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BRIDGE BITES  #138

      

 

TWO WAYS TO WIN

                                                           Brian Gunnell

  

♠ Q3

J973

K

♣ AKQJT7

 

 

            Both Vulnerable

            South   West     North    East

                                       1♣         1♠

            2         3♠         4         4♠

            Pass     Pass    5         All Pass

 

Bridge bidding is not an exact science, as N-S demonstrated on this deal.  They would have done well to double 4♠, but instead they pushed on to 5, giving E-W the opportunity to show that defense can also be inexact.

 

        Dummy

 

West            East

 

       Declarer

♠ 5

A8542

AQ852

♣ 62

 

The defense plays Spades and Declarer ruffs the second round.  Now, if only she can avoid two trump losers, she will make this contract.  Any thoughts?