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BRIDGE BITES  #141

      

 

BACKING THE FAVORITE

                                                                                Brian Gunnell

  

♠ Q4

K7

QJ7

♣ KJT852

 

 

            Both Vulnerable

            South   West     North    East

                                        1♣        Pass

            1♠         Pass     2♣        Pass

            6NT      All Pass

 

South wastes little time in reaching 6NT, West leads the Diamond Nine and, when Dummy goes down, Declarer can see just 11 top tricks.  How would you go about getting the 12th trick?

 

        Dummy

 

West            East

 

       Declarer

♠ AKT32

AQJ9

KT5

♣ A