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BRIDGE BITES  #133

      

 

THE ONLY CARD

                                                 Brian Gunnell

  

          

♠ KT954

2

QJ653

♣ 94

 

           

 

            Both Vulnerable

            South   West     North    East

            1         Dbl       1♠        Pass

            4         Pass     Pass   Pass

 

 

♠ QJ87

Q6

KT82

♣ KQJ

       Dummy

 

West            East

 

       Declarer

 

You are West, on opening lead against 4.  You naturally choose the ♣K, and that holds the trick, Partner playing the Two.  Now, at Trick 2, there is only one card in your hand that will defeat this contract.  What is it?