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BRIDGE BITES  #120

      

 

DOUBLE END-PLAY

                                                         Brian Gunnell

 

 

♠ A8

K987

AJT8

♣ AJ8

 

 

            E-W Vulnerable

            South   West     North    East

            1         3♠         Dbl       Pass

            4         Pass     6        Pass

            Pass     Pass

 

This is not a good slam!  After a Diamond opening lead, even if trumps are 3-2 and the Club finesse works, it still looks as if Declarer must lose a Heart and a Spade for down one.  How does Declarer avoid that Spade loser?

        Dummy

 

West            East

 

       Declarer

♠ Q74

AT42

KQ5

♣ QT4