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BRIDGE BITES  #74

      

 

READING THE LEAD

                                                               Brian Gunnell

 

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            Both Vulnerable

            South   West     North    East

                                       Pass     2

            2♠         3         4♠          Pass

            Pass    Pass

 

            Eastís Weak Two shows 5-10 HCP and a 6-card suit.  N-S

            cruise into 4♠, West leads the Diamond Two won by Eastís

            Ace, then a low Diamond comes back, ruffed by Declarer,

            West following with the Jack.  As Declarer, what can you   

            deduce from the play so far?  And how do you plan to play

            the hand?

        Dummy

 

West            East

 

       Declarer

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