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BRIDGE BITES  #72

      

 

A SPORTING DOUBLE

                                                                    Brian Gunnell

 

We suspect that East doubled 5 with great glee, no doubt anticipating a sizeable penalty.  In some quarters this is ironically known as a “sporting double”, meaning that it is far from sporting and actually a sure thing.  Well, most of the time, anyway!

 

          

♠ KQ642

AT

T86

♣ AK3

                  

 

 

            N-S Vulnerable

            South   West     North    East

            2         3          4        Pass

            Pass     5          5        Dbl

            Pass     Pass    Pass

  

            Even looking at all four hands

            it’s not obvious how you will

            make 11 tricks.  Can you see

            see a way?

♠ JT7

AKQJ532

♣ 874

       Dummy

 

West            East

 

       Declarer

♠ A98

Q7432

97

♣ T92

 

♠ 53

KJ9865

4

♣ QJ6