Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Bridge Column for Jan. 22

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Bridge Column for Jan. 22

Article excerpt

North-South vulnerable. North deals.

NORTH

A K 5

Q J

A K 10 7 2

10 5 4

WEST EAST

J 4 Q 10 3

K 9 5 3 8 6 4

J 8 4 9 6 5

K J 9 3 A 8 6 2

SOUTH

9 8 7 6 2

A 10 7 2

Q 3

Q 7

The bidding:

NORTH EAST SOUTH WEST

1 Pass 1 Pass

2NT Pass 3 Pass

4 All pass

Opening lead: Three of

The usual gang was battling it out in the club's Saturday night duplicate. When Hard Luck Louie played this deal, the defense started with three rounds of clubs. Louie ruffed the third round low, cashed the ace and king of trumps, then started on the diamonds. He was temporarily delighted when diamonds split 3-3, but East ruffed the fourth diamond and shifted to a low heart. There was a good diamond sitting there in dummy, but there was no entry to it. …

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