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BRIDGE BITES  #64

      

 

PLAYING THE PERCENTAGES

                                                                                               Brian Gunnell

 

♠ AQ8

643

K2

♣ QJ765

 

             Both Vulnerable

             South   West     North    East

                                        1♣         Pass

            1         Pass     2        Pass

            6         Pass     Pass    Pass

 

            West leads the J and when Dummy goes down you can

            count only 11 tricks: six trumps in hand, two Diamonds and

            a Diamond ruff in Dummy, and two Spades (regardless of

            who holds the ♠K).  Where’s the 12th trick?

        Dummy

 

West            East

 

       Declarer

♠ J752

AKQJT2

A75