27th June 2019
BILL HUGHES SIM PAIRS
Cash prizes available!!
Please remember to bring an extra £1 entry fee.
A polite reminder that things move more quickly on the door if everyone tries to bring the correct money. Handing out change takes time! Thank you.
Playing multiple teams, you are playing South
Hearing Pass, Pass, 1 Diamond* you started with a simple 1 Spade overcall and the auction continued to 4S although your partner's single raise didn't look very encouraging. But it's teams so the jump to game is automatic.
Against your 4 Spade contract, West leads a small Diamond and partner tables a modest dummy. Having bid the game can you make it for your team?
* 11 to 15 points, at least two diamonds
Take the Ace of Diamonds, cross to dummy by leading the 9 to the 10 and ruff the remaining Diamond in hand. Draw the last 2 trumps and exit with a low Heart from each hand. Whichever defender wins must return a Heart or open up the Clubs for you.
Now take the Heart Ace and exit with your last heart. Whichever defender wins is end played, forced to give a ruff and a discard in Diamonds or open up the Clubs for only one loser.
The full deal:
Lead - 3 Diamonds