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BRIDGE BITES  #15

 

 

CHOICE OF PROMOTIONS

                                                                                     Brian Gunnell

 

Here’s a deal which illustrates the technique of promoting trump tricks for the defense.  In fact, as you are about to see, this deal provides three distinct examples of trump promotion!

                                                None Vulnerable

                                                East      South   West      North

                                                2♠         3         Pass     Pass

                                                Pass

 

♠ JT7

98

AQ54

♣ 9543

♠ K2

Q2

JT32

♣ AKJT7

        Dummy

 

West            East

 

       Declarer

 

East’s 2♠ was a “Weak Two”, showing a 6-card suit and less than opening values.

 

The contract is 3, played by South, with you in the West seat.  What is your choice of opening lead?