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BRIDGE BITES  #114

      

 

A BLOCKING PLAY

                                                        Brian Gunnell

 

 

♠ AK6

K64

J72

♣ T984

 

 

 

            E-W Vulnerable

            South   West     North    East

                         Pass     Pass   Pass

1NT      Pass     3NT     Pass

            Pass    Pass

 

Against 3NT, West starts out with the Diamond Ten.  You are Declarer, and the questions of the day are “What’s the big danger?” and “What are you going to do about it?”

 

        Dummy

 

West            East

 

       Declarer

♠ J7

AQT

K65

♣ KQJ75