Kidney Research Sims Results
Three pairs in the top 50 in a 750+ field
26th Jim and Leigh
34th Aubrey & Dinos
42nd Mike & Nigel
Top East/West pair:
108th Graham and Geoff
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