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BRIDGE BITES  #55

      

 

THAT SINKING FEELING

                                                                           Brian Gunnell

 

♠ AK42

764

♣ AKT654

 

             The auction has not been recorded for posterity, but we can

             say that N-S must have bid quite superbly in order to reach

             the excellent contract of 7♠.  “Nicely bid, Partner!  A cold

             grand slam with only 28 combined HCP!” enthused Declarer

             when Dummy was tabled after the opening lead of the ♦K.

             Declarer was quite right, the slam was cold, but not the way

             that he played it.

 

             Of course, you would have done better.   What is the best

             route to 13 tricks?

 

        Dummy

 

West            East

 

       Declarer

♠ QJT983

AK8

A3

♣ 72