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A memorable hand

West had to reduce to a doubleton spade

to retain his club guard, so Sandqvist

crossed to the spade ace and played the

queen, pinning the jack and promoting

the ten – a classic double trump squeeze.

THE following deal was played by Nick trumps to reach this five-card ending: In many ways it was unfortunate that

Sandqvist of London in the quarter-finals both club honours were with West,

of the Mixed Teams at the 2007 European because as long as declarer could divine

Open Championships. When it was first ♠ A Q 10 which opponent was retaining the club

reported in the Bulletin, many thought that ♥ — guard, he could always come to two

it was the hand of the Championships: ♦ — spade tricks.

♣ A8 Beautifully played!

♠ J7 ♠ K86

♥ — N

♥ —

Love All. Dealer East. W E

Send us a good deal from actual play and

♦ — S

♦ —

♠ A Q 10 9 2 ♣ QJ2 ♣ 64 if our judge, Colin Simpson (who has

♥72 ♠ 5 provided this month’s deal) likes it, we

♦ 10 5 ♥ 6 will publish it in this column. Entries by

♣ A 10 8 5 ♦ — e-mail to amemorablehand@ebu.co.uk

♠ J74 ♠K863 ♣ K97 or by post to the Editor, 23 Erleigh Road,

♥ Q N ♥9853 Reading RG1 5LR.

W E

♦ KQJ932 S ♦A8

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TAKE A look at the play situation below

Pass 1♥

and give your answer. Please include a

2♦ 2♠ 3♦ 3♥

brief explanation of your reasoning.

Pass 4♥ All Pass

There are three categories in our

competition: for players up to and

The defence started with the diamond king, including County Master; for those

overtaken by the ace. A diamond was re- up to and including Regional Master;

turned; West won the jack and continued and for those with higher ranking.

with the queen, ruffed in dummy and over-

ruffed. East exited with a low heart. Nick

Sandqvist gave this some thought but This twin-pack of dashing playing ♠ AK43

cleared the first obstacle when he rose with cards (‘Degas – Before the Race’) is ♥ 4

the ace and dropped the queen. the prize on offer in our series of play ♦ A

posers set by Julian Pottage. PIATNIK is ♣ AQ97642

giving a prize for each of the three

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Entries to Julian Pottage, 17 Beach West North East South

Road, Porthcawl CF36 5NH, or e-mail 1♣ Pass 2♥

ebuquizmaster@tiscali.co.uk. Entries Pass 3♣ Pass 4♥

must arrive by October 20. Pass 4NT1 Pass 5♠

Nick Sandqvist Please indicate on the top left-hand Pass 5NT1 Pass 7♥

corner of the envelope, or in the e- All Pass

mail subject line, the category for 1

Roman Key-Card Blackwood

His analysis of the deal was influenced by which you are entering. Julian Pottage

East’s raise to 3♦ with only two trumps, will judge the entries and the first West leads the ♠Q, you play the ace

surely indicative of holding another high correct answer drawn in each category from dummy and East follows. What is

card which could only be the spade king. will win a prize. the best line for the contract?

Declarer played off all but one of his

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