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BRIDGE BITES  #118

      

 

AN EXTRA CHANCE

                                                           Brian Gunnell

 

 

♠ AK6

T3

J7

♣ QT9764

 

 

E-W Vulnerable

            South   West     North    East

            1♠         Pass    3♠         Pass

            4♠         Pass    Pass    Pass                                   

 

The opening lead is the K, won by your Ace.  A Heart is lost to Eastís Jack, but your hopes of getting two Heart ruffs on the board are dashed when East returns a trump.  So much for Plan A.  Setting up the Clubs is Plan B, will it succeed?

        North

 

West            East

 

       Declarer

♠ QJT93

Q876

AT

♣ AJ