Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Bridge Column for March 21

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Bridge Column for March 21

Article excerpt

North-South vulnerable. South deals.

NORTH

K 9 8

A K J 5 3

Q J 9

8 3

WEST EAST

5 2 6 4

8 2 Q 10 9 4

10 8 7 3 A 6 2

K 7 5 4 2 J 10 9 6

SOUTH

A Q J 10 7 3

7 6

K 5 4

A Q

The bidding:

SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST

1 Pass 2 Pass

3 Pass 4NT Pass

5 Pass 6 All pass

Opening lead: Three of

Several popular magazines have featured bridge hands over the years, Time magazine notable among them. Today's deal is the first ever included in Time, back in 1953. The auction is lost in history. We have included an auction that is quite likely for the period Standard American as per Charles Goren.

Declarer has a certain diamond loser and needs either an extra trick in hearts or a successful club finesse. South, of course, would like to test the hearts first and then decide whether or not he needs the club finesse, but the defenders didn't allow that. …

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