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BRIDGE BITES  #111

      

 

ANTI-DISCOVERY PLAY

                                                                         Brian Gunnell

 

 

♠ J6

862

AKQ642

♣ 63

 

            E-W Vulnerable

            South   West     North    East

            1♣         Pass    1         Pass

            1♠         Pass     3        Pass

            3NT      Pass    Pass    Pass

 

Westís opening lead is the Q.  At Trick 1 Declarer has no idea of the Heart situation.  Clearly the King is with East, but Westís opening lead could be from Qx or QJx or QJ9x or QJ9xx, all are equally likely as a Heart opening lead was almost inevitable given the auction.  Do you take you A at Trick 1? 

        Dummy

 

West            East

 

       Declarer

♠ AT92

AT5

8

♣ AKT98