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BRIDGE BITES  #31

      

 

THE SAFE HAND

                                                  Brian Gunnell

 

♠ K543

AT

A97

♣ 8543

 

            Both Vulnerable

            South   West     North    East

            1NT      Pass    2♣         Pass

            2         Pass    3NT       Pass

            Pass    Pass

 

            3NT is the normal contract, with 9 top tricks.  But this event

            was duplicate bridge where it’s not always enough just to

            make your contract, it’s also important to make overtricks.

            So, the question for you South players is “How do you make

           10 tricks after an opening Diamond lead?”

        Dummy

 

West            East

 

       Declarer

♠ 76

Q86

KQ3

♣ AKQT7