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BRIDGE BITES  #79

      

 

THE ONLY CHANCE

                                                              Brian Gunnell

 

♠ QJ76

872

964

♣ K32

 

            N-S Vulnerable

            South   West     North    East

                          1         Pass    1

           1♠           2♣        2♠         Pass

           4♠          Pass    Pass    Pass

 

           The defense starts with Diamonds and Declarer ruffs the

            third round.  Declarer has lost two tricks already, must later

            lose the ♠A, and appears to have an inescapable Heart      

            loser.  Down one?  Or perhaps there actually is a way to     

            escape that Heart loser?  Can you see it?

        Dummy

 

West            East

 

       Declarer

♠ KT9853

AK5

32

♣ A6