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Bridge Hand of the Week - "Access"

Dealer: North
Vul: E-W

QJ7
86
AQ7
A9642

AK654
AK2
K6
T85

SouthWestNorthEast
--1Pass
1Pass2Pass
3Pass4Pass
4NTPass5Pass
6PassPassPass

The bidding was a little forward, but there is nothing wrong with the final contract. How do you plan to make 12 tricks after West leads the J?

Solution

Suppose the full deal is something like this:

QJ7
86
AQ7
A9642
2
Q97
JT9843
KJ3
T983
JT543
52
Q7
AK654
AK2
K6
T85

Bridge Hand of the Week - "Favorite"

Dealer: South
Vul: Both

T85
AK875
J53
J6

AQ3
94
AKQT976
Q

SouthWestNorthEast
1Pass1Pass
3Pass3Pass
3Pass4Pass
4Pass5Pass
PassPass

After North made a forcing rebid of 3, South’s 3 continuation promised a spade stopper but denied one in clubs. North concluded the auction by raising to 4 and signing off in 5. The auction calls for a club lead and West begins with A and another club. You ruff the second club and cash the ace of trumps, both opponents following. What is the best approach to making the game?

Solution

Bridge Hand of the Week - "Hall of famer at work"

Dealer: South
Vul: None

6532
AK95
J72
K9

A74
74
A864
AQT8

SouthWestNorthEast
1Pass1Pass
1NTPass2NTPass
3NTPassPassPass

This deal was played by Hall of Famer Howard Schenken less than a month before he died of a brain tumor at age 75. Put yourself in Schenken’s place. West leads the K, which you duck. West continues with the Q, on which East discards the 8. You win the trick. Do you see a way to get to nine tricks?

Solution

Age and illness did not affect Schenken’s expertise at the bridge table, as you will see.

Bridge Hand of the Week - "Surprise winner"

Dealer: South
Vul: Both

AKQ862
T6
T54
73

A74
AQJ9
AKQJT2

SouthWestNorthEast
133Pass
4Pass4Pass
6PassPassPass

The leap to 6 was made more in the hope that dummy would have something useful than anything else. West starts with the K. What is your plan for taking 12 tricks?
Solution
Declarer won the opening lead with the A and drew two rounds of trumps with the ace and king. Declarer now led the 2, hoping that East began with three trumps, one heart and the K. East looked at his winning 9 with some unease and said to declarer, “You must be void in spades.”

Bridge Hand of the Week - "Managing assets"

Dealer: South
Vul: None

KJ9864
3
Q93
A75

A52
A62
AKJ6
KQ4

SouthWestNorthEast
2NTPass3Pass
3Pass5Pass
6PassPassPass

Your partner’s 5 was a quantitative slam try. The contract looks solid, and if things go well, you might take all the tricks. You must, however, focus on 12 tricks. West leads the Q. What is your plan?

Solution
Declarer took the A at trick one. The next move was careless: Declarer played an unthinking A at trick two and the slam could no longer be made. The full deal:

KJ9864
3
Q93
A75
QJT97
8742
T632
QT73
K854
T5
J98
A52
A62
AKJ6
KQ4

Bridge Hand of the Week - "Proceed with caution"

Dealer: South
Vul: Both

KT92
AQ82
QT53
5

AQJ8
4
A7642
AKQ

SouthWestNorthEast
1Pass1Pass
2Pass4Pass
4NTPass5Pass
6PassPassPass

After North used a splinter bid to show a good hand for spades, you checked for key cards and, when North promised two, you bid the slam. West leads a low trump. How will you come to 12 tricks?

Solution

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