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BRIDGE BITES  #52

      

 

PAYBACK TIME

                                                 Brian Gunnell

 

In recent Bridge Bites, our West has been a bit of a pest, frequently coming up with dastardly plays which make Declarer’s life difficult.  This week we are delighted to report that West makes a slight slip and becomes the victim.

 

♠ J975

872

J96

♣ A95

            E-W Vulnerable

            South   West     North    East

            1♠         2         2♠         Pass

            4♠         Pass   Pass     Pass

 

            Yes, indeed, South’s 4 was a little boisterous, a more

            prudent player would have merely invited game.  But

            making seemingly impossible contracts is one of the

            joys of the game, and your job is to make 10 tricks after

            West plays three rounds of Diamonds.

 

            Any ideas?

        Dummy

 

West            East

 

       Declarer

♠ KQ8642

AK9

T2

♣ K6