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four hearts and he would have bid them. So West is

marked with a doubleton club and heart, and either

three or four diamonds.

7. Lay out the likely hands for West and South,

using x for the spot cards.

This leaves the hands as follows:

OR

8. What should East do now?

East can see that South can always come to either

a spade or a diamond whatever spade holding he

has just by playing on the diamonds . . . unless . . .

South thinks East has the diamond queen. Unaware

of the audacity of the 2´ raise, declarer could

reasonably place East with the tQ and West with

the tA. East must lead another heart to put declarer

on the table, and leave the decision to him. Declarer

takes his eight tricks and has to decide whether to

play a heart or a diamond. A heart exit puts East on

lead where a diamond from an expected Q-x-x-x, or

a switch back to spades would give declarer the

contract. A diamond exit would fail with the

anticipated split honours. In this instance it is the

heart exit which the declarer reasonably chooses one

down!

This was the full deal:

After South takes his eight tricks the cards are as

follows:

On this layout a heart exit from North fails, but if

East holds the tQ a diamond exit fails.

The deal comes from an Australian National

Open Teams. Australia's Tim Seres described it as

'Give declarer enough rope'. r

West South

´ A x x x x ´ K Q J x

™ K x ™ 10 x x

t A Q x x t K x x

® x x ® x x x

West South

´ K x x x x x ´ A Q J

™ K x ™ 10 x x

t A K/Q x x t K/Q x x

® x x ® x x x

N/S Game. Dealer West.

´ 5

™ A Q J 3

t J 7 4

® A K J 6 3

´ A 10 9 8 7 ´ 6 4 2

™ K 5 ™ 9 8 7 6

t A Q 3 2 t 10 9 5

® 4 2 ® Q 10 8

´ K Q J 3

™ 10 4 2

t K 8 6

® 9 7 5

N

W E

S

´ -

™ 3

t J 7 4

® -

´ A ´ -

™ - ™ 8

t A Q 3 t 10 9 5

® - ® -

´ K Q

™ -

t K 8

® -N

W E

S

Answers to crossword on page 32

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20 21

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15 16

12 13

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ASPIRINGEG

REEDYSBEAU

D C DESTE PPE

TOASTS L I EN

A R IASLI TRE

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LOUDREVOKE

EDSLAVERER

REGENERATE

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