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BRIDGE BITES  #29

      

 

TAKE FOUR

                                      Brian Gunnell

 

This week you are playing E-W, and as the problem is a tough one you get four attempts to beat the contract.  And you even get to see all four hands!

 

          

♠ 876

K32

AK98

♣ J92

                  

 

 

E-W Vulnerable

South   West     North    East

1♣        1♠          Dbl       2♠

4        Pass     Pass    Pass

 

Northís Double showed the unbid suits.  She usually has four cards in the unbid major for that bid, but was stuck for a good alternative.  Anyway, South lands in 4, and you are on defense.  Can you beat this precarious contract?

 

♠ AJT43

JT4

Q54

♣ 73

       Dummy

 

West            East

 

       Declarer

♠ KQ9

Q65

T7632

♣ 65

 

♠ 52

A987

J

♣ AKQT84