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2019 Grand National Teams District 4
2019 Grand National Teams District 4

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Last Deal Bradenton FL Knockout 2/23/2019

Declarer could sense the match was on the line as dummy came down.  East led ♠ 3,4,8,10 5,2,Q,7; ♠ 9,2,6,K; ♠ 3,7, 3,♠ A; ♣ 2,10,3,J; ♣ K,6,5,4; 

♥ 10,A,6,7;  K,8,♣ 7, 4; ♠ J, 4, 2, 9. In the 4 card ending declarer Holds ♠ Q,  AJ3; Dummy ♣ 8, K65; defense holds ♣ A9,  Q1098,  4. Needing to get this right, declarer leads the last trump, pitching a low diamond, drawing  10 from east, and 13th  from west. Since nothing spectacular popped, declarer played to the  K and took the finesse.....

♣ ....which lost ..... to doubleton Q offside. -200, match lost😡.  Apparently east thought he was squeezed, saving the unnecessary A♣ . Should declarer have worked this out?  With declarer in hand at trick 11, the opponents  are known to hold A9♣ , Qxxx between the two hands. East’s last two discards are diamonds which could suggest he’s not holding the Q , west has yet part with a diamond. But the solution lies with the remaining clubs. If west holds both clubs, thee contract is doomed unless west’s only diamond is the Q . What if East holds both clubs? Then having a complete count of the club suit has chosen to retain 2 clubs for no bridge reason.

what if Clubs are 1-1? (Therefore  are 2-2, and Q is dropping.) East, knowing the A♣ is outstanding, would not retain the 9♣ rather than a third diamond, protecting the Q♦ if he had it. But east might retain the A♣ if he didn’t know where the 9♣ was,(if declarer holds it, it becomes a winner with the discard of the Ace. So this must be the answer. East doesn’t know if he is squeezed, and chooses to protect clubs. Declarer should recognize the “pseudo-squeeze” has worked, clubs are 1-1 and the Q drops.

It’s  not good enough just to create the successful end position, you need to recognize it as well.

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President - Harold Jordan

Vice-President - Mark Henderson

Secretary - Teresa Spicer

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