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BRIDGE BITES  #94

      

 

DODGING AN UPPERCUT

                                                                               Brian Gunnell

 

♠ 95

A63

K8

♣ 876432

 

Both Vulnerable

South   West     North    East

1♠         Dbl        2♣         2

Pass    Pass     2♠         3

3♠         Pass     Pass    Pass   

 

After a particularly virulent outbreak of overbidding, one in which only West remained unafflicted, you find yourself in the sickly contract of 3♠.  The defense starts with high Clubs, and you ruff the second round.

 

How will you proceed?

        Dummy

 

West            East

 

       Declarer

♠ AJ876

K984

A97

♣ 5