Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Bridge Column for March 5

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Bridge Column for March 5

Article excerpt

North-South vulnerable. West deals.

NORTH

J 8 5 4

9 6 4

5 4

A 10 7 5

WEST EAST

9 Q 6

A K 5 2 Q J 8 7 3

K 9 3 2 J 10 8 7 6

8 6 3 2 K

SOUTH

A K 10 7 3 2

10

A Q

Q J 9 4

The bidding:

WEST NORTH EAST SOUTH

Pass Pass Pass 1

Dbl *3 4 4

Pass Pass 5 5

All pass

*At least four spades, 5-7 points

Opening lead: Ace of

Holmes: "What about the curious incident of the dog in the nighttime?"

Watson: "The dog did nothing in the nighttime."

Holmes: "Yes, Watson, that is the curious incident."

East judged the auction well. They would have been down only one at the five-level and he succeeded in pushing South past his comfort level.

West continued with the king of hearts at trick two, ruffed by South. …

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