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BRIDGE BITES  #1

      

 

ITíS ELEMENTARY

                                                              Brian Gunnell

 

Crime in London appeared to be taking a vacation, and so it seems was Sherlock Holmes when he found himself on opening lead at the Baker Street Bridge Club:

 

          ♠ A65                                Holmes   West      Watson      East 

          ♥ 92                                   Pass      1♣           Pass          1

          ♦ T95                                 Pass      1♠           Pass          1NT

          ♣ Q9654                           Pass       Pass     Pass

 

Letís eavesdrop on the post-mortem in Holmesí 221B bachelor quarters.  But before we do, put yourself in the shoes of the great detective and consider your opening lead.