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NEXT UP -BLUE HEN SECTIONAL - FEBUARY 9-11, 2018
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Thursday 11/17 Board 14 Bridge Studio

Bridge hands provide some interesting twists and turns.  Take this hand where declarer finds herself in 5 .  West leads the 5 to east's A  and returns....a spade, choosing not to clear dummy's trump.  (Had east returned a trump declarer must win in hand to prevent being forced concede a trick in hearts or clubs, as well as losing to the spade K.)  Does declarer now draw trump relying on picking the right finesse, or start clubs or hearts, planning to lose a trick while the potential spade loser is protected by dummy's trump?

The straight forward line is to draw trump and take the club finesse.  If it wins you have 12 tricks.  But when loses....down 1angry.  One declarer chose to lead a heart to the 5, Q, K, perhaps thinking of combining chances.  But this proves to be a false hope, as whoever wins can force declarer to win the spade return in dummy, and rely on hearts breaking 3-3, (or 10 9 doubleton).  When West won with the K , she returned a club, forcing declarer to again decide between hearts and clubs.  This declarer relied on hearts and proved to be right...this time.

West could see the hearts were breaking and gave declarer a losing option.

So did declarer choose the best line of play?  Not easy to determine at the table.  The club finesse is 50-50 but when it works you make 6.  Hearts breaking 3-3 about 40%, doubleton 10-9 may or may not help.  And the opportunity to make 6 when all lines of play work favor drawing trump and taking the club finesse.  In this case it would be a loser!  Frustrating gameangry

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