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'Ah, the last round of the school year!' exclaimed

the Headmaster, taking his seat. 'Charlie and I have

had one of our better sessions, actually. It would be

good to end the year with a win. Even second place

behind Bertie Bellis would be quite enjoyable.'

The Headmaster scored well on the first board,

making an overtrick in 4™. This was the final deal:

The Headmaster called for dummy's ®4 and the

Matron had to ruff in the East seat. Her return of

the ´10 ran to dummy's ´J and the doubled slam

was made.

'Ganz wunderbar!' exclaimed Stefan Götel. 'Such

a beautiful play you make there, Headmaster.'

The Reverend Benson nodded his agreement. 'I

thought my 3´ bid would work well,' he added.

The Headmaster rose to his feet, patting his

pocket to check that his favourite briar pipe was

there. There was only one way to celebrate a wellplayed

slam like that. A pipeful of Dunhill Nightcap

ready-rubbed! r

N/S Game. Dealer North.

´ J 8 5 3

™ 10 9 6

t A 6 4

® A K 4

´ - ´ Q 10 9 7

™ 8 4 ™ K 7 3 2

t J 10 9 7 5 3 t K Q 8

® J 9 8 5 2 ® Q 10

´ A K 6 4 2

™ A Q J 5

t 2

® 7 6 3

N

W E

S

West North East South

Stefan Reverend The The

Götel Benson Matron Headmaster

1®1 Dble 1´

3t 3´ Pass 4NT

Pass 5™ Pass 6´

Pass Pass Dble All Pass

1 Playing a Strong NT and 5-card majors

Stefan Götel led the jack of diamonds and the

Reverend Benson laid out his dummy somewhat

apologetically. 'You raised to 3´ on that?' exclaimed

the Headmaster.

'Stefan bid 3t,' the elderly cleric replied.

'Did you count your losers?' persisted the

Headmaster. 'It's a 9-loser hand - barely worth an

opening bid in my opinion. As for making a free

three-level raise over Stefan's 3t, well, I've never

seen a more obvious pass!'

The Headmaster won with dummy's tA and

ruffed a diamond in his hand. When he played the

ace of trumps, West discarded a diamond. He

crossed to the ®A and ran the ™10 successfully.

After a heart to the jack and the ™A, West showing

out, he ruffed the ™Q. A second diamond ruff was

followed by a club to the king, leaving these cards

still to be played:

´ J 8

™ -

t -

® 4

´ - ´ Q 10 9

™ - ™ -

t 10 t -

® J 9 ® -

´ K 6

™ -

t -

® 7 N

W E

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