led ´9 and ducked when
East played ´Q. East played another diamond.
North played another spade. East played the eight.
North started to think.
When this particular North starts to think,
knowledgeable spectators go and put the kettle on.
Often there is also time to cut the crusts off the
cucumber sandwiches, spread the jam on the scones
and scoff the lot before he plays a card. But no one
was moving from their seats or their screens this
time - the commentators had just about caught up
with the fact that if North ducked this trick he
would lose two spades, two aces and two red-suit
ruffs for down one, while if he didn't he wouldn't.
With spades 3-3 he could in fact afford to play ace
and another trump for an overtrick, but he was
never going to do that - if in the fullness of time he
called for ´A he would revert to diamonds and
settle for eight tricks. Nothing happened for a very
long time. Then North stirred. 'Ace,' he said.
Your opponents make two spades. How much of
a disaster can that be? r
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