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BRIDGE BITES  #99

      

 

YOU MIGHT BE AN EXPERT

                                                                                      Brian Gunnell

 

♠ KJ

AQ9

KJ65

♣ KT75

 

E-W Vulnerable

South   West     North    East

1         Pass    2♣        Pass

3NT      Pass    6         Pass

Pass    Pass               

 

In 6 there are 11 easy tricks.  The 12th might come from a Diamond finesse, a Club finesse against West, or a Club finesse against East.  You might be an expert if you go down in 6In fact, if you are at the top of your game you may even go down two!  The opening lead of the Spade Three is won by East’s Ace and the Spade Two is returned.

        Dummy

 

West            East

 

       Declarer

♠ QT6

KJT87

A8

♣ AJ4