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You find yourself in 6NT and need to make 3 tricks from the above holding.  It is guaranteed, but can you find the correct line of play?

(This was published by Tom Townsend in the Daily Telegraph a short while ago).

We need to consider all suit distributions: 5-0, 4-1 and 3-2 (both ways round).  Start by cashing the king.

If west has 5 hearts you have two marked finesses.  Come back to hand via the ace and lead low towards dummy.  You will eventually win the jack, as well as the ace and king.

If east has 5 hearts, again you have two marked finesses.  Lead low from dummy and just cover anything east plays.  You will lose to the queen or the 10 but your 8/9 combination will give you your third trick..

If both follow to the first trick your second play should be low towards hand.  Then if east shows out you take the ace, and lead towards the J-9.  Again three tricks in the bag.

But if east follows, just cover whatever he plays (with either the ace or the 8). If west also follows, then hey presto, the suit breaks 3-2 and your fourth heart takes the required third trick.

Of course, west may show out.  But then we come back to the 8/9 combination which will always be good for the third trick.

Slams Bridge Club
Slams Bridge Club

Slams Bridge Club has been running in Bromley for many years.  It was set up with the aim of helping players new to the game of duplicate bridge (the usual club format), and this continues to be the case.

Players are expected to know the game of bridge but we don't expect, nor do we want, "Grand Masters".  There are many local clubs that cater for the more experienced player.

Walking into a bridge club for the first time can be intimidating - everybody else seems to know what they're doing (oh no they don't!).  The atmosphere at Slams Bridge Club is friendly and welcoming, and you will soon start to feel at home.

Our membership is loyal with many players from the early years still attending on a regular basis.

Come and give us a try.  If you don't have a partner our friendly host will be happy to play with you.

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