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Belper Black v Allestree Blue (Home)
Belper Yellow v Bakewell B (Home)
Belper Purple v Bakewell C (Away)
FRIDAY 7 DECEMBER 6.30
Thanks to everyone who came, helped and made it a fun evening
The next round of the Challenge Trophy will be held on 14 December
This will also rank as a qualifying round for the Derbyshire Pairs Competiton in January.
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TEAMS OF EIGHT
Wednesday 16 January
Black v Allestree Blue (Home)
Yellow Team v Bakewell B (Home)
Purple Team v Bakewell C (Away)
For names see below
How to make or not to make 7S
2S hearts and a minor; 2NT spade support, game force; 4C short clubs; 4NT Keycard
West leads KQ
I think whatever is led declarer wins in hand. Let’s assume it is KC and then through a process of stripping west’s hand of his two Diamonds, playing a couple of top Hearts and drawing trumps (finessing the Q of course), west is struggling to know what to discard. He can’t keep three cards in both H and C when the third spade is played so, accordingly, declarer makes his fifth card in either suit. The careful play is in cross-ruffing the suits in the right way.
There’s plenty of ways NOT to make it of course and doubtless I would have chosen one of those at the table.
That’s my take but, after last evening, I have a slam-addled mind this morning
Hi again. Hang fire in that. Just had a thought. I will be back.......
The trick is to ruff 3 clubs in dummy.
Let’s assume west leads heart to souths Ace,Ace c,another club ruff,k hearts throw club,Ace diamond another diamond to king,ruff a club,another heart, ruff in south, club and ruff, leaving just Spades in south hand,AS from north then anything finessing the east Q of Spades.
Would you play it like that without knowing the layout?
Hello again. My first thought isn’t cast iron (although the defenders could go wrong) but Phil’s thinking is addled too...what happens when east over-ruffs one of the early club ruff attempts?
I haven’t had much time to go through it again yet but I’m struggling to see a clear way on best defence...BUT I’m going to have another think.