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BRIDGE BITES  #71

      

 

DECLARE OR DEFEND?

                                                                       Brian Gunnell

 

          

♠ AKQJ

A7432

♣ K963

                  

 

 

            Both Vulnerable

            South   West     North    East

                                       1          Pass

            1♠         Dbl       4♠          Pass

            Pass    Pass

 

            South wasnít good enough for

            2, so she responded 1♠ and

            soon found herself declaring 4♠.

 

            You can see all four hands, itís

             time to place your bets.  Do

             you  want to declare or defend?

♠ 65

KJT5

KJ9

♣ AJT2

       Dummy

 

West            East

 

       Declarer

♠ 432

Q9

T876

♣ 8754

 

♠ T987

86

AQ5432

♣ Q