Play problem

May 13, 2009 at 10:02 am 1 comment

WEST

sKJ107
h110875
d1Q87
cJ4

EAST

sA93
h1QJ
d1AK42
cA1032

At both tables North begins with pass and NS then pass throughout.

In one room the auction is:

1C….1H
2NT..3C
3D…3S
3NT

In the other:

1D….1H
2NT…3D
3NT

Contract: 3NT
Opening Lead: DJ

I have no information as to the meaning of the auctions.

The play begins the same at both tables and as both declarers have played for Australia we’ll follow their judgment: the jack of diamonds is led and run to the king. Your queen of hearts is won by RHO’s king and he shifts to clubs. LHO wins the queen. Neither declarer unblocked the club, though I supposed it could be considered. LHO shifts back to diamonds.

RHO discards the H6 as you win – where? And to do what?

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. phil markey  |  May 13, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    i think i would of won the ace in hand – i’m still establishing my heart trick(s) and i can do that from either hand so i’m preserving my entry to the deck

    i might well of thought i was cold till north pitched on the second diamond – if the second heart is won by south then i can probably give up a spade and a club for 9 and if the second heart was won by north then either the club hook works or i know where the queen of spades is

    now that i have seen north pitch i still play a heart

    tough climbing in and out of my time capsule – did you have to tell me that north was pitching ?

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