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BRIDGE BITES  #39

      

 

THE MERRIMAC COUP

                                                                     Brian Gunnell

 

Historians of the Spanish-American War will have no difficulty figuring out how this week’s coup got its exotic name.  For the rest of us there is Google.

 

                                                    Both Vulnerable

                                                    South   West     North    East

                                                    1NT      Pass    3NT      Pass

                                                    Pass    Pass

 

♠ A6

754

763

♣ KQT96

 

       Dummy

 

West            East

 

      Declarer

♠ KJT9

AJ3

JT8

♣ A54

 

South’s 1NT opening is in the 15-17 range and against this 3NT contract West leads the Heart Two.  Who’s got what, Sherlock?