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BRIDGE BITES  #65

      

 

NICE TRY

                            Brian Gunnell

 

♠ A9752

985

A97

♣ 64

 

            None Vulnerable

            South   West     North    East

            1♣         1        1♠          2

            3♣         Pass    Pass    Pass                    

 

            West cashes the K and gets the discouraging Four from

            East.  West shifts to a trump, after which things look bleak

            for Declarer!  From the bidding and the play to the first trick

            it appears that West has overcalled with AKxx.

 

            How do you avoid losing five tricks?

        Dummy

 

West            East

 

       Declarer

♠ 43

Q32

Q2

♣ AKQJ93