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W/E 27th Aug

Hand 6 from 25th August

 

Hand6_start
Hand6_start

East          South          West          North

pass           pass              1             pass

4♣ 1         pass            42         pass

4 3         pass            4♠ 4         pass

5♣ 5        pass             6           pass

pass        pass

1 = agreeing hearts with a singleton or void in clubs (splinter bid)

2 = first round control of diamonds and slam interest

3 = nothing more to show

4 = first round control in spades and still has slam possibilities

5 = singleton ace or void in clubs

 

North starts with the ace of clubs, ruffed in dummy then crossing to the ace of diamonds to ruff another club followed by a diamond to the queen to ruff the third club. The king of trumps was cashed to find the bad break, so the king of diamonds was cashed for a spade discard, leaving this:-

 

Hand6-mid
Hand6-mid

 

 

There are two ways to play from here. You can ruff the last diamond with the 6 of hearts risking an over-ruff, but it pays off and you can now cash two top spades and claim on a cross-ruff with top trumps.

 

 

 

But if you don't want to risk the diamond over-ruff you can go for the squeeze on south; cash jack of trumps, cross to ace of spades and clear the trumps.

 

 

 

With south to play to the last trump the positions is this:-

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Hand6_end

 

 

If he discards the king of clubs the jack makes together with the king of spades, if he discards the 8 of spades then the king and 10 of spades makes.

 

13 tricks made ! - well no pair did on the night, in fact only one pair bid the small slam.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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(28th Aug 2022)