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
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.