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BRIDGE BITES  #33

      

 

THIRD-HAND TRICKERY

                                                                          Brian Gunnell

 

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            E-W Vulnerable

            South   West     North    East

                                                     1

            2♣         2         3         Pass

            4♣        Pass     5♣         Pass

            Pass    Pass

 

             Against your 5 contract, West leads a low Heart to Eastís

             Ace.  Back comes the Heart Ten which you ruff on the board.

             How do you play the Club suit?

 

        Dummy

 

West            East

 

       Declarer

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