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BRIDGE BITES #51
In our first bridge lesson we are
taught to draw the defenders’ trumps early in the play, lest they start ruffing
our winners. We then spend the rest of our lives discovering (sometimes
painfully) that there are exceptions to this rule.
South West North
2♠ 3♣ 4♠
Dbl All Pass
distribution around the table, it’s not unusual for
bidding to keep on going until someone finally says “Enough
already, I double you!” Here, West questions South’s ability to
make 11 tricks in Clubs. A low Spade is led to East’s King,
and Declarer ruffs that. What next?