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BRIDGE BITES  #6

      

 

DELIGHTFUL DECEPTION

                                                                                 Brian Gunnell

 

The game of bridge is enriched by many beautiful plays and stratagems, and we all love to talk about our latest Trump Coup or Double Squeeze.  But even that pales into insignificance when compared to the fun we get from hoodwinking the opponents with a deceptive play.  There’s nothing that a bridge player enjoys more than a little bit of larceny!

♠ 652

874

A654

♣ A64

       Dummy

 

West            East

 

      Declarer

♠ QT987

AKJ

K2

♣ KQ2

 

The N-S auction goes 1♠-2♠-4♠, and West leads J.  How do you play the hand?