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BRIDGE BITES  #95

      

 

ROLE REVERSAL

                                                    Brian Gunnell

 

♠ AK4

T94

T5432

♣ AK

 

Both Vulnerable

South   West     North    East

1♠        Pass     2         Pass

2NT     Pass     4♠         Pass

Pass    Pass

 

At rubber bridge, you win the Club lead, cash a second Club, then the top two trumps, and later take a Club ruff.  The dust clears and it’s 11 easy tricks.  Now let’s replay this at duplicate scoring, where a second overtrick would be the difference between a great board and a merely average one.  Where can you find 12 tricks?

        Dummy

 

West            East

 

       Declarer

♠ T9853

AKQ

A

♣ J975