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August 2017 English Bridge

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round 70 members of Bridge Club Live met

up at our annual long weekend reunion

which was held at Wokefield Park, an

excellent venue near Reading. Like the EBU itself,

we use Bridge Overseas to arrange our reunions.

Our main pairs events were won by Gill Peppercorn

(Sussex) and Garry Wallace (Beds), and by June

Forte and Paul Bennett (Bristol). Our teams event

saw Tony Philpott (Surrey), Mady Peters (Belgium)

and Linda MacFarlane (Scotland) carry me to win.

The weekend included an excellent Discuss it with

an Expert seminar by Bristol's Mike Elliott.

Back home again, on this deal from a daily IMP

Pairs Tournament, my partner, Hertfordshire's Nick

Hodsdon, justified a slightly aggressive game try

with a neat play.

this trick with tK and played off two top trumps,

followed by tA and a diamond ruff and ™A and a

heart ruff. This left:

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Game All. Dealer East.

´ J 8 7 4

™ A 9 3 2

t 8 5

® K 8 6

´ Q 10 3 ´ 9 2

™ K Q 4 ™ J 8 7 6

t 10 7 3 t Q J 4 2

® A 7 3 2 ® J 10 5

´ A K 6 5

™ 10 5

t A K 9 6

® Q 9 4

N

W E

S

´ J

™ 9

t -

® K 8 6

´ Q ´ -

™ - ™ J

t - t Q

® A 7 3 2 ® J 10 5

´ 6

™ -

t 9

® Q 9 4

N

W E

S

West North East South

Pass 1´

Pass 2´ Pass 2NT

Pass 4´ All Pass

West led the ™K. It looks that declarer must lose

one trump, one heart and two clubs, but looks can,

of course, be deceptive. Declarer ducked the

opening lead. West switched to t7. Declarer took

Declarer continued his plan of cross-ruffing, first

a diamond and then a heart. If West overruffed, he

would have to lead away from his ace of clubs and

concede two club tricks, so he discarded. In the

three card ending, declarer, having lost only one

trick so far, could not avoid winning a club trick for

the contract, while the defence's second club trick

clashed with West having to cash his boss trump.r

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