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BRIDGE BITES  #103

      

 

PARTNERSHIP DEFENSE

                                                                               Brian Gunnell

 

♠ AQJT7

Q32

A76

♣ 74                 

 

 

 

 

            None Vulnerable

            South   West     North    East

                                       1♠         2♣

            Dbl       3♣         Pass    Pass

            3         Pass     Pass    Pass

 

       Dummy

 

West            East

 

       Declarer

♠ 4

T95

K84

♣ AKQT85

 

Itís often said that defense is the toughest part of the game.  But sound partnership agreements are a big help, and on this board E-W work together like a well-oiled machine to get a ruff and defeat the contract.

 

You are sitting East defending a contract of 3.  Partner leads the Club Two.  What is his holding in the suit?