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BRIDGE BITES  #56

      

 

FINESSE FATALE

                                                        Brian Gunnell

 

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            E-W Vulnerable

            South   West     North    East

            1♠         Pass    2♠         Pass

            3♠         Pass    4♠         Pass

            Pass    Pass

 

            N-S reached their Spade game one baby step at a time and

            West led the K.  Seeing the danger of Heart ruffs in Dummy,

            East overtook with his Ace and smartly shifted to a trump. 

 

            That was sensible defense, now what would be sensible

            Declarer play?

        Dummy

 

West            East

 

       Declarer

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It would certainly not be sensible to take the trump finesse.  Why not?