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BRIDGE BITES  #81

      

 

RUFFS IN THE LONG HAND

                                                                                     Brian Gunnell

 

♠ JT98

AK74

K52

♣ T2

 

           We’ll spare you the auction, but it looks like Partner’s been

           overbidding again, as you find yourself declaring 4♠ on

           slender values.  The good news is that the hands fit well and,

           after the opening lead of the Q, you actually have a chance.

 

              You have four natural trump tricks and four side-suit winners.

          There’s no prospect of scoring more tricks in the side-suits so

           the shortfall will have be made up with some ruffing.

 

           What is your plan?

 

        Dummy

 

West                East

 

       Declarer

♠ KQ765

65

A4

♣ 7653