Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Bridge Column for March 2

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Bridge Column for March 2

Article excerpt

East-West vulnerable. North deals.

NORTH

A Q 6 3

Q J 8

9 4 2

A 8 4

WEST EAST

Void 5 4 2

10 9 6 3 2 7 5

K J 10 6 5 3 Q

K Q J 10 9 7 6 5 2

SOUTH

K J 10 9 8 7

A K 4

A 8 7

3

The bidding:

NORTH EAST SOUTH WEST

1 Pass 1 Pass

2 Pass 3 Pass

4 Pass 4NT Pass

5 Pass 6 Pass

Pass Pass

Opening lead: King of

The auction is typical of a modern five-card major sequence. Souths hand did not meet either criterion for a jump shift but, after spades were raised, it became slam-oriented. Three hearts was designed to learn more about Norths minimum opener and, once North showed a sound opening, Blackwood led to the spade slam.

West led the king of clubs, taken with ace. A club was ruffed in hand and a trump was led to the queen, on which West discarded a diamond. …

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