A Cayne grandslam…or not.

September 15, 2009 at 2:43 pm 1 comment

Board 26
Dealer East
All Vul

NORTH

sAKQ3
h186
d1A62
cKJ74

SOUTH

sJ985
h1AK742
d19
cAQ5

As North you reach 7S, partner having opened 1H. Not a squeak from the opponents until West doubles a 6D response to 5NT. East dutifully leads a diamond, the three, and it goes to the king. Is there anything better than the straightforward line of taking two diamond ruffs in dummy? This is NOT a trick question, I’m just checking….This line needs trumps 3-2 or 3-3 clubs or the person with the long trumps to have the long spades should they be 4-1.

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  • 1. khokan  |  September 15, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    The straightforward line seems best – it works when spades are 3-2. It will also work when spades are 4-1 and clubs are 3-3 OR when the hand with the long clubs holds long hearts. I don’t think you can make rationally make the hand when the hand with the four spades also holds 4 clubs, as this gives up the chance to make on much more likely layouts.

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