Plan the play answer

February 24, 2011 at 7:20 am 3 comments

The problem was this making 3S on the NS cards:

NORTH

sJ62
h174
d1A82
c109632

WEST

s853
h1AQ2
d1K73
cAJ84

EAST

s94
h1KJ1085
d19654
cQ7

SOUTH

sAKQ107
h1963
d1QJ10
cK5

West North East South
………………………..1S
Dble….2S…….3H……3S
All Pass

Contract: 3S
Opening lead: S3

I read this in bed a few nights ago (yes, that’s what life is like, reading bridge books in bed, sigh), I gather it’s from Bridge with a Feminine Touch. I thought the answer given was cute. Win in hand, play diamonds and at the point where West covers, you then play the C10, East has to cover and you’ve made when clubs are 3-3 and the 4-2 break for which you can cater. If you win the first spade in dummy and play the C10, West will be able to exit with the diamond king. Hence you have to win in hand to maintain the entry that can’t be damaged.

Isn’t this nice?

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Entry filed under: declarer play.

I should have stayed in bed. International standards

3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. khokan  |  February 24, 2011 at 8:23 am

    Very cute. I failed to appreciate that the trump entry is flexible.

    Reply
    • 2. khokan  |  February 24, 2011 at 8:26 am

      The line suggested in the book doesn’t cater for 3-3 clubs as you are an entry short if you play clubs from the table.

      Reply
      • 3. cathyc  |  February 26, 2011 at 3:26 am

        True!

        Reply

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