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February 2020 English Bridge

Paul's Suit Combination Challenge from p8

ANSWER ANSWER

´ 8 3

™ J 6 4 2

t A K 8 3

® J 9 2

´ A J 4

™ A Q

t J 5 2

® K Q 10 8 3

N

W E

S

Hand 1: South

plays in 3NT.

West leads the ´5

W N E S

1NT Dble

2´ Dble Pass 2NT

Pass 3NT All Pass

W N E S

1NT Pass 2t Dble

2™ 3® Pass 3NT

All Pass

´ A 5 2

™ 6 4

t 6 5

® K J 10 9 4 2

´ J 9 6 4

™ A K Q

t A J 9

® Q 8 6

N

W E

S

Preliminary Analysis:

East's 1NT showed 12-14 points. South's double was

for penalties, and North's double of 2´ was for takeout.

East plays the ´K at trick one. Should you win

or duck? Why?

Preliminary Analysis:

South's double of East's 2t transfer bid showed a

hand that would have doubled 1NT (ie 15 or more

points). Somewhat unexpectedly, West leads the t3

against 3NT on which East plays the tQ. Should

you win or duck? Why?

´ 8 3

™ J 6 4 2

t A K 8 3

® J 9 2

´ Q 10 7 5 2 ´ K 9 6

™ 8 5 3 ™ K 10 9 7

t 10 6 t Q 9 7 4

® 7 6 4 ® A 5

´ A J 4

™ A Q

t J 5 2

® K Q 10 8 3

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W E

S

´ A 5 2

™ 6 4

t 6 5

® K J 10 9 4 2

´ K Q 8 ´ 10 7 3

™ J 8 2 ™ 10 9 7 5 3

t K 10 7 3 2 t Q 8 4

® A 7 ® 5 3

´ J 9 6 4

™ A K Q

t A J 9

® Q 8 6

N

W E

S

Hand 1: You should duck the ´K. East is marked

with the ®A by virtue of the opening bid and is the

danger hand - winning the first trick renders you

vulnerable to a spade lead through the exposed ´Jx

later.

By ducking the first spade you can cut

communications between East and West, knowing

that East will be unable to return a spade when in

with the ®A.

You aim to make one spade two hearts (the finesse

is marked), two diamonds and four clubs. Here's the

full deal:

Hand 2: You should take the tA immediately and

play on clubs. West is marked with the ®A and

cannot play diamonds again from his side of the

table. This way you must make at least one spade,

three hearts, one diamond and five clubs for your

contract with extras.

Ducking trick one would lead to defeat on a

diamond return.

Here's the full deal:

Hand 2: South

plays in 3NT.

West leads the t3

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