Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Bridge

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Bridge

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Byline: DAVID BIRD

MON 26-01-09 East does not expect 4S to be made but he can judge that North-South are likely to have a game available and wants to take away their bidding space. How would you play 5C when West launches the defence with the ace and king of spades? You should ruff with a high trump, retaining the five and four of trumps to allow you to enter dummy later. You draw trumps in one round, with the ace, and then lead the nine of diamonds. There is no chance that West will hold the ace of diamonds, since this would carry him past the 6-10 range for a weak two-bid. You therefore run the nine, hoping that West holds the jack of diamonds. As the cards lie, East wins with the jack and switches to a heart.

What now? There is a fair chance that East will hold the king of hearts but you do not need to risk the heart finesse. You rise with the ace of hearts and lead the four of trumps to dummy's seven. …

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