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The 299er Sectional recently held at the Bridge Studio was an outstanding success, judging from the faces below.
Pictured are Sally Humphrey and Peg Wilson 1/2 in A; First in B; Judith Spruance and Joanne Bahr 1/2 in A;
Below is your tireless Hospitality hostess, Debbie Schenkel, and eighty bridge lovers.
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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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FEBRUARY 2019 DUMMY
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