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BRIDGE BITES #89
South West North
the direct route to game, but there are other ways
to bid that
hand. Most tournament players use 1♥-4♥
preempt (5+ Hearts and a weak hand) and use a conventional
2NT bid for the actual North hand, thereby giving N-S the
the opportunity to investigate slam if appropriate (which in this
case it is not!)
West led the ♣K, won by Dummy’s Ace. A trump was lost to West’s Ace, West
cashed the ♣K
(East playing the Jack), and then the ♣T
(East pitching a Spade), before exiting safely with a Diamond. At this point
you can count nine top tricks. Do you see how you might conjure up a tenth?
And who has the ♠K?