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BRIDGE BITES  #116

      

 

THE ART OF CONCEALMENT

                                                                                         Brian Gunnell

 

 

♠ T32

J43

AK62

♣ AT9

 

 

South opens 1NT, which nowadays usually shows 15-17 HCP.  North bids 3NT, and West leads the T.

 

Declarer (you) can see enough tricks once the ♣K is out of the way, but those Spades look somewhat fragile, there is the danger that East will get in with the K and that the defense will then rattle off some Spade tricks.

 

We have two questions.  Firstly, how do you play the Hearts?  Secondly, how do you play the Clubs?  These questions are not misprints, we’d really like to know!

 

        Dummy

 

West            East

 

       Declarer

♠ Q86

AKQ

J7

♣ QJ876