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BRIDGE BITES  #132

      

 

WORST-CASE SCENARIO

                                                                                Brian Gunnell

 

♠ AK82

952

Q5

♣ QJ42

 

 

            E-W Vulnerable

            South   West     North    East

            1         Pass    1♠         Pass

            1NT      Pass    2NT      Pass

            Pass    Pass

 

Put yourself in Declarerís seat, with only the N-S hands in view.  West leads the Heart Seven, East plays the King.  Looks like two Spades, a Heart and five Diamonds will get you to eight.  What can possibly go wrong?

 

        Dummy

 

West            East

 

       Declarer

♠ 75

A643

AKJ42

♣ T3