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had been gifted a trick - e.g. on a heart lead - +90

in 1NT is not as good as +110 in 2´.

West led a second-top-of-rubbish seven of

diamonds against 2´, trick one going t7, t6, t10,

t2. At trick two East switched to the ten of clubs,

the technically correct card to squash dummy's nine

(necessary to hold declarer to one trick if his clubs

are ®A-J-x), which won the trick. East then cashed

the king of clubs and led the eight of clubs to the

club queen. At trick five West switched to the ten of

hearts.

Declarer tried dummy's queen of hearts, but East

won with the king of hearts and led the king of

diamonds. Declarer won with the ace of diamonds,

ruffed the four of diamonds and cashed the ace of

spades. Playing no more trumps, he cashed the ace

of hearts and ruffed the two of hearts. In the threecard

ending he held ´K-6 and the t9 in hand; and

the ´Q-8 and the ™6 in dummy. He led the t9. If

West, holding ´10-7 and the ace of clubs, threw

the ace of clubs, declarer could ruff with dummy's

eight of spades and score the last two tricks with

queen and king of spades. But when West ruffed

with the ten of spades, declarer overruffed with the

spade queen and crossed to the spade king,

drawing the two outstanding trumps, scoring the

last trick with the six of spades. Eight tricks and

contract made. r

7

February 2015 English Bridge

www.ebu.co.uk

YOUNG BRIDGE

CHALLENGE

Saturday 28th February 2015

A FREE-ENTRY, one-day bridge event for

school-age players of all experience levels

played at Loughborough Grammar School

t Schools Cup for teams of four players all from

the same school. t Swiss Teams for teams of

four players from bridge clubs, schools or mixed

teams from more than one school. t Minibridge

Pairs for players of school age who are just

learning the game. t Short pairs duplicate for

accompanying adults.

For further information call Simon

or Lisa at EBED ( 01296 317217

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