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.
This is a hand from Board 18 played at Emsworth on Tuesday evening (hands rotated):
Dealer North, East/West vulnerable
** One ace
West led 4♠.
Can you make 6♦?
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Win ♠A and cash ♣AK. Ruff ♣3 in dummy and play ♥A, discarding the losing spade from hand.
Return to hand and now ruff ♣4 in dummy and play dummy’s last trump. East can go up with his ♦A when he chooses, but the remainder of declarer’s hand is good.
Although North/South only hold 22 HCPs between them this is a good slam to be in. It only needs clubs to break 3 – 3 (35½%) or 4 – 2 with the length with East (another 24%) or 4 – 2 with the length with West and West also holding the ♦A (about 12½%). Say 72% in all.