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BRIDGE BITES  #68

      

 

A STRANGE LEAD

                                                         Brian Gunnell

 

You are West and hold:        982

                                                KQJT952

                                               

                                                963

 

Both Vulnerable

                                                South   West     North    East

                                                1♠         3         3♠         4

                                                4♠        Pass     Pass    Pass

 

Your 3 jump overcall showed long Hearts and not much else (preemptive, in other words), and South eventually buys the contract in 4♠.  You’d love to get a Diamond ruff (or two) but, alas, you are on opening lead.  Any thoughts?