Dick on Defence I continued

July 31, 2009 at 7:54 am 2 comments

Surfer’s Teams
Dealer North
EW Vul

NORTH

s10973
h1KQ963
d1AQJ2
c

WEST

sAQ642
h18
d1K74
c8653

EAST

sK
h142
d110965
cAKJ974

SOUTH

sJ85
h1AJ1075
d183
cQ102

Dick: ‘Marston decided to swing the ace of spades, hitting the jackpot. This was the complete deal. The defenders took the first three tricks, two top spades and a ruff. Down one, plus 100 to EW. Note that on any other lead declarer can make the contract by finessing twice in diamonds. A spade loser disappears on the third round of diamonds. At the other table, North and South judged the auction better than their counterparts:’

West….North….East….South
………..Borewicz……..Richman
………..1H……..2C……2H
2S…….4H……..Pass…Pass
5C…….Pass….Pass…Dble
All Pass

Dick: ‘The defence was sparkling. Richman hit on the excellent lead, the eight of diamonds. North’s jack won the trick. Borewicz continued with the ace and then the two of diamonds. Richman ruffed and got out, coolly, with the five of hearts. This went to the queen. A fourth round of diamonds from Borewicz promoted another trump trick for his partner – 800 to NS, thank you very much.’

I wonder if the point is that partner doesn’t have much and maybe a shortage is likely and that does make you look at the spade suit.

Well, I’m off to a party tonight, can’t imagine being able to blog before Monday (!) …see you then!

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Richard  |  July 31, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    He shoots, he scores! The crowd goes wild.

    Reply
    • 2. Chris Mulley  |  August 3, 2009 at 12:55 pm

      I bet it went in off the backboard (lucky sod). 🙂

      Reply

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