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BRIDGE BITES  #107

      

 

WHATíS YOUR PLAN B?

                                                                         Brian Gunnell

 

 

♠ QJ732

AQ6

J98

♣ A3

 

 

            E-W Vulnerable

            South   West     North    East

            1         Pass    1♠         Pass

            2         Pass     4        Pass

            Pass    Pass

 

West leads the ♣Q, won in Dummy.  You are playing a duplicate event, meaning that an overtrick will be well rewarded in the scoring.  What is your Plan A for making as many tricks as possible?  When Plan A doesnít work, youíll need to follow up with a well-reasoned Plan B.

        Dummy

 

West            East

 

       Declarer

♠ K

KJ854

AQ654

♣ 86

 

Letís start with Plan A.  What is it?