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BRIDGE BITES  #12

 

 

ONE FINESSE TOO MANY

                                                                                 Brian Gunnell

 

 

♠ J

QJT

T97

♣ AJT954

        Dummy

 

West            East

 

       Declarer

♠ AKQT954

A64

AQJ

           

Playing in a team game, you find yourself declaring 6♠.  West leads a trump and your job is to avoid a loser in each of the red suits.  After Dummy’s ♠J wins the first trick, is there any rush to cash the ♣A and pitch something?  And which red-suit finesse do you plan to take first?