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BRIDGE BITES  #104

      

 

NO MATH REQUIRED

                                                                Brian Gunnell

 

♠ KT8

QJ652

A874

♣ 7

 

 

E-W Vulnerable

South   West     North    East

1♠         Pass    2         Pass

3♣        Pass    4♠         Pass

6♠         Pass    Pass    Pass

 

This week’s hand offers two ways to play the Clubs.  Which is better?  No need to be a math whiz, some simple logic comes up with the same correct solution as that calculated by our resident Professor of Statistics.

 

        Dummy

 

West            East

 

       Declarer

♠ AQJ97

3

K5

♣ AQ532

 

West led a trump, a good choice!  After that opening lead, this is not a good slam at all, requiring Clubs to be brought home for no losers, with only two Club ruffs available on the board.  What are your choices?