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BRIDGE BITES  #136

      

 

FROZEN SUIT

                                      Brian Gunnell

  

          

♠ 542

AQ87

AK7

♣ T32

                  

 

            Both Vulnerable

            South   West     North    East

                1NT      Pass    2♣         Pass

            2         Pass    4          Pass

            Pass    Pass

 

3NT would have been an easy contract but South found herself in 4, where there are the same nine winners.  N-S have mirror distributions, so there are no ruffs to add to that total.  After the Q opening lead, where is the 10th trick?

♠ QT83

64

QJ98

♣ Q98

       Dummy

 

West            East

 

       Declarer

♠ J96

932

T54

♣ K764

 

♠ AK7

KJT5

632

♣ AJ5